Blog Treasures 8-13

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best Treasures I’ve found on the blogsphere during the past week. Enjoy!

On Publishing and Social Media

Kristen Lamb transforms into Dr. Twuth to handle our Twitter issues in The Twuth Will Set You Free. Kristen also jingles the keys to using social media effectively in Spam Toad vs. Author Brand.

Bob Mayer explores how to Thrive in the Chaos of Publishing.

Kait Nolan delves into the volatility of publishing in The Stock Market of Traditional Publishing.

The publishing choices available to authors are many and at times confusing. Roz Morris takes a deep look at how we can decide between Self-Publishing or A Small Publishing House.

On the Craft and Life of Writing

The Devil is in the Details. Kristen Lamb begins an exploration of the deadly sins of writing and 3 Ways to Make Your Writing Shine.

Emlyn Chand of the Novel Publishing Group brings us 10 Steps for Growing Novel-Sized Story Ideas.

Becca Puglisi of Bookshelf Muse brings us More Tension Building Tips straight from the world of Harry Potter.

How do you Deal with Difficult Characters? Jami Gold explores this topic as well as What Wrong Turns Have You Made? (because sometimes it is the author that is the difficult character *smile*).

Every writer has limits. What happens when you reach yours? The fantastic Jess Witkins guest posted here yesterday on Writer Meltdowns: A Case of the Mean Reds. Kristen Lamb offers us a good suggestion on handling our meltdowns in Self-Discipline: The Key to Success.

Kait Nolan’s Efficiency 101 series delves into whether It’s Easier To Maintain Than Rebuild/Redo.

Cat Woods brings us excellent suggestions and advice on building and maintaining our writing muscles in What’s Your Writing Weight?

Fun Sites and Fan Fiction

My incredible ROWbro, Kerry Meacham launched his official blog this week with Sweet Tea Tuesday – Can You Guess My Favorite Drink? Stop by and let him know what your favorite is.

Sonia G. Medeiros says “100 Posts! What? Already?” and is running a contest in celebration of the event.

Jenny Hansen of More Cowbell takes an entertaining look at chocolate in Is There Really a Chocolate Philosophy?

For all the history lovers out there, Manon Eileen takes a look at an ancient mysterious map in Weird Phenomenon: The Piri Reis Map.

Clarence Leonidas Fender made guitars for some of the greatest rockers in music history. Elle B at Later Bloomer pays tribute to his life and accomplishments in How Leo Fender Found His Groove.

Tiffany A. White takes a fun look at our Long-Lost Childhood Reads. What is yours?

Jen L. Kirchner’s exciting Site 27 vote-your-own-adventure is heating up and the riders of apocalypse have arrived. It’s never too late to join the excitement, stop in and cast your vote!

That’s all for this week.

Peaceful Journeys!

About Gene Lempp

Gene Lempp is a writer blending elements of alternate history, the paranormal, fantasy, science fiction and horror for dark and delicious fun. He unearths stories by digging into history, archeology, myth and fable in his Designing from Bones blog series. “Only the moment is eternal and in a moment, everything will change,” sums the heart of his philosophy. You can find Gene at his Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, WANATribe, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon.
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16 Responses to Blog Treasures 8-13

  1. rozmorris says:

    Delighted to have made your ‘treasures’ list again, Gene – thank you!

  2. Emlyn Chand says:

    Thank you for including me on this robust list of writerly resources 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for including me in the Treasures! I love to harvest all the posts I missed too. 😀

  4. Jess Witkins says:

    Awesome treasures! Can’t wait to come back and read through them; looks like lots of helpful sites for me check out.

  5. kerrymeacham says:

    Another awesome mash Gene. Thanks for including my blog with such a great group of people. I appreciate it.

  6. Jami Gold says:

    Thanks for the link, Gene! And LOL! at the writer being the difficult character. 🙂

  7. Lynn Kelley says:

    Looks like more gold in these treasures, Gene. I already discovered some of these valuable nuggets and will check out the others. Thanks, again, for putting all these together for us.

  8. Jenny Hansen says:

    Hey, Gene! Thanks a bunch for including my chocolate philosophy. I think there’s gonna be more on deck in the coming weeks. Now I’ve got to go click on some treasures…

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  10. As always, your weekend blog treasures are fantastic! Thank you for compiling such a great list, and especially for including my link! 🙂

  11. Great treasures Gene! Thanks for all the writing sites, having great references for those struggling writer days is such a help.

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