Blog Treasures 3~31

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*


A FREE Book offer from Mike Coker, founder of Smashwords: The Secrets of EPublishing Success. Also from Mike: Does Agency Pricing Lead to Higher Book Prices? – informative post well worth the read.

On Publishing

Why You Need an ISBN even if Self-Publishing by Kris Morton (a exciting new find for Blog Treasures this week).

How to use Scrivener to Format an Ebook for Kindle and Nook by Roger Colby.

How To Get Published by Jane Friedman.

From David Gaughran: Selling Ebooks Direct: How to Set Up a Simple EBookStore.

Traditional Publishing: The Query and the Funnel by Joanna Penn.

Extending the Life of Bookstores is Critical but Devilishly Difficult by Mike Shatzkin.

Let’s End the Feuding: Author vs. Publisher & Indie vs. Traditional by Bob Mayer.

On Social Media

Keeping Your Blogging MoJo Alive and Burning by Natalie Hartford.

From Joanna Penn: How To Get Book Reviews Without Spending (too much) Money.

Why I’m Considering Deleting My Facebook Account by Janice Hardy.

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your New WordPress Blog by Carrie Mumford.

On Writing Craft

Reading is an essential activity for writers. Gabriela Pereira focused in on this subject over the past week with: Life is Short, Reading with Purpose & Three Steps to Reading with Purpose.

Three Ways to Spark Literary Magic – Voice Part 2 by Kristen Lamb.

From craft aficionado Janice Hardy: Tips on Showing Character Motivation, Working with Multiple Point of View Characters, Dealing with Backstory in Your Novel.

Jenny Hansen hosts Sharla Rae with a great piece on Keeping Your Characters True to Themselves.

From the Bookshelf Muse: Character Trait: Curious.

On the Writer’s Life

Some Novels Should be Written Slowly by Roz Morris. By the way, I’m currently reading Roz’s fantastic craft book Nail Your Novel and will be reviewing it on April 8th.

From Donna Newton: So, You Want To Be An Author – Ideas.

25 Lies Writer’s Tell (And Start to Believe) by Chuck Wendig – you are reading him now right – don’t lie, he’ll know…

5 Reasons to Keep Writing by James Killick.

Invest in Yourself and Readers via Ebook Gifting by D. D. Scott.

From Jane Friedman: What is a Literary Novel?

Creating the Perfect Time Management Souffle by Kristen Lamb.

Fun Posts!

Jenny Hansen continues her fetish humorous exploration of The Undie Chronicles: Incredible Edibles and Naughty Knickers for Men.

Tameri Etherton threw a great party on her blog this week that just happened to include a fantastic recipe for a White Truffle Chocolate drink (yes, I’m drooling now – hush). Find it at: The Gift of Friendship.

Marcy Kennedy hosts Rebecca Enzor with Top 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy My Little Ponies – super fun post!

The eternally fun Leanne Shirtliffe brings us 5 Crazy Examples of Found Humor.

Roz Morris brings us The Undercover Soundtrack of James Scott Bell. Plot & Structure with a great beat.


Tiffany A. White brings us the Comedy Polls. What are your comedic show favorites?

Shawna Coronado brings us reviews of the Best Garden Books for New Gardeners.

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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15 Responses to Blog Treasures 3~31

  1. Great round-up Gene (but I expect nothing less from you now!) And there’s a few here I’m going to check out. Thanks for the love, too.

  2. Carrie M says:

    Hi Gene! Thank you for my Saturday morning reading and for mentioning my post 🙂

  3. I just read Janice Hardy’s piece (re: deleting Facebook). That’s a great piece. Thanks for sharing. Have a faboo weekend.

  4. Great stuff here, Gene! *sips coffee* By the way, not sure I’ve ever heard ‘fetish’ and ‘undies’ used together… Are you trying to tell us something? Is Jenny? (Kidding, of course. Her post is read and laugh worthy for sure. :))

  5. Great stuff this week, Gene. Thanks!

  6. Jenny Hansen says:

    I was laughing over the same thing August did. FETISH? Me? That’s a crack-up. But seriously, undies are funny, especially the ones my pals keep sending to me. LMAO! My favorite two Undie Chronicles will always be “Christian Panties” and “Man-Style Goes to the Zoo.”

    Thanks for the linky love. Your mash-ups rock. I’ve already clicked a few and learned some nifty stuff on this fine Saturday.

  7. Your blog treasures are just that: treasures. I always find something new. I have to read that review of the gardening book since I truly want to gardena and have no idea how. I had to jump over and read Janice Hardy’s post on deleting Facebook and then I hopped over to Chuck’s post because I missed that somehow. Great links, Gene! Thanks again SO much for the love. I’m glad you liked the drink and the party. It was fabulous and now we have Jenny’s blogiversary party coming up!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Leanne: Thanks and anytime 🙂

      Carrie: You’re welcome 🙂

      Renee: Thanks, you have a faboo week as well 🙂

      August: You need to surf more *grins* but not implying anything, just a touch of humor 🙂

      Darlene: Thanks!

      Jenny: *smile* I just couldn’t resist – especially after laughing my way through another stellar edition of the Undie Chronicles – total gold my friend 😀

      Tameri: I wish I could garden but I find it is far safer for the plants if I admire them from a distance. Good luck with your gardening endeavors. And yes, I enjoyed the drink – unique and flavorful. Looking forward to Jen’s party, they are always a blast!

  8. AKMamma says:

    WOW what a cool thing to wake up to earlier! I was listed by someone who doesn’t know me! YA! Thanks, I am so following this, I have pulled this page out of my tab nest so I can perused the links at leisure. Thanks for finding me!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Kristine: I am glad we found each other. You have a great site, so great in fact that I subscribed to it as well. Enjoy the links and I’m sure, given your great content, that you’ll be on future Blog Treasures posts. All the best 🙂

  9. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    Thank you for another wonderful mashup, Gene!

  10. Reetta Raitanen says:

    Your Blog Treasures are a must read. Thank you for another round of great links.

  11. Thank you so much for including me in such an amazing group of fabulousness!!! Luv it and I so appreciate the support. Off to check out the others…great resources!

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  13. Marcia says:

    Considering how late I am in getting here, you can prob tell I haven’t gotten to more than a couple of these. Thanks for bringing them all to one place-your place, Gene. Great lineup!

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