Welcome to Blog Treasures! Here you’ll find the best of the blogsphere from the past week. So, grab your coffee, sit back and above all – enjoy *smile*
She defeated my champion Perseus by choking him with Rapunzel’s hair. She is a mom and friend of moms. A champion of organization and a maven of technology for writers. Who am I talking about? The esteemed Jenny Hansen, of course. Blogging Q&A + My Timesaving BFF in WordPress – taught me a few new tricks that are invaluable. Give it a look before she sic’s Rapunzel on ya *smile*
Put together the experience and wit of Joanna Penn and Jane Friedman and you get this awesome post: Success in Writing, Publishing and Marketing Takes Time. Also from Jane, What is an Author’s Marketing Responsibility with a Traditional Publisher?
Can You Self-Publish Your Way To A Big Deal? From Lindsay Buroker guest posting on David Gaughran’s site.
Who Are the “Big Six” in…? By Dean Wesley Smith.
Pay Attention gentle reader -> Fan Fiction, Plagiarism and Copyright by Jane Litte (via Teleread).
The Making of a Best-Selling Book Cover from Jen Talty writing for EPubGuide.
On Social Media
Is Social Media All Song & Dance? by Tameri Etherton.
Pinterest for Writers & Free Ebooks for Readers from Bob Mayer.
But – Pay attention to this one if you are, Pinterested: Picture Sharing Site Pinterest Will Face Copyright Problems When It Begins Making Money by Chris Meadows at Teleread.
Why I’m NOT Kicking Tweeps Off My Branch from the clever mind of Sonia G. Medeiros.
From Joanna Penn: Branding for Writers: An Essential Step in Building Your Author Platform.
Understanding Author Platform – Making Platform Art from the Michelangelo of Social Media – Kristen Lamb.
On Writing Craft
Need a new word for an old concept? Angela and Becca at Bookshelf Muse have it for you: Character Trait: Cautious.
If you aren’t reading Chuck Wendig – why the hell not? Go now! -> Ten Things You Should Know About Setting OR Ten Things You Should Know About Endings OR Ten Things You Should Know About Screenplays. Read one with each eye?
One Writer’s Editing Process by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Seven Simple Tips for Writing Great Dialogue from Ali Luke.
KISS Method for Kid Lit: Keep It Simple. Scribe. from Cate Woods (who has a very cool site – just sayin’).
On the Writer’s Life
Writers Block by Martha Alderson. Still playing with blocks? Here are few ways to stack them into something cool.
Does Thank You Mean We Forgot? Dealing with Fairies. Superb post by Marcy Kennedy.
From the brilliance that is Roz Morris: Why Do Authors Get Treated So Badly?
5 Tips for Making Money as a Writer by Robert Lee Brewer.
The Exciting Future for Writers by Elizabeth S. Craig.
From Donna Newton: Classes, Competitions and Writing Opportunities (#29).
Holmes is a peerless analyst of world events. Check out: When Does Justice Cease To Matter?
Piper Bayard, brilliant writer, belly dancer and with unmatched humor lets in on Funny Stuff We Found At The Mall, or The Power of Being Nice.
Let’s Get Vernal! by K. B. Owen. Spring is waiting to dance with you.
Real Men Wear Tights by Natalie Hartford. I had eight pairs in high school – Natalie is right *smile*
Zombies and Fear by Catie Rhodes. It’s primal – it’s visceral – it wants more than just your brain.
TV: Do you know what the best Mid-Season Replacements are? Tiffany A. White does – go find out what the Hot New Thing Is OR maybe a little Nip/Tuck for you? Like the British Crossovers – find that with Amber West.
Recipes: White Fish Creviche: Fast, Easy, Delicious (okay, now I’m drooling – yum) from Shawna Coronado the Casual Gardener.
This isn’t a recipe – but – it is a trend worth paying attention to. From health and writing guru (and all around cool lady) August McLaughlin: Gluten-Free Diets: Useful Tools or Harmful Trend?