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 in week two Candace Haven’s Fast Draft and Revision Hell class, so for the next couple of weeks the list will be a bit shorter, including an absence of the “Featured” and “Movies” categories. Wish me luck and enjoy the links.
On the Publishing Industry
The Business Rusch: Writers & Business by Kristine Rusch. Kristine makes many excellent points in this post on the writing culture – a must read!
Publishing in the Cloud is the next Big Important Subject by Mike Shatzkin.
Bestseller Lists and Tag Lists by Alexandra Sokoloff. Alexandra details out her process and journey as she moves her backlist into the indie world – lots of great information in this post.
On Aspects of Publishing
The New World of Publishing: Editing and Proofing by Dean Wesley Smith.
Publishing as Business: Working with Independent Editors by Susan Spann.
New Ebook Cover Requirements Coming Soon by D. D. Scott.
On Social Media
How Jordan Stratford raised $91,751 for his Steampunk Novel and Earned Offers from Every Big 6 Publisher – an interview by Lindsay Buroker. Enlightening post.
Twitter Tips and Tricks by Talli Roland posting at EPubGuide.
Stop the Spam by Ava Jae. A fast way to kill platform is to crush others with it. Great post.
How much Time do Authors need to spend on Social Media Sites and Blogging? by D. D. Scott posting at EPubGuide.
Blogs are Scary by Rebecca Ann Jordan posting on DIYMFA.
Roz Morris had a great two part discussion this week on the topic of self-hosted sites vs. free sites for bloggers – Should Authors Go Self-Hosted or Not? Part 1: Two Authors Who Don’t & Part 2: Two Authors who favor Self-Hosting.
On Writing Craft
The Reader Must Want to Know What Happens Next by Lisa Cron. How neuroscience applies to effective fiction – this post enthralled me! Lisa was also over on Janice Hardy’s site with: Channeling the Readers Brain: What We Expect from Every Story.
So, You Want to be an Author – Character Building by Donna Newton.
Alison Habens on Using Fairy Tales and Myth to Inspire Your Writing posted on Aliventures.
Character Trait: Glamorous by Becca Puglisi at the Bookshelf Muse.
Blogiversary Winners & A Gift for All by Jami Gold. The “gift for all” are a couple of awesome writer aid downloads that you’ll want to take a look at. I know I’ll be putting them to use.
On the Writer’s Life
Traveling Tips and Doo-Dads for Writers by August McLaughlin. Lots of cool stuff and ideas in this post!
17 Tips to Make Life Easier by Marcia A. Richards. Great post!
25 Bad Writer Behaviors by Chuck Wendig. Hilarious and thought-provoking post.
Writing – The Type Who Sticks with it by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Morbid Curiosity at the Chicago Cultural Center by Mary Jo Gibson. This is an inspiration invoking show that is sure to evoke a plethora of ideas for any writer. Mary Jo interviews the collector and provides a large assortment of must see photos.
Looking for more? Kristin Nador put together a resource list of resource lists on writing, blogging and social media that is simply incredible. 9 Killer Resources for Weekly Writing Links.