Writing Blog Treasures 6~16

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*


How One Introverted Author Successfully Markets His Work interview by Jane Friedman with Bob Tarte who has a superbly humorous life with animals book series along with a bunch of other introvert-friendly endeavors. You can find him on Twitter at: @BobTarte and #Ask6Cats (on Fridays).

On the Publishing Industry

The Secret Myth of Traditional Publishing by Dean Wesley Smith.

The Slippery Slope by J.A. Konrath. This is a master work in logical argument and fallacy. Yes, it is a typical lengthy Konrath read, BUT it is absolutely worth it!

The Business Rusch: Hurry Up. Wait. by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Publishing 101: The Traditional Business Side by Susan Spann. Some of us asked her for resources when she posted on Writers in the Storm and this series is the answer – great info!

On Aspects of Publishing

7 Ways to Enhance Your Ebook and 6 Audio/Video Tools by Marcia A. Richards.

No Longer a BEA Virgin and 7 Lessons by Jen Talty.

Picking Fonts for your Self-Published Books by Joel Friedlander.

How to Upload Ebooks Directly to Apple/iTunes with Danielle Bourdon via Lindsay Buroker.

Should I Self-Publish or Get a Book Deal? with Scott Stratten and Jim Kukral via Aliventures.

On Social Media

Investment vs. Payoff – Is Blogging Worth the Time by Roni Loren. This is a Must Read post.

Do Writer’s Need to Blog? by Amber West. Excellent thoughtful post.

The 9 Steps to Switching from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, Part 1 by Melinda VanLone guest posting on Marcy Kennedy’s site.

Short Circuit: Why it’s Good to Know People Who Know Technical Stuff by Jess Witkins.

Composure and Social Media a vlog by Dan Blank that is well worth the watch.

On Writing Craft

Are You Trying to Write a Well-Written Book or Tell a Great Story? by Janice Hardy.

Writing YA: Capturing the Teen Voice by Gabriela at DIYMFA.

Write Tip: Surprise vs. Suspense by Bryan Thomas Schmidt guest posting on Elizabeth S. Craig’s site.

5 Techniques for Adding SubText to Your Story by Becca Puglisi at the Bookshelf Muse.

Do Your Characters Make Enough Mistakes? by Ava Jae. Fantastic post!

Plot vs. Character – Leaving Room for Magic by Martina Boone guest posting on DIYMFA. Great worksheets and advice included in this post.

Creativity: When A Picture helps you Create a Thousand Words by Joanna Penn.

Brushstrokes: A Portrait of an Artist’s Reflection by Karen McFarland. This is too gorgeous a post to not include. Give it a look and you’ll see what I mean.

Hunger Games – Epilogue, What the Story Teaches Us by Larry Brooks (which ends his deconstruction of the book/movie).

On the Writer’s Life

Classes, Competitions and Writing Opportunities by Donna Newton.

There are Two Kinds of Busy, Is Yours the Good Kind? by Joanne Tombrakos via Jane Friedman’s site.

Avoid Time Sinks: Ways to be a More Productive Writer by Janice Hardy. Also from Janice: Never Give Up, Never Surrender.

5 Ways to Get Out of the Comfort Zone and Become a Stronger Writer by Kristen Lamb.

25 Reasons This is the Best Time to be a Storyteller by Chuck Wendig.

Things I Know For Sure (about writing) by Deanna Raybourn guest posting on Janice Hardy’s site. Insightful post!

People who Think they are better than you because they are Published and You Are Not by Mhairi Simpson. Fun and insightful rant that I think many writers will identify with.

3 Reasons to Love the Writing Community by Jami Gold.

Movie Reviews

The 10 Most Mockable Moments in Snow White and the Huntsman by Kait Nolan.This is my fav review of the week, Kait really knocks this one out of the park in a humorous way. By the way, the next round of ROW80 starts July 2nd, have you thought about joining us?

A mega-fun review by Chuck Wendig – Prometheus: In which the gods of Plot Punish the Characters for their Precious Agency. He’s right about the process, the movie plot and the cool settings. Hell, Chuck is just right, read this!

Gorgeous, Intense, Creepy. A Review of Prometheus by Amanda Rudd. Yep, it was all three of things, especially in 3D Imax…

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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14 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 6~16

  1. Gene, Gene, Gene. Every week you deliver. I cannot wait to read Kait Nolan’s review of Snow White! I’ve got about five windows open now of blogs I missed. Thanks again for being so awesome and finding the gems every week. Hope things are looking up for you!

  2. Marcia says:

    YAY!! You’re back! You are back aren’t you? I hope everything worked out well. if you need to talk, you know where to find me. Anyway, amazing mashup, as usual! Thanks for including me among all the fabulous writers there!
    Have a wonderful Father’s Day–you awesome father, you!

  3. Amanda Rudd says:

    Thanks for including me! Are you back to the blog now? Or is this a quick visit before you get back to the Real World? I hope everything is going well for you.

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Tameri: Kait’s review is hilarious and insightful. Enjoy the links!

      Marcia: Yes, I’m back. Thanks my friend 🙂

      Amanda: Yeah, breaks over and I’m back.

      Things are “generally” well and change is in the wind. But that is a tale for another day 🙂

  4. Another fantastic round up to go with my coffee this morning. Thanks Gene!

  5. Roni Loren says:

    Always love your round up. I missed a bunch of these, so thanks! And I appreciate you pimping my post as well. 🙂

  6. Jess Witkins says:

    Happy early Father’s Day, Gene! Thanks for sharing with the world how awful I am at technology! I mean, thanks for sharing my post! 😉 Happy to be in with this crowd of literary gems!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Carrie: Enjoy the links 🙂

      Roni: Always a pleasure to have you on the list. Your site is a true treasure 🙂

      Jess: Thanks Jess! We all have had tech disasters from time to time, you are definitely not alone on that one. Thank you for being brave enough to share your experience with the rest of us 🙂

  7. The links you posted on blogging this week were so incredibly timely and just what I needed as I’m heading into a book launch and a blog/website revamps. Thanks so much for taking the time to post these!

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  9. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    I’m really late to this party. Thanks for this goldmine of links, Gene!

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