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
Social Media means something different to each of us. For some it is a bit of a drain and for others it is their life line. Find out why Kait Nolan Will Never Unplug.
Bob Mayer discusses the Myth of Backlist and a Dramatic Change in Publishing.
Kristen Lamb explores why traditional marketing fails when it comes to digital media in Why Traditional Marketing Doesn’t Sell Books.
Roz Morris is experimenting with a new method of marketing her latest novel. Find out what her Secret Weapon is for “My Memories of a Future Life”.
Elizabeth S. Craig (Writers Knowledge Database) is compiling a new e-book directory of “cover designers, formatters, freelance editors, ghost writers, and book trailers”. Find out more about this in a Release and a Directory.
Angela Ackerman from Bookshelf Muse offers us 3 Fast Fixes for blogging issues.
Jenny Hansen of More Cowbell asks Do Writers Read Differently than Non-Writers? Excellent comments!
On the Craft and Life of Writing
Kristen Lamb continues her “Deadly Sins” of writing mini-series with Deadly Sin of Writing #4–Beware the Bog of Back Story.
Jami Gold asks What Does Your Author Bio Say About You? Very interesting post and comments!
Suzannah Freeman of Write it Sideways brings some excellent tips and advice in 5 Keys to Giving Constructive Writing Critiques.
To give or not to give; reading materials at a presentation and something that many writers will need to consider as they advance in their career. Clay Morgan explores this topic in Handouts for Presentation: Before or After?
The fantastic Jody Hedlund guest posts on Janice Hardy’s Other Side of the Story with an excellent article on How to Avoid Creating Plastic Characters.
io9 brings us a stellar post on Great Character Descriptions from Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.
Fun and Thoughtful Posts!
Piper Bayard brings us a well-written call to action about the current state of affairs in the U.S. in We. Are. At. War.
Elle B. (a.k.a. Later Bloomer) shares an interesting article on how Sharon Penman Takes on William Shakespeare.
Kait Nolan continues her efficiency series with an excellent time management suggestion in Break It Up!
What good advice have you received or taken? Kerry Meacham explores this topic in Good Advice Taken.
Need a good laugh? Join K.B Owen for a funtastic look at Belly Laughs!
That’s all for this week.