Blog Treasures 10-8

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?Β  The fantastic Jami Gold explores this topic in: Are Writers Entrepreneurs?

NaNo Fever

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.

The uber-hip Lyn Midnight introduces us to WriMo’s FTW Project. Direct link: WriMo’s FTW.

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.

Moving Quickly Through a Draft by Elizabeth S. Craig (Writer’s Knowledge Base). Also from Elizabeth, All About NaNoWriMo (this one has a list of extremely useful NaNo-related links).

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)

From the Bookshelf Muse: Character Trait: Funny & Weather Entry: Vortex.

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).

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. β€œOnly 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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18 Responses to Blog Treasures 10-8

  1. Marcia says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Gene. So many I haven’t seen this week! Thanks, on my way to check them out.

  2. kerrymeacham says:

    Man, you get around (Beach Boys in background) ROWbro. Thanks for link to guest post at Clay’s. Have a great weekend. GO TITANS!!!

  3. Jami Gold says:

    *gasp* I’m… I’m *featured*??? πŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Gene. You’re the best!

  4. Amanda Rudd says:

    As always, you have such a great list of interesting and useful blogs to check out. Thanks for including me!

  5. Thanks, Gene! I haven’t been to my blog yet this morn, so what a pleasant surprise to see some linky love here!

    And I really need to start stalking Bob Mayer. I have a blue pencil session with him at a writers’ conference in 2 weeks!

  6. Great mashup, Gene! Thank you so much for including me. I know I keep saying this, but your Blog Treasures is one of my favorite blog reads of the week! Perfect for that Saturday morning cup of coffee….

  7. amyshojai says:

    Kewl beans! Thanks for the mention–gotta take some time and go treasure hunting with these great links.

  8. Omg such a long interesting list! πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. You give the best info, Gene, gonna go find me some treasures. Thanks for the shout-out πŸ™‚

  10. lynmidnight says:

    Wow! It’ll take me ages to go through all of those links! O_O And thanks for including the WriMos FTW project in there, Gene! I appreciate it. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

  11. Awesome mash up! Do I say that everytime? It’s true though. πŸ˜€

    Congrats on gearing up from NaNo! I can’t wait to hear about your experience. I’m planning NaNo next year.

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Hi! Thanks to all of you for your wonderful and generous comments. I’ve been up to my chin in NaNo prep today but am really loving it!

      Enjoy the links and keep writing those great posts. You all are awesome πŸ™‚

  12. Catie Rhodes says:

    Thanks for the shout out, Gene. Hope the Nano prep is going well. What is your book about? (You don’t have to answer that if you don’t want to.)

  13. lynn kelley says:

    Wow, Gene, what a super cool surprise that you included my link in your awesome list. Thank you soooooooooo much! And thanks for the NaNoWriMo links because I’m gearing up for it for the first time and I need all the help I can get. Your Blog Treasures posts rock. Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Piper Bayard says:

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Gene. I’m always impressed with the work you put into your mashups. I book mark your mashups so I can get to them a few at a time during the week. Thank you for putting this together.

  15. Jenny Hansen says:

    I’m laughing to see Jami gasp…that is a GREAT blog. Of course it’s featured. πŸ™‚

    Speaking of which, I love your mash-ups and I get excited whenever I’m included. Thanks bunches, Gene!!

  16. carrie m says:

    This is an awesome round-up Gene! Thanks so much for including me, and giving me something to do as I sip tea this afternoon.

  17. catwoods says:

    So many great new links. Your round-up acts as my library. Thanks for taking the time to put these together.

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