Welcome to Blog Treasures, my weekly roundup of the best of the blogsphere from the last week. I’m working hard, gearing up for NaNoWriMo, so for you NaNoites I’ve added a section of links just for you (although the writing advice contained in them applies to all writers). Enjoy the links!
What is your writing philosophy? Do you see writing as a business endeavor or as a job where you produce the product while others take it the rest of the way? The fantastic Jami Gold explores this topic in: Are Writers Entrepreneurs?
Nail Your NaNoWriMo by Larry Brooks (Story Engineering). If you scroll down a bit on Larry’s site, links to the first EIGHT tips are listed under Recent Posts.
Anatomy of a Best-Selling Novel: Structure Matters by Kristen Lamb.
While not directly NaNo, Roz Morris (Nail Your Novel) has a great post with Four Tips Writing Good Prose that any NaNo writer will find useful.
On Publishing and Social Media
Bob Mayer and Who Dares Wins Publishing put out a call for authors this week: We’re Looking for a few good Writers.
Dragons, Mountains & Publishing by the pet-tastic Amy Shojai.
How to Avoid the Publishing Kool-Aid by Jami Gold.
Jane Friedman brings us an interview with Roz Morris on her latest publishing adventures in Should You Serialize A Novel On Kindle?
LinkedIn: An oft overlooked tool for writers by Carrie Mumford.
8 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Footprint by Jennie Hansen (More Cowbell).
The Right Way, the Wrong Way & the Smart Way by Social Media Jedi Master, Kristen Lamb.
Why Writers Should Be On Twitter by Jennie Bennett.
On the Craft of Writing
Personality & Plotting Survey: Does one Influence the Other? by Jeannie Campbell the Character Therapist.
Finding Critique Groups by Elizabeth S. Craig (Mystery Writing is Murder)
My good friend, Lynn Kelley asks How Do You Cook Up Suspense?
Love this post from Cat Woods: Write Like A Man!
Three Little Words that will Save Your Story by James Killick.
Crafting Lines to Draw the Reader In by Janice Hardy.
Fun Links, Reviews, Recipes and More!
Starting us off is a very fun post: The Queen of Parody, Men in Uniform and Vampire Disco by Shea McLeod.
Invisible Art, that’s nothing. We Have Invisible Porn! by Piper Bayard. (this had me in stitches!)
Music City Miracle by Kerry Meacham. Rare events only happen, well, rarely. Here is one my ROWbro experienced that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Sonia G. Medeiros continues her exploration of homicidal maniac, Dexter in the Middle.
13 Rugby Phrases that sound Dirty but aren’t by Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom).
JM Randolph has a great post on Accents and Dialects.
Some roadside diners have a bit more to offer then what is on the menu. The Devil’s Backbone by Catie Rhodes.
Jess Witkins brings us A Wicked Review.
October brings Goblins, Witches & Ghosts…Apple Pie! by Marcia A. Richards.
Top 10 Sci-Fi Television Shows by Amanda Rudd.
Last Law & Order Standing by Tiffany A. White.
Bible Stories You Won’t Hear At Bible School by Ellie Soderstrom.
Warrior Gods by the fabulous Kate Woods (author).