Writing Blog Treasures 9~23

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

Thoughts on Amazon and India and the future of KDP Select by Kait Nolan.

The New World of Publishing: Pricing 2013 by Dean Wesley Smith. Also from Dean’s New World Series: The Seasons of Publishing.

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Konrath’s Sales by J.A. Konrath. Yep, he hired someone to put his sales numbers together and posted them. Enlightening reading.

Do You Believe These 3 Publishing Myths? by Joel Friedlander.

Beat the Best-Sellers – the Other Way to the Top by Nick Thacker guest posting on Elizabeth S. Craig’s site.

The Business Rusch: Content is King by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

On Aspects of Publishing

Scrivener: The Ultimate Guide to Exporting Ebooks (Kindle, EPub, etc.) via LiveHacked.

How to Get Amazon’s Top Customer Reviewers to Review Your Book by Joanna Penn.

The High Bar of Finding an Agent or Publisher by Jami Gold.

On Social Media

Extra Ether: Who Owns Your Tweets? by Porter Anderson.

How “Personal” Should Writers Get on Social Media by Kristen Lamb.

5 Free Services that Help You Build Author Platform by Matthew Turner guest posting on Jane Friedman’s site.

On Blogging & Tech

Editing With The Kindle by Joanna Penn.

Building Your First Website – Resource List by Jane Friedman.

How to Create an Ebook from Wikipedia Articles via Digital Inspiration.

On Writing Craft

Black Swan – The Trick to Inner and Outer Demons by Kristen Lamb.

Got to Explain my Stories World, but How Do I Avoid Exposition? by Roz Morris.

Planning and Writing a First Draft by Janice Hardy. Also from Janice, Plotting Your Novel Conceptually (which is a great concept, smile).

Creating Two-Word Characters by K.M. Weiland.

Building a Better Character by Chuck Wendig (part of the Ask a Writer series).

7 Tricks to Add Variety to Your Dialogue by Marcy Kennedy.

On the Writer’s Life

The 5 Bad Habits of Good Writers by Alicia Rasley of Edittorrent.

The Inbox Explosion: How Do You Manage Yours? by Jami Gold.

3 Steps to Creating Your Own Writing Luck by Suzannah Freeman.

Critique Partners: They’re Not Optional by Ava Jae. Also from Ava, Discussion: Is Cursing in YA Novels Acceptable? (great comments thread on this post).

Discovering and Building Your Writing Skills ~ A New Series by Writers in the Storm. Be sure to check out the first post in the series: WriterStrong and 5 Ways to Achieve A Healthier Writing Brain (by August McLaughlin).

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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8 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 9~23

  1. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    Another awesome Blog Treasures, Gene. You’re right about the interesting discussion thread on Ava Jae’s post about whether cursing in YA books is acceptable! Thanks for the great links!

  2. Inspiring links again, Gene. I’m always a sucker for book marketing tips and anything from Janice Hardy is golden.

  3. I need a healthier writing brain – thanks for all the suggestions — I am an avid reader of writing books and many of these are new to me

  4. Thanks you so much for providing this great resource.

  5. Thanks for the link 🙂

    I’ve already got tabs open and have started reading your whole “On Publishing” section.

  6. Ava Jae says:

    Thanks for linking to my post, Gene! Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  7. Jenny Hansen says:

    How do I say thanks and curse you at the same time?? I have NINE tabs open! Nine. Dang, dude, you’re blinding me with your brilliant finds. Thanks for including the WriterStrong series among them.

    (There, how was that?)

  8. Debra Eve says:

    Another fabulous roundup, Gene! The Scrivener export article is very timely, since I’ll be tackling that soon and am terrified. Thanks so much!

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