Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best Treasures I’ve found on the blogsphere during the past week.
On Publishing and Social Media
Jami Gold explores one of the much debated topics of publishing in A Rating System for Books, Part Two: How Can We Include Context? Also from Jami this week an interesting look at How Do You React When Strangers Read Your Work?
The fantastic Roz Morris takes a look at a conundrum of the current publishing world in: You have an agent: why self-publish? The hybrid writer.
As I near the end of Bob Mayer’s Write It Forward class I’d like to share a couple of offerings from the esteemed author this week. Changes in Writing and Publishing over 20 years and “I’m convinced fear is at the root of most bad writing.” Stephen King.
Dipped-In-Glitter Author Kristen Lamb explores the latest social media trend in G+ Circles–Good Idea for Writers or High School Revisited?
On the Craft of Writing
If you’re nervous about pitching and looking for some excellent tips, Cate Woods brings us a fantastic piece on Novel Pitching Made Easy.
Author and ROW80 Founder, Kait Nolan offers us tips to ease our writers path in Efficiency 101: The Power of “No”.
The brilliant Becca Puglisi of the Bookshelf Muse explores a topic every writer needs to understand. Conflict vs. Tension.
Manon Eileen loves bringing us new tools to make the writing easier. She recently hosted the incredible C.M. Stewart who offers us a Sensory Psychology Chart for Fiction Writers.
Kristen Lamb brings us a fun and enlightening article on how to trim and tone our writing in Beating the “Sugar” Addiction–Tightening the Writing.
Most of us are familiar with log-lines for our stories, but do you have one for your characters? Lisa Gail Green explores this topic in Getting To the Core of the Character .
Author and master of writing advice, Janice Hardy takes a look at the need for the protagonist to have friends in: All By Myself: Why Protagonists Need Friends .
Fun Sites and Fan Fiction
The clever and witty Shea MacLeod brings us a fun piece on Alien Chickens and Keres Death Spirits.
Ellie Ann Soderstrom presented a thought-provoking article this week on Race and Retribution with a focus on writers.
Art and History writer, Mary Jo Gibson explores the Getty Villa in Roman Paradise in the City of Angels.
Pale Writer of the Apocalypse, Piper Bayard puts out a humorous distress call in Help! I’m Torn Between Two Men.
Author Kait Nolan brings us a fantastic review of The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa.
That’s all for this week.