Blog Treasures 9-3

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


Regardless of talent, skill or back list, writers need to have respect for each others craft. Susan Bischoff explores this topic in Respect for the Gifts.

On Publishing and Social Media

Bob Mayer surveys the Changing Landscape of Publishing for Writers.

ProBlogger brings us an in-depth look at Reading Blogs for Fun and Profit.

Roz Morris hosts Catherine Ryan Howard with A Year of Changes in Publishing Puts Writers in the Driving Seat.

Have a seat on Dr. Twuth’s couch as she answers the question of whether writers Are Related to Ferrets: ADD and Social Media.

Writers In The Storm contributor, Jenny Hansen brings us a detailed post about Social Media and Your Author Brand.

With so many publishing possibilities available to authors in the current market, what is the best approach to take? Magical Words explores this topic in Breaking Into Publishing: Short Stories vs. Novels.

On the Craft

The Bookshelf Muse is one my favorite sites for finding helpful tips and descriptive insights. This week Angela and Becca added a couple of new topics: Character Trait Eccentric (think Willy Wonka), Character Trait Manipulative (think House) and Weather Entry Frost (that stuff most of us will be scrapping off our car windows in the not too distant future).

I’ve recently been studying outlining systems. Here are a couple that I found very useful, for your perusal. Gail Gaymer Martin brings us her thoughts on Outlining a Novel – Step by Step. The Paperback Writer gives a detailed view of the traditional outlining system in Novel Outlining 101.

Victoria Mixon brings us 4 Tips for Improving Our Fiction in One Day.

Kristen Lamb reveals the Sixth Deadly Sin of Writing: Drifting in the Doldrums.

Jeannie Campbell, The Character Therapist asks an interesting question we should all consider when crafting our characters: What Is Your Characters Willing to Die For?

Jennie Hansen releases her master list of character interaction techniques in 23 Techniques for Dirty Fighting.

Suzannah Freeman of Write It Sideways brings us the second half of an incredibly detailed list of 101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips Part III and Part IV.

The Writers Life

Writers face a host of distractions that keep them from getting to the actual job of writing. Yet, not all distractions are created equal. Jami Gold handles this topic with grace and wit in Are All Distractions Bad?

We all hit times when the writing simply doesn’t flow. Quips and Tips explores this topic in How Writers Get Their Grooves.

Writing tools can make our lives easier and more organized. Alexandra Samuel brings us 4 Great Ways to use Evernote with Skitch – plus 14 New Possibilities.

Fun and Thoughtful Posts!

Kerry Meacham answers the challenge I issued to a few fellow bloggers last week with 10 Random Things About Me.

Feeling bored stiff? Well, then planking is the sport to perk things back up. Piper Bayard takes a look at this interesting past time in Planking – It’s Not Just For Pirates Anymore.

Mary Jo Gibson visits the J. Paul Getty Museum and some of the cool new artistic tools they are making available.

Elle B. (Later Bloomer) brings us a wonderful tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs in a Century of Tarzan.

Clay Morgan takes a look at 10 Movie Characters He Wishes He Could Be. I can just picture him as Indiana Jones exploring the outback of Pennsylvania!

If you’re looking for the hottest TV reviews on the net, Tiffany A. White’s Ooo Factor is the place to look. This week she brings us: New to Fall 2011Twin Peaks.

New Releases from the Past Week

Roz Morris is testing out a new publishing idea with her latest release “My Memories of a Future Life”. She discusses her method in Can You Split Your Novel into Four Equal Parts?

Susan Bischoff released “Heroes ‘Til Curfew” yesterday.

Kait Nolan’s newest adventure “Red” released this week. See Kristal Lee’s interview with Kait here and the book trailer here. Kait also provides us with some great tips in Sanity Saver: The Book Launch Planner.

Thea Atkinson brings us “The Secret Language of Crows”.

Shea MacLeod interviews Athanasios about his newest release “Mad Gods”.

Robin Lythgoe designed the cover for a Free E-book, “The Bedtime Story” by M. J. Kiessling.

That’s all for this week. Join me tomorrow for my ROW80 Update as I pass on a couple of awards I won from my fellow bloggers over the course of the week and explore the subject of blog awards and what they mean for our writer platforms.

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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22 Responses to Blog Treasures 9-3

  1. L.S. Engler says:

    Oh, I do like your blog treasure posts! All these lovely links to follow, knowing I’ll try my damnest to read each one, but knowing me, I’ll only get through half of them. : )

  2. kerrymeacham says:

    Great mashup ROWbro, and thanks for the blog love. Have a great LDW.

  3. Woot – I made it twice this week! But aside from dropping by to thank you, it’s always worthwhile with the other treasures you’ve dug up. Have a great weekend!

  4. Jami Gold says:

    Thanks for the link love, Gene! 🙂

    I missed many of these posts during my hectic week, so I *really* do appreciate you taking the time to point out these great articles. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  5. Great list Gene 🙂

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Jenny Hansen says:

    Definitely treasures, Gene! I LOVE your featured post…great choice. I’m in awe to be on the list TWICE. The linky love is much appreciated.

    Between you on Saturday and Elizabeth Craig’s Twitterific on Sunday, I’m gonna have the best time rolling in beautiful links this weekend.

    I hope everyone who follows the Dirty Fighting techniques link enters the Dirty Fighting contest. 🙂

  7. Thanks for the mention Gene! Your list of links would intrigue anyone.

  8. Gene, I’m enjoying going through this list as part of my Saturday evening reading. Your links to the outlining systems are especially helpful. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  9. Jess Witkins says:

    OOh, I’m excited about this list. Since WordPress was not showing me my blog reads for awhile, this is the perfect way to catch up on what I missed! Thanks Gene, looks like another batch of awesome!

  10. Thank you so much for including my links this week! I always love your Blog Treasures for my weekend viewing. I was late to the party this weekend because college football has arrived, but I’m here today with my cup of coffee. 🙂

  11. thanks for including me in your mashup! I’m so thrilled you took the time to mention me and find myself in such great company.

    • Gene Lempp says:

      I’m glad you all enjoyed the links and I hope they were useful.

      Barbara: We are working on the same path currently then (outlining). I have some other links as well. I’ll be sure to read them over this week so I can include them in the next batch.

      Thea: Great content is hard to pass by. I’m honored to share you with my readers. Love the cover for your book, by the way, it has a “Poe-ish” feel to it.

  12. Thank you so much for the link, Gene! And now I’m looking forward to seeing how Roz answers her own question.

  13. catwoods says:

    I love your line up this week. Thanks for making my blog rounds easier and more robust!

  14. Thanks so much for the inclusion here. I’m glad you’re enjoying our blog. 🙂 If you ever need anything, let me know! 🙂

  15. Lots, lots more great stuff to read! And thanks for the mention. You are the *boss* of awesome sauce. Good content, good taste. 😉

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