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
Are your marketing efforts for your book actually effective? Kristen Lamb continues exploring this topic and provides a myriad of tips in Marketing Fiction-Branching Out to Fresh Blood & Bringing New Readers “into the Family”. (The first picture in this post is simply disturbing *grins*).
Roz Morris brings us hope for the long writers journey with: It took me years to write my first book. Does it get easier? Also, Roz is releasing a new work on August 30th, My Memories of a Future Life, that features another “Gene” (possibly my harrowing dark side), give it a look.
Susan Bischoff announces the release date for her long-awaited Heroes ‘Til Curfew and shares the joys of the indie life. “For a Talent, the most important thing is keeping the secret…”
Seth Godin at The 99 Percent brings us tips for handling the deluge of digital mail we all face in Should You Respond to Every Email?
On the Craft and Life of Writing
The ultimate pairing: Dipped-in-glitter Kristen Lamb and Pale Writer of the Apocalypse Piper Bayard team up to give us tips for handling zombie WIP’s in Guinea Pig Diaries: Little Darlings Anonymous.
Kristen Lamb explores the pros and cons of point-of-view with the Deadly Sins of Writing #5: P.O.V. Prostitution.
Are you a plotter, a pantser or a “pantyliner” (mixing the two, stop laughing, okay, laugh)? Jami Gold explores this topic in a guest post on Melinda S. Collins Muse, Rant, Rave: Writing Craft: How Do I Love Thee? and in a separate post: What’s Your Writing Process?
Dirty fighting brings out the best in our characters. Jenny Hansen of More Cowbell brings clever insight to this topic in Ding! Ding! More Cowbell Rings for Round 2 of Dirty Fighting. I also had the pleasure of hosting Jenny yesterday. Check out her brilliant advice for writers in: Playing to Your Strengths.
Science-fiction author Manon Eileen provides us with an excellent over view of “Behindthename.com” which hosts an extensive and versatile name generator in her Writer’s Tool Reviews.
Some of my readers asked for a review of Scrivener writing software and over this past week I found an excellent review of it on Sarah Ketley’s blog. The Ultimate Guide to All Things Scrivener: Part 1 and Part 2.
WorkAwesome brings us an excellent piece exploring 5 Ways to Know You Need More Life Balance.
Fun and Thoughtful Posts!
Have a glass of sweet tea on the porch with Kerry Meacham and he’ll share a few insightful and humorous stories with you in Are You Keeping Yourself on a Short Leash? Southern wit never tasted so good ~clinks glasses~
“The Love Doctors”, a.k.a. Piper Bayard and Holmes handle the “tough” questions of the Labor Day of Love in the Hussy Conundrum.
Kristen Lamb takes a humorous look at the Top 10 Reasons To Become a Writer.
Mystery author Kathy Owen brings us a comedic look at the recent earthquakes in Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!
The name Hannibal Lecter inspires visions of freshly fried cheeks and creepy crossdressers. Sonia G. Medeiros delves into this wonderful sociopath in: Quid Pro Quo – Hannibal Lecter.
Sociopathy is not just for men. Catie Rhodes explores the history of a dangerous women in Femme Fatale or Psychopath?
Goddess In Training, Kait Nolan, brings us a host of tips in Efficiency 101: Blitz the Fridge.
One of my personal favorites, the brilliant and witty Ellie Ann Soderstrom brought a fantastic guest post to Piper & Holmes site this week: How to Play Before Royalty.
That’s almost all for this week. One more thing before you go.
I was “tagged” by Shea MacLeod this week (see the post) and will be responding with 10 Random Facts about me and tagging four other bloggers as a part of my Sunday ROW80 Update. So stop back in tomorrow for some fun (and find out who I tag).