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 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).
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.
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 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.
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.