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.
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!
New Releases from the Past Week
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.