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*
Book Industry Scandal: Paid and Fake Reviews by Alexandra Sokoloff. This is a good overview of the subject with links to more information.
Get Over Yourselves by J.A. Konrath. Want some catharsis on the review scandal? Here it is.
What Should Indie Publishers be Called? by Dean Wesley Smith.
Self-Publishing at Traditional Conferences, Does it Belong? by Talli Roland.
On Aspects of Publishing
Build a Fulltime Writing Career Slowly with Lindsay Buroker guest interview on The Creative Penn.
Where Can You Promote Your Free Ebook by Lindsay Buroker. Also from Lindsay, How to sell Advanced Reader Copies as a Self-Published Author.
Treating Backlist like Frontlist by David Gaughran (conference thoughts).
How To Get a Literary Agent by Joanna Penn.
What is Copyright? by Kelley Way (copyright attorney) guest posting on Susan Spann’s site.
Cover Yourself by Donna Galanti guest posting on Elizabeth S. Craig’s site.
On Social Media
The Hub and Outpost Method of Social Media Marketing by Joel Friedlander.
Social Media Fitness for Authors: Happy Findings by August McLaughlin.
The Stephen King guide to Marketing by Jane Friedman.
Adding Your Ebook to Goodreads by Tamara Ward.
How Much Are We Responsible for our Guest Posters? by Jami Gold.
Indie Book Publishers: How Do You Use Your Website? by Joel Friedlander.
Where to find Free Images for your Blog and Website by The Savvy Book Marketer.
Is Your Website at RISK from Hackers? 8 Ways to Protect Your Blog by Marcy Kennedy.
On Writing Craft
The Bookshelf Muse: Character Trait: Modesty by Angela Ackerman.
How to Write Great Sex by James Killick.
Is the Cliffhanger Ending Over-rated? by K.M. Weiland.
Little Darlings and Why They MUST Die – for Real! by Kristen Lamb.
25 of my Personal Rules for Writing and Telling Stories by Chuck Wendig.
On the Writer’s Life
10 Excuses for Not Writing and How to Smash Them by K.M. Weiland.
3 Writer’s Commandments and Avoiding the Dreaded “S” Word by Jen Hansen.
How to Make Your Writing Deadlines by Krissy Brady posting on Write it Sideways.
How to Write Consistently by Ava Jae.
8 Twitter Hashtags to Get and Keep You Writing by Yesenia Vargas.
Mobile Apps for Writers by Whitney Adams guest posting on DIYMFA.
Designing from Bones ~ The Chicken Saves a Penny. Did the chicken cross the road while carrying your story theme? Find out in this post!