Blog Treasures 8-27

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.

Suzannah Freeman of Write It Sideways started a mini-series this week providing links to 101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips: Part 1 and Part 2 (yes, that is 50 awesome links to explore. Wow!).

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).

Peaceful Journeys!

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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 8-27

  1. westwood says:

    I love that Seth Godin article, it’s just good advice for life.

    Great picks!

  2. kerrymeacham says:

    Great mashup Gene. I hope you’re having a good weekend. I’m traveling, so I have limited Internet access this weekend. Have a good one, and thanks for the link love ROWbro.

  3. K.B. Owen says:

    Hey, Gene! I’m honored to be included in your mashup this week. Gonna go check out Kait’s post – looks interesting!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Kathy: My pleasure. If, like many of us, you have a few “science experiments” brewing in your fridge or just need to get organized, Kait’s post has excellent advice.

      Roz: I’m fairly certain you are a treasure all the time, Roz 🙂 Let us hope that I am not “too close” to my dark side, although, as a writer, it is something I embrace.

  4. rozmorris says:

    Thanks for making me a treasure again, Gene! Looking forward to reading your 10 random facts and seeing how close you really are to your dark side…

  5. Jami Gold says:

    Thanks, Gene! As always, you find some great links I’d missed. 🙂

  6. Jenny Hansen says:

    I’m with Kathy – it’s always exciting to be in your Blog Treasures post! And I had a ton of fun being with you yesterday. 🙂

    I’ve GOT to go check out several of these, especially Piper’s “hussy conundrum.” LOL.

  7. EllieAnn says:

    Thanks so much Gene for your kind words and shout out. =)

  8. Marcia says:

    Great roundup! I went over to Shea’s blog to read her tag list. Very funny. Looking foward to yours and whomever you’re tagging!

  9. I love my Saturday morning (or afternoon) treasure! Thanks, Gene!

  10. Piper Bayard says:

    I always look forward to your excellent mashups. Thanks so much for including Holmes and I on this list. You rock!

  11. Manon Eileen says:

    Hey Gene, thanks for listing me 😀

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