Writing Blog Treasures 9~1

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

Extra Ether: Buying Book Reviews: Still Admire John Locke? by Porter Anderson.

Should Authors Pay for Book Reviews? by Joel Friedlander.

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: The Myth of Giving Away 15% Ownership in Your Work by Dean Wesley Smith.

A Warning to All Writers that Need Help Indie Publishing by Kristine Rusch, The Business Rusch.

On Aspects of Publishing

Lining up the Ducks: Writing an Author Business Plan by Susan Spann guest posting on Writers in the Storm.

Crossing Genres with Vicki Hinze guest posting on Stacy Green’s site. Excellent Post!

Ebooks for Libraries by J.A. Konrath. Lots of great information in this post.

Building Your Readership both Deeper and Wider by D.D. Scott. Also from D.D. Scott: Launching a New E-Book: You Don’t Have to reach the Moon Immediately to be Successful.

On Blogging

Do Book Blog Tours Work (and how do you set one up) by Lindsay Buroker.

How to Take Your Writer Website to the Next Level by Yesenia Vargas.

How to Use Google AdSense Ads on Responsive Websites by Digital Inspiration.

On Social Media

5 Lessons about Community that Writers Must Learn by Gabriela at DIYMFA.

Top 5 Creepy Social Marketing Tactics by Kristen Lamb.

On Writing Craft

Spotlight on Subtext: When Characters Are Liars by Angela Ackerman guest posting for Jami Gold.

How to Find Your Characters Voice by K.M. Weiland. (Text and video).

Great Characters: The Beating Heart of Great Fiction by Kristen Lamb.

5 Basics of Dialogue You Need to Know by Marcy Kennedy.

The Fix is in – The Square One Story Killer by Larry Brooks.

Come on, What’s the Worst that can Happen? Plotting Your Novel by Janice Hardy.

How to Use Brainstorming to Edit by Ava Jae.

On the Writer’s Life

You’re the Hero of Your Life by Jami Gold.

Maturity – The Difference between the Amateur and the Professional by Kristen Lamb.

Writing Lapses: 5 Tricks to Get You Back On Track by Sarah Baughman.

5 Key Qualities of the High-Value Writer by Jenny Hansen.

From Last Resort to New Career: How I Self-Published and How it’s changed my Outlook as a Writer by Roz Morris.

Things I Learned While Writing Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig.

How to Work On More Than One Book at a Time by Joanna Penn. Also from Joanna, 5 Lessons Learned From Writing 3 Novels.

How (Not) To Be A Brilliant Writer by Ava Jae.

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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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14 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 9~1

  1. amyshojai says:

    Just read The Business Rusch–not surprised at all, sadly. This is a great lineup AGAIN. Thanks Gene. Have a great weekend.

  2. Always love reading your Blog Treasures posts, Gene. Thanks for taking the time to post all the links… enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

  3. Lynn Kelley says:

    Thank you for another great Blog Treasures post, Gene. I’m saving it in a folder for now and will read when I catch my breath. I hope all is well with you. I hope all is going smoothly with the copyrights to pics on Designing From Bones. I feel for you. Have a good weekend.

  4. Jillian Kent says:

    I love this, Gene! I haven’t been able to visit much lately due to deadlines, etc. but I enjoy your place in the blogsphere. Just read Porter’s article about John Locke buying reviews. Now that makes me mad.

  5. Gene! Here I thought I’d have a mellow Saturday night and now my browser is full of links I need to read. Too many great blog posts I missed over the past week. I better get started.

  6. I’m so glad you’re doing these mash-ups again after your short break. I’ve come to count of these Saturday line-ups to point me toward great posts I missed. And thank you for including my post in the list 🙂

  7. Jenny Hansen says:

    Yep, I’m with Tameri…I’ve got 8 tabs open and I’m half cursing you and half thankful. LOL…

    Thanks for the great mash-up and for including me in it. 🙂

  8. Stacy Green says:

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Gene! Missed a lot of these this week, so I’m catching up.

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Amy: Right with you. For some reason I’m never surprised by things like this. Glad you enjoyed the links!

      Darlene: You’re welcome and thanks 🙂

      Lynn: Well, the DFB posts may not have as many pics in them. A bit difficult to find pics for some subjects that also have CC rights available, but the writing is main thing anyway.

      Jillian: Yeah, the Locke review “scandal” is pretty irritating. Why do people feel compelled to not trust their own work. Honestly, this type of event makes the whole process seem like a scam – when, as writers, we are actually offering a valuable product. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Tameri: Always glad to hear that. Read and enjoy and hopefully learn a couple of things that will make your life and writing better 🙂

      Marcy: Always glad to have you along, Marcy – excellent content!

      Jenny: I’ll take half-thankful. Enjoy the links 🙂

      Stacy: Great to see you, Stacy and even better to have you on Treasures this week!

  9. Marcia says:

    Gene, so glad you’re back! I’ve been out of town all week and missed every one of these. Thanks for putting them all in one great place! Lots of catching up to do!

  10. So much good stuff 😀 I’ll be busy for the next hour. John Locke buying reviews is really lame and other self-published authors have confessed having sock-puppet accounts on Amazon and Goodreads so they could post reviews of their own books. The most astounding thing is that they assumed everyone was doing it.

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Marcia: Glad to help out, hope I’m able to help you catch up 🙂

      Reetta: The first justification people use when attempting something that is ethically questionable is to say “Hey, everyone else is doing it.” Whether that is true or not. Why verify if you don’t want to know the truth? Personally, I find the practice pathetic, more so when the “sock puppet” accounts are used to attack or 1-star a “competitor author”, which happens as well. Sad that people are so insecure in their work that they feel the need to resort to such ignorant tactics. Glad you enjoyed the links, Reetta – always great to see you 🙂

  11. Thanks for including my article in your link list, Gene!

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