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*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.