Blog Treasures 11-12

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.

NaNo Fever!

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.

Fae Rowen of Writers in the Storm takes a look at what keeps us writing in Inspiration vs. Perspiration. Laura Drake offers a follow up post to this with Sweat Equity.

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.

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. “Only 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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16 Responses to Blog Treasures 11-12

  1. Thanks for another fantastic list and including lil ‘ol me! 😉 A bright way to start the weekend. Have a super one, Gene!

  2. Piper Bayard says:

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into your mashups, and thanks so much for the shout out. Have a great weekend, Gene.

  3. K.B. Owen says:

    I can’t believe how you’re able to do NaNoWriMo and keep up with your blogging, Gene! Thanks for the linky-love! Looking forward to checking out some of those writing tips. Happy Saturday!

  4. Kerry Meacham says:

    Nice job, Gene. Lots of good stuff here. ~clink~

  5. Amanda Rudd says:

    Thanks for including me, Gene. As always, your mash-up collection is great. Now if I could just find the time to read all of these….

  6. amyshojai says:

    Love your mashups, look forward to these every week! Thanks for the shout out–and CURSES, now I have to go read all these great blogs! *s*

  7. Jami Gold says:

    Thanks for the link love, Gene! Let me know if you want to do more word sprints this weekend. 🙂

  8. Once again, Gene, thanks for the triple hit of blog love. You have such wonderful collections of informative and fun pieces to read. I wonder how you manage your time to mine these treasures for us!
    Fae Rowen

  9. NaNoites. Love that! Great mashup!!!

  10. carrie m says:

    Thanks for another fantastic mash-up! I can’t wait to dig into all of these links 🙂 Have a great weekend (and happy NaNo’ing!).

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  12. As always, great list of blog posts worth a read, Gene. I feel really far behind right now having left town for the weekend, but your blog was one of the first I stopped by to read with my morning cup of coffee.

    Thanks for the linkage!

  13. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    Another great mash-up, Gene. I don’t know how you find time to do everything you do! Some of these links look great, so I’ll check them out.

  14. Thanks for more great links Gene!

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