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!
Robert Sharenow (head of programming for Lifetime Network) guest posts on Janice Hardy’s site with 10 Tips on How to Find Time to Write no matter how busy your schedule may seem.
Merica Dragonslayer (from Write It Sideways) offers us 5 Ways to Avoid One-Month Novel Insanity.
NaNo writers know that moving along is the best way to make sure you reach the end. Jami Gold takes a look at this and offers up excellent information in Can You Fast Draft?
As we head towards the midpoint of NaNo 2011, Alexandra Sokoloff offers us the Best Writing Advice.
On Publishing and Social Media
Piper Bayard & Holmes interview #1 NYT Best Seller Sandra Brown who discusses the writing life and gives tips on using the hula hoop to stay in shape.
Susan Bischoff provides us with 3 Tips on Using Fiction Skills to Write More Engaging Blog Posts.
Bob Mayer brings us his thoughts from his recent trip to Publishers Launch in For Authors There Are Many Roads to the Oz of Publishing.
Want to Grow Your Career? Get A Mentor from Dan Blank.
Janice Hardy visited the Bookshelf Muse this week with some incredible information on Marketing Your Novel.
Amy Shojai offers us tips on Media Training & Interviews.
Kristen Lamb brings us an excellent article warning us to Beware the Social Media Snuggie – Why One Size Does NOT Fit All.
On the Craft of Writing
Kristen Lamb continues her series on structure with Getting Primal & Staying Simple. Fantastic information!
The Bookshelf Muse brings us Character Trait: Critical (think of Professor Snape).
James Killick discusses Why Story Beats Character Every Time.
Elizabeth S. Craig guest posts on Writers in the Storm with 15 Tips for Writing a Murder Mystery.
Research is a key part of the writing experience. Annalise Green takes a look at some of the odd and unusual things she has had to find out about in: Oh the Things You’ll Research.
Janice Hardy offers us great advice on How to Handle Multiple Drafts During Revision.
Jeannie Campbell, the Character Therapist, brings us an informative post on How to Determine Your Character’s Core Belief.
On the Writing Life
Carrie Mumford provides some reasons Why excuses aren’t all bad.
Elizabeth S. Craig gives us the keys to Why Moving On Is A Good Tactic.
August McLaughlin offers us some solid advice on how to improve our attitudes in Grumpy to Gracious.
Debra Eve (Later Bloomer) has started a fantastic resource called the Later Bloomer’s Encyclopedia of Life Change. Great links and information here. Be sure to give it a look.
Lisa Gail Green asks How Many Drafts Does It Take to Get to the Query Stage? Excellent advice in this post!
Fun and Interesting Links!
Shea MacLeod and the Indie Chicks are donating the proceeds of their latest anthology to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Find out about it at Indie Chicks: Knights in Shining Armor.
With turkey day looming on the horizon, Kathy Owen takes a look at Thanksgivings Past.
Ellie Soderstrom takes a humorous look at some of the insulting lingo of the day in 3 Insults I Despise.
Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) offers us a fun and humorous vlog in Things I Suck At: Telling Jokes.
Kate Wood, master of all things Celtic, continues her excellent series with The Power of Three. Great symbolism in this post!
TV & Movie Reviews: Things Look Grimm by Amanda Rudd; The (not so) Secret Circle & Battle of the Network Funnies, by Tiffany A. White; movie review of Puss In Boots by Gloria Oliver; movie review In Time by Susan Bischoff.