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* As a note, I’m starting Candace Haven’s Fast Draft and Revision Hell class today, so for the next couple of weeks the list will be a bit shorter than it has been, including an absence of the “Featured” and “Movies” categories. Wish me luck and enjoy the links.
On the Publishing Industry
To Sustain Your Indie Epublishing Empire, Think in Multiples of 10 by D. D. Scott and EPubGuide.
Is it Harder for Self-Published Authors to “Break-in” at Amazon? by Lindsay Buroker.
The Author’s Guild Doesn’t Serve Writers by David Gaughran.
Exclusivity and Free by J.A. Konrath.
The Business Rusch: Careers, Critics and Professors by Kristine Rusch.
On Aspects of Publishing
Thou Shalt Not Steal. Yes, Thou by Theresa Stevens at Edittorrent. This is a short, powerful read – be sure to give it a look.
Time to Get Personal (Skills) – Publishing Decisions by Susan Spann. Excellent post!
Tips for Dealing with Bad Book Reviews by Lindsay Buroker.
On Social Media
5 Signs You’re Having a Blog Identity Crisis and 8 Ways to Fix It by Roni Loren. Excellent post!
Blogging – Learn From My Mistake. Or Not. It’s not Compulsory by Mhairi Simpson.
8 Blogging Styles You Can Use Today by Joel Friedlander.
How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook by Carrie Mumford.
6 Rules of Facebook Engagement for Writers by Lisa Hall-Wilson.
On Writing Craft
Going Both Ways: Outlines for Plot, Pantser for Characters by Janice Hardy.
How to Write Characters Your Readers Will Love by Ava Jae.
Kill Them All. Does Killing Off Characters Make Readers Care Less by Janice Hardy.
Top 10 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction by Leanna Renee Hieber at DIYMFA.
How to Use Touch to Pull Your Readers into your Story by Marcy Kennedy.
Designing From Bones ~ Eaten by Theme – by Me. Let me show you how to cannibalize cannibalism to find visceral themes that resonate.
On the Writer’s Life
DIYMFA has a brand new sparkling workshop that allows for online help with 500 word excerpts. Find the details here: Introducing the DIY MFA Workshop.
A Letter to the Playwrights of England (that you should read, because it’s for you too) by James Killick.
The Freedom to Write by August McLaughlin – Exceptional!
The Hard Work of Writing – Do You Embrace It? by Jami Gold.
The (Not) So Surprising Keys to Writing Quickly by Ava Jae.
The Speed at Which One Ejaculates Prose by Chuck Wendig. Great post with excellent points!
How to become a BadAss Creative Writer by Jennifer Blanchard on Larry Brook’s site.