Writing Blog Treasures 7~21

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 moving into the revision phase of 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

Should Agents be Blamed for Stealing Authors, Switching Houses? by Edward Nowatka via Publishing Perspectives.

Amongst the New Pulpeteers (or What the Good Goddamn is ‘New Pulp’?) by Chuck Wendig.

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Zero Sum by J.A. Konrath.

4 Tenets of Self-Publishing and 4 Essential Resources by Fabio Bueno. Excellent post!

On Aspects of Publishing

MUST READ -> Bloggers Beware: You CAN get Sued for Using Pics on Your Blog by Roni Loren.

Quality Control for Self-Published Works is Unrealistic by Mhairi Simpson.

21 Top Links to Book Fonts for Self-Publishing by Joel Friedlander.

Working with Independent Editors (Part 2) by Susan Spann.

The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers 2012 by Kristine Rusch.

The New World of Publishing: Blurb Writing by Dean Wesley Smith.

10 Tops Tips on How to Create an Audio Book by Joanna Penn.

The Role of the Query Letter by Annalise Green.

On Social Media

Is “Platform” Saturated? by Dan Blank. Interesting post.

Secrets of Blog Posts that get Tons of Comments by Joel Friedlander.

How Facebook Advertising Works for Authors by Lindsay Buroker.

Does Blogging Jack Up Your Schedule? by Jenny Hansen.

Using Facebook to Connect with Readers by Talli Roland.

On Writing Craft

8 Tips for Self-Editing by Lisa Hall-Wilson.

Write Short to Write Long by Susan Spann. Using Twitter to make your writing better. Great post!

Figuring out Where Your Pacing Went Wrong by Roni Loren.

When Less is More: Taking Away Elements to Fix a Problem Scene by Janice Hardy. Also from Janice: What to do When You Need to Cut a Major Part of Your Novel.

When Passion Kills Your Plot by Larry Brooks.

Are First Drafts Always Awful? by Ava Jae.

On the Writer’s Life

Confidence vs. Doubt, Becoming a Better You by Amber West.

Stop Asking Questions. You Might Get Some Work Done. by Mhairi Simpson.

Ask a Wendigo: “Just What the Fuck Do You Do Anyway?” by Chuck Wendig. Awesome post!

Figuring Out Your Writing Schedule by Carol Kilgore posting on Elizabeth S. Craig’s site.

Use Regular Expressions to Find Anything in Your Gmail Mailbox by Digital Inspiration.

Starting Projects by Elizabeth S. Craig.

Have a great week, everyone *smile*

Peaceful Journeys!

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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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9 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 7~21

  1. Jenny Hansen says:

    Hey, Gene!! It’s like the trifecta present!! First commenter, a blog mention and (best of all) your Saturday AM mashup over my coffee. 🙂

  2. Jess Witkins says:

    Awesome links! Roni’s post is a total MUST READ! It’s already stumping me when I go to add photos now. Creative Commons isn’t a total solution, you still need to be really planful and read about the licensing. Smart advice though!

  3. Fabio Bueno says:

    I feel honored to be included, Gene! Thanks.
    Roni’s post is an eye-opener and a must read.
    Good luck on your Fast Draft challenge!

  4. Thank you for yet another brilliant link mashup, Gene. I have a dozen tabs open 😀 Your collection is one of the highlights of my weekend.

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Jess: Definitely should read Roni’s post, nothing is more enlightening than first hand experience.

      Fabio: It is a mutual honor, Fabio *smile* Thanks for the support!

      Reetta: Awesome! Enjoy the links and posts, lots of great material this week 🙂

  5. Thanks for the link love, Gene!

  6. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    So many helpful links in this mashup, Gene. Thanks so much! I did read Roni’s, and what an eye opener. Sounds like you’re making great headway in the Fast Draft and Revision Hell class. Go, Gene, go! No worries if your next mashup is shorter. Your writing comes first.

  7. Marcia says:

    I’m sooo late to the party, sorry! I haven’t read more than 5 or 6 blogs all week, due to trying to write in between trying to set up a website. The good news is, now I can take a couple of hours and catch up. I’m so glad to find all the best post right here in one place! I missed my dose of Designing From Bones, too. I’m off to fill up on this goodness!

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