Writing Blog Treasures 6~9

Welcome to Writing 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*


This week Kristen Lamb made a fantastic, wonderfully, stellar (more adjectives?) announcement about a special project she’s been working on and that I’m proud to be a part of along with a host of others like Jen Hansen, Ingrid Shaffenburg, Piper Bayard, Kait Nolan – wow, you know a long list of excellent writers, bloggers – creative minds. The birth of WANATribe. And more. You can find out about this new opportunity here:

I Bring You…A Gift – A New Era for the Digital Age Artist by Kristen Lamb


Welcome to the Digital Age. It is an amazing time to be a writer. There are so many opportunities to succeed, and, for the first time in human history, it is actually possible for a fiction author to not only make a living, but earn a good living.

For the first time, an author’s work ethic and training truly count. In the Digital Age, it ain’t over until we quit. In the old paradigm, countless good books failed to to thrive because of a number of factors outside the artist’s control. Additionally, many excellent works were never published for factors that had more to do with the market than the quality of the writing…(Read More at the Link above).

On the Publishing Industry

The Value of Going to Conferences by Dan Blank.

The End of the World as We Know It by Kristine Rusch (The Business Rusch).

DOJ, Authors Guild, BEA and Hypocritical Authors by Bob Mayer.

Making Writing Your Business: Finding Your Pace by Susan Spann.

On Aspects of Publishing

Non-Fiction Authors: How Well Do You Know Your Readers by Joanna Penn. Also from Joanna: Nine Things to Know Before You Write Your Non-Fiction.

Self-Publishing Mistakes, Screw-ups and Disasters by Joel Friedlander.

How Many Unique Identities Does One Ebook Need? by Jen Talty.

How Your Ebook Provides You with Marketing and Relationship Building Opportunities by D’vorah Lansky at Aliventures.

On Social Media

Can Facebook Hold Your Fan Page Hostage? by Kristen Lamb. Must read post!

Platform: Ticket to Creative Freedom by Roz Morris.

How to Reduce Spam Comments on Your WordPress Blog by Carrie Mumford (Part 2).

How (Not) To Be Awesome on Social Media by Ava Jae.

Hustling: How to Spread the Word About Your Work by Jane Friedman.

How Long Does it Take to Get Blog Readers by Nina Amir at Jane Friedman’s site.

Pinterest-friendly Blog Posts: 5 Important Steps by August McLaughlin.

On Writing Craft

Hunger Games – The Entire Story in Nine Sentences by Larry Brooks.

Character Trait: Courage by Angela Ackerman at the Bookshelf Muse.

Plot Fixer 3 – A Lack of Goals by Kara Lennox at Writers in the Storm.

Fill in the Blanks: A Plot Template to Keep You on Target by Janice Hardy.

When to TELL the Story by Shannon Donnelly at Writers in the Storm.

25 Ways to Fight Your Stories Mushy Middle by Chuck Wendig.

How to Make the Most of a Scene by Jami Gold. Great tips in this post!

Short Story Tools by Kait Nolan.

How to Write Love Scenes that Don’t Suck by Roni Loren. Free class info.

On the Writer’s Life

Every New Authors Greatest Enemy and How To Beat It by Jeff Goins. Also, Jeff has a cool new opportunity running for the next couple of week. If you are serious about your writing, about striving forward to become a professional in all ways, I encourage you to take a look at: Mastering the Habits of Great Writers.

Believe it or not, People Don’t Have To Like You by Mhairi Simpson.

How to Write Your Truth, Even in Public by Sarah Baughman at Write it Sideways.

Shhh…slipping this one in here. the secret to writing by chuck wendig. careful, they are watching…

Researching vs. Writing by Martha Alderson.

Why Writing Books are Essential for Writers by Ava Jae.


Gloria Oliver reviews Men in Black 3 and Prometheus. Ellie Soderstrom reviews Snow White and the Huntsman. Lisa Hall-Wilson reviews Snow White in Is Snow White a Hero or a Leader? Jillian Dodd reviews Snow White and the Huntsman. Tameri Etherton reviews Snow White and the Huntsman.

Peaceful Journeys!

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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11 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 6~9

  1. I’m headed over immediately to check out the post on how to reduce spam comments. I’ve been swamped lately. I can use all the help I can get.

  2. Wonderful collection of links. The diversity is the best part. Thanks you especially for the Snow White reviews. They’ll whet my appetite until I can see the movie.

  3. How the heck do you find so many awesome posts each week?!? Ava Jae’s had me in stitches. Sadly, I think some people might read it and not get the sarcasm. *sigh*

    Thanks so much for the shout out! I have a ton of these blogs to check out today. You really do make my weekend so much more entertaining.

  4. So many great links I’ve missed, Gene. Kristen’s post was a real eye-opener/brain-twister, at least for me. I’m so grateful that so many smart folks blog about topics I know little about. Thanks for including my post! A great mashup, as always. 🙂

  5. Again, Gene, thanks for the blog love and a boatload of great links. Larry Brooks has done an amazing job with his deconstruction of The Hunger Games, hasn’t he?
    Love, Fae Rowen

  6. James Watts says:

    Jane Friedman’s article on getting readers was a nice summary of different people’s opinions – made a change from the standard type of post!

  7. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    Another amazing mashup. Thanks for putting all of these together for us, Gene!

  8. I just spent 48 minutes reading links from your mash-up. It really is such a valuable resource. Good stuff.

  9. Jami Gold says:

    Wow, Gene, as always, you’ve outdone yourself with a roundup of links. Thanks for including my post, but you know what? *You*, my friend, are the real “treasure.” 🙂

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