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*
On the Publishing Industry
Seth Godin’s Ebook Economics: Margin vs. Volume by D.D. Scott on EPubGuide.
Lessons from Seth Godin’s Kickstarter Project by Dan Blank.
Book Pricing from Another Perspective by Dean Wesley Smith. Followed by: Some Real Perspective on Pricing.
How to Query Amazon: The Little Goat That Could by David Gaughran.
Novel Editing Pt 1: Working With a Traditional House by Susan Spann.
On Aspects of Publishing
Creating an Author Brand to Boost Your Platform by Matthew Turner via Joel Friedlander.
How to Build Your Platform the Michael Hyatt Interview by Dan Blank (vlog).
10 Word Branding Challenge and 7 Free Sites to Promote Your Book by Marcia A. Richards.
10 Tips to Get Your Manuscript Ready for Publication by Joel Friedlander.
E-Publishing: Who I Use for Editing, Formatting and Cover Art Design by Lindsay Buroker.
Covers and Cover Designers by Ruth Harris at EPubGuide.
Book Marketing: 7 Ways to Grow Your Readership by Kristen James on The Creative Penn.
On Social Media
Why I Prefer Social Media Promo to In-Person by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Five Benefits You’re Missing If You’re Not On Twitter by Marcy Kennedy.
How to Change Your Facebook Page URL (or Username) via Digital Inspiration.
On Writing Craft
What is the scene ABOUT? by Theresa Stevens on Edittorrent. This is a creative way to diagnosis a scene.
Character Trait: Calm from Becca Puglisi at the Bookshelf Muse.
25 Things You Should Know About Writing Sex by Chuck Wendig.
How to Spot Mary Sue in Your Writing by Ava Jae. Don’t know who Mary Sue is? Read this post and find out.
3 Tips for Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes by Jami Gold.
Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy by Fae Rowan.
Worse Than A Cliche by Tiffany Lawson Inman on Writers in the Storm.
On the Writer’s Life
The Work Ethic of Indie Authors by Talli Rolland on EPubGuide.
Writing Goals: How to Meet Them When You Don’t Have Time by Ava Jae. Also from Ava, Writers: Start Acting Like Professionals.
10 Healthy Processed Foods by August McLaughlin. Yes, really!
The “Box” is Just a Punk by Art Holcomb on Larry Brooks Storyfix.
Critique vs. Discussion: What Kind of Feedback Do You Need by Gabriela Pereira.
Jillian Dodd reviews Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter.
Gloria Oliver reviews Snow White and the Huntsman and BRAVE.
Family Troubles in Disney/Pixar’s Brave a review by Amanda Rudd.
Abe Lincoln, President of the Vampire Hunters a review by Sonia G. Medeiros.
That’s all for today.
Another week of great links! I think everyone needs to read Chuck’s sex post. He’s hilarious as always, but gives great advice. Plus, you’ll learn many new ways of saying sex in front of your teenagers that will make them either howl with laughter or die of embarrassment.
I can’t wait to read Chuck’s sex list! And I want to read Dan Blank’s posts and Lindsay’s, oh, and I want to know who Mary sue is! So much great stuff to read, but not til after exercise and writing! Thanks for including my branding challenge in your fab mashup, Gene! You’re the host with the most! 😉
Tameri: Having three teens at home either, laughter or embarrassment, is a good thing 🙂
Marcia: Writing and exercise first – good choice! Enjoy relaxing with the links after the work is done, my friend 🙂
Wow, lots of great links to read and share. I always look forward to your weekend mashup, it’s about the only time I have to catch up. Thank you!
Amy: Always glad to help out – enjoy the links 🙂
August: I could put the words “Broccoli” and “Sex” six times each through any post and I’d bet that everyone would see the word Sex each time and completely miss Broccoli – except you, you might notice Broccoli because of your nutritionalist mindset. Sex draws attention – (broccoli) psychology. And – yeah, Chuck’s post is hilarious, insightful and sexy 🙂
Laura: Well, Laura, let me just say, that it is always an honor to both read your posts and be able to have them here on Blog Treasures, as a matter of fact, I have the Archetype Cards tabbed on my browser to buy currently (thank you, Fae) and… See it’s contagious. Thanks 🙂
Another fantabulous mashup, Gene. Thanks so much for the link-love!
Can’t believe I missed Chuck Wendig’s take on writing about sex. THAT should be interesting—and entertaining and enlightening, as per usual. 🙂 Funny, I just noticed that all commenters’ eyes drew to that same post. Hmm…
Thanks, Big Guy. Not only for the double WITS shout out (we’re so proud to be here,) but for the collection of great blogs, most of which I missed, in spite of scouring the internet in the impossible quest to become enlight —
Damn, that was a long sentence. I’m going now, for some ‘period therapy.’
I can’t tell you how many bookmarked mash ups I have from you! They are veritable treasure troves, and I need to know what speed reading course you took! 😉 Fabulous!
Renee: Speed reading, for me, is a combination of rapid skimming and then locking in on the key points. First book I read on this was written in the early 1900’s that one of my aunt’s gave me and the techniques are just as valid now as then. Glad the mashes are helping you out. Enjoy 🙂
Oooooh! My first time here. Thanks to August for the link. Now I’m off to read. Thank you!
Jonnia: Glad you found me! August is a real treasure. Enjoy the links 🙂
What an awesome mashup. Thanks for another one, Gene! You rock!