Writing Blog Treasures 10~27

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*


From Jami Gold: NaNo Prep: Using Music to Get Into a Writing Mood AND NaNo Prep: What’s Your “Next Big Thing?”

From Ali Luke: 4 Reasons You Should, and Shouldn’t, Do NaNoWriMo.

From Alexandra Sokoloff: NaNo Prep: Elements of Act One.

From Cate Russell-Cole: NaNoWriMo Prep: Resources to Grab.

From The Bookshelf Muses: NaNoWriMo Participants Win Big! (Sign up for their awesome giveaway).

On Publishing

Seeking Writers & Editors for a Literary Journal via Suzannah Windsor Freeman of Write It Sideways. Yes, folks, this is a genuine opportunity that you will want to check out.

Popularity, Visibility and KDP Select by David Gaughran.

The Business Rusch: Rights Reversion by Kristine Rusch.

My First 36 Hours of Self-Publication by Mhairi Simpson.

Do Publishers Need to Offer More Value to Authors? by Jane Friedman.

On Aspects of Publishing

A Way to Literally Reward Readers-The Dynamics ePlate by Bob Mayer.

Is Becoming a Best-Selling Author a Matter of Luck? by Lindsay Buroker.

Agents Share Conference Tips by Gabriela Pereira.

Why Writers Must Beware Quackery by Chuck Wendig.

Reach New Readers with New Genres, Story Elements and Categories by D.D. Scott.

A Brief Word from an Editor on Self-Editing by The Edit Dude at EPubGuide.

On Social Media/Blogging

Fun Facebook Tricks and a Halloween Treat by Lisa Hall-Wilson via Jenny Hansen. By the way, Jenny has a cool new Twitter moniker @JennyHansenCA, drop her a tweet and say “Hi” (smile).

For another perspective on Facebook: You Can Take Your “Like” and Shove It by Kait Nolan.

2 Ways Fiction Authors Can Start Using Social Media by Jason Kong via Joel Friedlander’s site.

Authors, Gather Your Tribe on Twitter by Joel Friedlander.

Premium Author Program to Come to Goodreads by Tamara Ward.

On Technology

From Digital Inspiration: Resize Multiple Images Without Software // How to Save Money on Stock Photos // How to Embed Kindle Ebooks Into Your Website.

On Writing Craft

Boost Your Creativity: Ideation Techniques for Writers by Bryan Mattimore interviewed on DIY MFA.

3 Steps for Using Prompts to Write Better & Getting Published by Jane Friedman.

Structure Part 7 – Genre Matters by Kristen Lamb.

A Site to Help You Fill the Gaps in Your Storyline by Roz Morris.

7 Reasons to Use Writing Prompts by Gabriela Pereira via Elizabeth S. Craig’s site.

Love, Gallantry and Death by Mary Jo Gibson (Cabinet of Curiosities) – includes the Skull Watch of Mary Queen of Scots, an awesome death’s head ring and a carved casket with scenes of King Arthur’s knights and their gallant acts – a writers inspirational dream.

Writing a Novel: “You Mean I Have to Edit?” by Nick Thacker via Joanna Penn’s site.

10 Tips for Beginning Writers by Miriam Kobras via K.M. Weiland’s site.

On the Writer’s Life

Time-saving Cooking Tips for Writers by August McLaughlin.

Healing Creative Injuries by Cate Russell-Cole. Also from Cate: Petwrification: A Health Warning for All Writers.

The Fallacy of the “Never Finished” Writer by Kait Nolan.

Passion, Lucidity and Tenacity: Keys to Being a Writer by Anne Trager via Elizabeth S. Craig.

Think Like a Writer Everyday, Even When You Can’t Write by Midge Raymond via Joanna Penn’s site.

Because we all need a smile:

Ten Indisputable Signs That You’re a Writer by Ava Jae. (smiles).

And – Halloween, Gangnam Style via K.B. Owen – awesome Halloween light and music video – spectacular!

That’s all for this week.

Peaceful Journeys.

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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11 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 10~27

  1. That Jenny Hansen! Changing her twitter ID! Thanks for the head’s up! Great mash-up. I assume you are NanoWrimo-ing again this year. I mean, I know you are. I am hoping to use the month as an opportunity to rebuild my book: the one that croaked in the computer crash. I’m starting to feel like I’m getting my groove back. I hope you’ll put me back on your radar. I have some good stuff planned! 🙂

    Have a great weekend, Gene.

    And good luck in November.

  2. angelapeart says:

    Ah, more goodness in so many aspects of writer’s life. I wish I could read it all but I definitely will click a few, including the tips on how to embed the ebook a to my website, since I’ve been planning to implement something similar 🙂

  3. So much NaNo goodness, kind of makes me wish I was doing it. But it’s not the right time for me this year. On to the rest of your awesome links… so much goodness in one place.

  4. Fabulous mashup, Gene! And I love your new(?) photo. 🙂 Thanks so much for including my cooking post—means a bunch! Hope you and yours are having a wonderful weekend.

  5. K.B. Owen says:

    Thanks for the fab blog love, Gene! Like the new pic, too!

  6. Cate Russell-Cole says:

    Thank you for the share Gene. Cheers!

  7. Marcia says:

    Love, love, love your new photo, Gene! It’s great to see you clearly, you handsome devil!
    Since my MS is out to my betas and critique friends, I took a few hours this week to catch up on my blog reading. I caught a lot of these in your fantastic mashup, but looking forward to what I missed like, Ava Jae’s, and Kathy Owens’ and Roz Morris’–gotta get going! Have a great week, my friend!

  8. LauraDrake says:

    Another great hour spent perusing your offerings, Gene – thanks so much!

  9. Debra Eve says:

    Another wonderful roundup, Gene. Love the new tweeks to the site and your new avatar. Saw Chuck Wendig speak a Writers Digest West Conference last week — a treat! Digital Inspiration is a great find.

  10. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    Wow, this is a great mashup, Gene! Sorry I’m so late to the party. Have a great week!

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