Welcome to Blog Treasures, my weekly roundup of the best of the blogsphere from the past week.
Start Here: How to Get Your Book Published from Jane Friedman.
Infringement, Fair Use and Derivative Works by DIYMFA.
From Amy Shojai: The Non-Fiction Proposal: Author Bio & Promo.
From Publishing Perspectives: A Self-Help Rights Guide for Independent Publishers.
The Business Rusch: The Book Trade by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
On Social Media
Indie E-Pub Authors…Beware of Sockpuppets from The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing. Informative post about those who use fake online identities to manipulate sites in order to promote themselves.
Promoting a Pen Name by Elizabeth S. Craig.
3 Numbers that Matter to Your Platform by Jane Friedman.
On the Writing Craft
Game Changer: Create an Inner Dialogue with your Hero, and your Villain by Larry Brooks. Also from Larry this week: So What’s Your Story(ies)? a breakdown of the master thread lines writers need to pay attention to.
The Empty World – Is Your World Eerily Deserted? by Roz Morris.
The the Bookshelf Muse, a master resource for writers: Character Trait: Disorganized.
25 Things You Should Know About Story Structure by Chuck Wendig.
Writing Lessons From Song Lyrics by Catie Rhodes.
On the Writing Life
From Donna Newton: Competitions & Writing Opportunities (#22).
Writing at the Speed of Light by David Gaughran. Will you take the challenge?
From Kristen Lamb: Training to be a Career Author – Writing is more than the Writing.
Nifty Tools for Tax Season by Jenny Hansen.
25 Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas for Your Writing by Ali Luke (Aliventures).
Dan Blank partners with Mediabistro to bring us a new class “Digital Content Strategy”.
From Jami Gold: What Makes You Feel Legitimate?
The Making of an Intelligence Operative…Sort of, by Piper Bayard on Holmes.
Angels and Ancient Aliens, by Shea MacLeod. “I’m not saying it was the aliens – but, it was the aliens.” Fun post!
Sonia G. Medeiros brings us her February Writing Challenge: Of Love and Leap Years.
Reviews & Recipes
Movie review of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Gloria Oliver.
Jess Witkins reviews “Falling Through the Earth” by Danielle Trussoni.
Amanda Rudd reviews the “Fairy Tale Trap” by Emily Casey.