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*
Is Social Media taking away from your writing time? Have you ever sat down to send a couple tweets and then it was six hours later and you only signed off because the dog was chewing on your foot in hunger? If so, then this weeks featured post, by the fabulous and witty August McLaughlin is just what the doctor ordered: The Truth About Social Media Time Suck.
On the Publishing Industry
The Agency Model Sucks by J.A. Konrath.
Don’t Be Fooled: Big Publishing Hates Competition by David Gaughran.
The New World of Publishing: No Balance by Dean Wesley Smith. Excellent breakdown of money and contract issues between traditional and indie publishing streams.
The Changing Definition of Publishing by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
The Excitement of What’s Coming Around the Bend in Publishing by Elizabeth S. Craig.
On Aspects of Publishing
25 Things You Should Know About Transmedia Storytelling by Chuck Wendig.
3 Selling Tactics Authors Can Borrow From Internet Marketing Guru’s by Lindsay Buroker.
Self-Publishing Tips: Cover Art by Gemma Halliday.
On Social Media
How to Set Up RSS for Your Blog by Carrie Mumford.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Get Found by Robert Lee Brewer.
Hash Tags – The Trouble With Twitter Tribbles by Kristen Lamb.
On Writing Craft
Log Lines – part of Donna Newtons “So You Want To Be An Author” series. Excellent description of how to generate a powerful one-sentence summary.
Getting Critiques by Lisa Gail Green.
What Does “Writing Is Subjective” Mean? by Jami Gold.
Choosing a Historical Fiction Topic (or any topic) by Heather Webb guest posting for Janice Hardy.
On the Writer’s Life
How to use Timers to be More Productive by Ava Jae. Also from Ava, A Lesson from Bestsellers: Write Whatever You Want.
How to Streamline Daily Tasks to Make More Time For Writing by ReGi McClain guest posting for Lindsay Buroker.
Prep Work: Ways to be a More Productive Writer by Janice Hardy.
Jenny Hansen’s Top Ten OneNote Tips posted on K.B. Owens site. Full of excellent tips!
Four Secrets About Writer’s Conference Faculty by Marcy Kennedy.
Ways To Stay Creative by Robin Lythgoe. Lots of great tips in this post!
For all the poets out there: Poetry Reading List and Resources from DIYMFA.
Three Pillars of Lasting Love by Ingrid Shaffenburg.
What makes you laugh? Try Catie Rhodes fantastic post On Humor.
Have you ever had to remind yourself Not To Glue Gun the Kids Together? by Leanne Shirtliffe *smile*.
This was a good week for all types of humor, as shown by Holmes with The Secret Service and its Not-So-Secret Booty Call.