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*
And – yes, I’m back. Long story for another day though. Enjoy the the links, my friends.
The Myths are still Strong by Dean Wesley Smith.
How to Write the Dreaded Synopsis by Susan Spann. Also from Susan: On Pre-Release Marketing Mountain – Author Business Plans.
From Joel Friedlander (or guest posters): 3 Really Good Self-Publishing Ideas and 5 Hilariously Bad Ones & Why Self-Published Books Look Self-Published.
On Aspects of Publishing
Copyright is NOT a Verb by Brad Frazer guest posting for Jane Friedman.
All is fair in Love and War – but not in Copyright Law by Kelly Way guest posting for Susan Spann.
Bookstores vs. Backlist: A New Decision by Jami Gold.
Self-Publishing Basic: Where You can Upload Your Ebook (besides Amazon) by Lindsay Buroker.
How to Make Money Blogging by Rae Hoffman-Dolan.
Adding Google Analytics Code to WordPress by Tracy R. Atkins guest posting for Joel Friedlander.
On Social Media/Platform
How to Present Yourself – as a Writer by J.M. Cook guest posting for DIYMFA.
How to Sell Books with Social Media by Joanna Penn.
All we needed to know about Social Media Success we learned in Kindergarten by Kristen Lamb. Also from Kristen: An Author Platform Built on SPAM is Doomed to Fall.
How to Get More (and Better) Press by Dana Sitar guest posting for Jane Friedman.
On Writing Craft
Why Character and Plot are Inseparable by James Killick.
The Inner Struggle: Guides for Using Inner Conflict that Make Sense by Janice Hardy.
Setting – Adding Dimension to your Fiction by Kristen Lamb. Also from Kristen: More than Magic & Gadgets: Taking Science Fiction & Fantasy to Another Level.
Jump Back Into Your Story by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Writing with Passion & Purpose by Michelle Isenhoff guest posting for Joanna Penn.
The Plot Whisperer: The Benefits of Plotting in Scenes by Martha Alderson for the Bookshelf Muse.
Where do Writers get Ideas for Novels? by Roz Morris.
The Killer One-Two Punch that Launches Dramatic Tension by Larry Brooks. Also from Larry: The Seductive but Deadly Sin that wants to Kill Your Story.
Ask a Writer: How do I write what the Audience Wants to Read? by Chuck Wendig. Also from Chuck: 25 Things You Should Know About Metaphor.
On the Writer’s Life
The Writer’s Golden Hour: Making the Most of Our Time by August McLaughlin.
What are we Willing To Do to Win? by Kristen Lamb.
Where to look if you want to find some Peace by Clay Morgan.
What do you Buy When You’re on Vacation? by Jess Witkins. And while you’re at her site be sure to check out the posts on her recent travels – spectacular pictures!
How to Block Useless Websites from your Google Search Results by Digital Inspiration.