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!
NaNoWriMo Prep: Story Structure 101 by Alexandra Sokoloff. This one will get you started but her site is full of useful information for all writers. Great Stuff!
NaNoWriMo Resources by WriMoFTW (tons of links to NaNo information here).
Nail Your NaNoWriMo #9 by Larry Brooks (there are 15 tips in this series currently, links to the others can be found midway down the side column).
NaNoWriMo Writers Wanted: Kids and Teachers may apply by Cate Woods
Bran Flakes and Two Magna Carta’s (great NaNo advice here) by K. B. Owens
On Publishing and Social Media
Ebooks in Europe: The Game Really is Afoot by Eoin Purcell.
On Group Blogging by Elizabeth S. Craig
Are Writers Without Business Sense Doomed? by Jami Gold.
Introduction to Self-Publishing Options by Jen Talty
Upping Your Self-Publishing Game by Kait Nolan
Return on Investment Cannot be Measured in Revenue by Dan Blank
Should You get a Kindle if You are a Book-Lover? by Aliventures
Structure Part 2: Plot Problems by Kristen Lamb
You spin me round: Making Cliches Work For You by Janice Hardy
Social Issues in Christian Fiction by Jeannie Campbell (The Character Therapist)
On the Writing Life
2 Misconceptions of New Writers by Roz Morris
Advice for Aspiring Authors from Susan M. Toy by Carrie Mumford
Got Blog Fatigue? by Sonia G. Medeiros (Great post!)
Another Cyber Sucker Punch! by Lynn Kelley
How to Write a Query by Janice Hardy
Blog Killers: They Don’t Care About You by Pat Thunstrom
If you’ve ever wondered about my connection to the Squirrel Kingdom, I guest posted on the fabulous Clay Morgan’s site this week with Agents of the Squirrel Nation.
Cabinet of Curiosities by Mary Jo Gibson. Be sure to check out the Enchanted Landscapes, great visuals to inspire stories!
Anthony Blunt – The Chicken or the Egg of the Cambridge Forty (Part 1) by Holmes (via Piper Bayard) AND Anthony Blunt – The Egg of Unknown Origin (Part 2).
Household Hacks (that make life easier) by Catie Rhodes.
Pet Books, Webinars and Hallo-ween by Amy Shojai (the creepy two-faced cat pic is well worth the look)
Butterfingers, Faeries and Demon Cats (now there is a combo worth seeing) by Shea MacLeod
The Zombies are Coming (be sure to vote in the uber cool poll) by Sonia G. Medeiros
Hilarious post from Leanne Shirtliffe the Ironic Mom: Children in Cages!
Spooky Spiderweb Cake! (cool recipe) by Kate Woods, author.
The Guilty Pleasures of Autumn (awesome photography, relaxing) by Jess Witkins