Writing Blog Treasures 8~4

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 Publishing

Writing On The Ether: Olive Branch by Porter Anderson. If you aren’t familiar with Ether, Porter does a fantastic job of putting together a writing and publishing digest (it is so much more than a post, it would be a crime to call it such). Absolutely brilliant and engaging material worth every moment of time.

The Business Rusch: The Future and Balance by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

E-Publishing: Where Do I Start? by Alexandra Sokoloff.

Two Years of Indie E-Publishing Lessons by D. D. Scott at EPubGuide.

The Difference Between Lending, Borrowing and Pirates by Jen Talty.

The New Publishing Paradigm: It’s Not About Ebook vs. Print by Jami Gold.

On Aspects of Publishing

The 5 Emotional Stages of a Book Launch by Roni Loren.

EPub and KindleGen Tutorial by BB eBooks. This is a well-detailed guide for conversions.

How Much Does Self-Publishing Cost? The Ultimate Guide by Toni at Duolit.

On Blogging

Why I Stopped Using Feedburner to Serve My Blog Subscribers by Jane Friedman. Includes information on Mail Chimp and migration methods.

The Litigious Side of Blogging by Lisa Hall-Wilson. An eye-opening interview with a photographer.

FAQ on the Blog Photo Debacle by Roni Loren. Covers quite a few “can I use this or not and how much” questions.

WANA Commons – Beautiful Blog Images Without the Worry by Kristen Lamb. A community effort to make a photo safe zone that has stellar potential.

On Social Media/Platform

Where Should I Focus My Time? Tips for Social Media Use by Robert Lee Brewer.

Two sides of the coin – with the recent Photo Crisis 2012, it is good business to think through our actions as writers and bloggers – the choices are yours:

1) Pinterest is Dead to me (and Why it Should Be to You, Too) by Dahnya Och.

2) How to Use Pinterest to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog by Charlene Kingston at Social Media Examiner.

On Writing Craft

Lessons from Thrillerfest: Plot and Story Structure by Gabriela Pereira.

Words are Words, but Grammar is Grammar by Donna Newton.

How to Choose an Excerpt to Showcase Your Novel by Roz Morris.

Booster Shots for Your Search for Story by Larry Brooks. This post is full of helpful tips and advice, bit long, but well worth the time to peruse.

10 Things the Olympics can Teach Writers by Joanna Penn.

Raise the Stakes by Kara Lennox on Writers in the Storm.

On Editing

How One Editor Learned to Edit Herself by Emily Wenstrom guest posting on Janice Hardy’s site.

Self-Editing for Self-Published Fiction by Randy Ingermanson.

Editors and Editing by Ruth Harris at EPubGuide. This is a detailed guide to types of editing and what to expect from each.

On the Writer’s Life

Creativity Under Pressure: How to Write Your Way Through Storms by August McLaughlin. Great Post!

9 Productivity Tips for Writers by Joanna Penn posted on Write to Done.

7 Powerful Ways to Gain More Confidence in Your Creative Work by Ali Luke posted on Lateral Action.

How to Take the Plunge and Be a Writer, Part 1, Part 2 by Yesenia Vargas.

Ask a Writer: In Which I Exhort You To Care Less by Chuck Wendig.

On Reading and Learning from Books by Ava Jae.

Because the Photo Crisis Requires a moment of Levity…

Mike the Photo Law Suit Scammer Caught! by Piper Bayard.

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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13 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 8~4

  1. Thanks for the link love 🙂 Much appreciated. Brent Foster is a fantastic photographer. If anyone has the time, click through to his websites. His work is absolutely stunning!

  2. Jami Gold says:

    Thanks for linking to my post! And my overflowing collection of tabs thanks you for the collection of links. 🙂 I know what I’ll be doing this morning. 🙂

  3. Laura Drake says:

    Gene, Thanks for spotlighting Kara Lennox’s brilliance – we’re so lucky to have her!

  4. fuonlyknew says:

    Thanks for gathering all of this together. A banquet for writers and readers. I see your little hiatus paid off:)

  5. Great stuff here, as always, Gene! I can’t wait to read posts I’ve missed. Thanks so much for including my link—means so much. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  6. Marcia says:

    Gene, I have an evening free, finally, to read to my heart’s content. I can’t wait to dig in to all the posts I missed this week! I’m especially looking forward to Chuck’s, Randy’s, Roz’s and Toni’s – all have info I need right now! Thanks for searching the blogosphere again!

  7. I’ve been waffling on Pinterest for a while now, so I appreciate the posts. After reading them, I honestly still think it’s time for my boards to come down.

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  9. Julie Glover says:

    Still one of my favorites mash-ups, Gene! Great job pulling it all together.

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  11. Piper Bayard says:

    Thanks for these great links, Gene. Bookmarking this as a reference page. Thank you, too, for the shout out. 🙂

  12. Debra Eve says:

    Thanks for these informative links, Gene! I was very interested in Jane Friedman’s take on Feedburner, since I basically did the same thing within a few months of starting my blog. So glad I did! Can’t wait to get to the others.

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