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*
On the Publishing Industry
How Self-Publishing has Helped All Writers – Welcome to the Revolution by Kristen Lamb. Also from Kristen: The Five Mistakes that are Killing Self-Published Authors.
The New World of Publishing: Fear by Dean Wesley Smith. Excerpt: “…I figure it is the time to talk about this topic and (with luck) help a few more writers jump past the fear and get to more readers with their work.”
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Harlequin Fail by J.A. Konrath.
Penguin’s New Business Model: Exploiting Writers by David Gaughran.
The Business Rusch: The End of Reversion Clauses by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Extra Ether: Publishing vs. Authors by Porter Anderson.
The Ebook Marketplace is about to Change – a lot by Mike Shatzkin.
On Aspects of Publishing
Finding the Agent who Gets You by Susan Spann. Also from Susan: Copyright vs. Trademark…Fight!
If Ebook Piracy is on the Rise, What are You Going to do about it? by Lindsay Buroker.
How (Not) to get Traditionally Published by Ava Jae.
What Traditional Publishers Offer and What They Don’t by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Photo Crisis 2012
A Bright Side – Writers Building a Photo Sharing Community by Roni Loren. WANA International has started a Flickr page – be sure to peruse the comments on this post for extra information.
7 Free and Legal Places to Find Your Photos by Melinda VanLone via Marcy Kennedy’s blog. This is a huge resource list that every writer/blogger should have bookmarked – Great work Melinda!
Where to Get Photos for Your Blog by Meghan Ward. This post has a great listing of Creative Commons logos and codes that you’ll want to look at.
On Social Media
Blog Images Made Easy: Tips from a Non-Graphic Artist by August McLaughlin.
15 Steps to Create Great Blog Videos by Joel Friedlander. Also from Joel: 9 Keys to Blogging Success from A-List Bloggers.
Don’t Quit! Help for Burnt Out Bloggers by Suzannah Freeman.
Reluctant to Join Social Media? by Angela Ackerman.
Does Facebook Advertising Work? (One Author’s Experience) by Lindsay Buroker.
I’ll quote you on that!…On Goodreads by Tamara Ward.
Branding Basics From Thrillerfest by Gabriela Pereira (DIYMFA).
On Writing Craft
Writing Series, Part 1 by Alexandra Sokoloff. Also from Alexandra: Writing YA – Themes.
Tips for Writing Multiple Series by Elizabeth S. Craig.
On Writing Your First Novel by Ava Jae.
25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists by Chuck Wendig.
Are Dream Sequences in Novels Always Taboo? by Roz Morris.
Internal Medicine: How Much Internalization is Too Much by Janice Hardy.
Put Your Reader in your POV Character’s Skin by Margie Lawson via Writers in the Storm blog.
On the Writer’s Life
From Stage to Page: Lessons Learned From Acting by August McLaughlin. Always wear comfortable shoes (smile).
The Dangers of Writing What You Know by Kait Nolan.
Classes, Competitions and Writing Opportunities by Donna Newton.
How My World Travels have informed by Worldview and My Writing by Bryan Schmidt via Mhairi Simpson’s blog.
Looking for Inspiration?
Cabinet of Curiosities by Mary Jo Gibson. Excerpt: “On this whirlwind of curiosities I have taken you to the South Pole, Australia, private libraries in England, Harvard University, Austria, California, London and the City of London. I don’t know about you, but I need a frappucino after all this virtual tourism!”
Haunted Hotels: The Gunter by Catie Rhodes. What happens at the Gunter stays at the Gunter – forever.
5 Remarkable Writing Prompt & Exercise Books by Jane Friedman.
Thanks for all the great links, Gene! Hope all is well with you….
man, that’s a lot of links all in one convenient post. Thanks for doing all the legwork Gene!
Another fabulous compilation, Gene. I see a bunch of goodies I’ve yet to check out. Blog videos—there’s a topic I could use study on. Thanks for including my links!
Have you considered including a link or two of your own on occasion? Just curious. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend.
I just spent an hour and a half reading the majority of posts from these awesome blogs! You are my go-to writer for catching up on what I missed! Have a great weekend and week ahead!
I’m with August on this one that I love your posts too… 🙂 Thanks for giving me my Sunday morning reading. I’ll raise a glass to you at the WANA Party!!
p.s. Thanks for including Margie’s link in your mashup! All the gals at WITS are delighted. 🙂
Darlene: Thanks and yep, everything is good.
Rachel: Welcome, enjoy the links.
August: I did include a few to my DFB posts, but didn’t have one of those this week. Will have to give that a bit more thought.
Marcia: LOL! Glad to keep you up to date on all the cool stuff out there 🙂
Jenny: Party? Hmm, guess I need to crawl out of my cave a bit more so I know what’s going on. Love WITS, one of my favorite stops during the week, along with More Cowbell, of course 🙂
Late to the mashup as usual. This is full of posts I’m interested in checking out. Just read two, but will have to read the one on videos for blogs later. I’m always interested in learning more on that subject. And the photos for our blogs that we won’t have to worry about copyright problems – yay, Gene, thanks for adding these links!
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Gene! It takes me days to get through all these awesome links. The best thing is that you have helped me though all my stages of writing: general fun, to writing my WIP, to editing. Next stop will be finding representation and tips on publishing.
Please don’t ever stop!