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*