Writing Blog Treasures 7~14

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.

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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5 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 7~14

  1. Thanks for the shout-out Gene, and more great links. You rock! 🙂

  2. Marcia says:

    Tons of great stuff here, Gene! I sent the post on ebook cover requirements off to Steena Holmes, who does beautiful book covers. the rest are for me to savor. Thanks for including mine among all this awesomeness!

  3. I’m so grateful for this post. After being away for a conference, there’s no better way to explore new links. Thanks for the awesome shout out and share, Gene! Hope your week is off to a great start. 🙂

  4. Lynn Kelley says:

    Thanks for another great mashup, Gene. I’m going to be checking through your Blog Treasure archives for helpful links to get me through publishing my chapter book (ages 7-10). Opened my CreateSpace account and am feeling quite overwhelmed. I knew adding illustrations would be a challenge, but it looks like it will be a wild ride. Haven’t started adding the ms or illustrations to the templates yet. Need to do more research first. Plus the illustrations aren’t finished yet. Thanks for DD’s link on the new changes in eBook covers. So many changes. Thanks for all these links to help us keep up!

  5. I always look forward to your posts. thank you.

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