Writing Blog Treasures 11~3

Welcome to Writing Blog Treasures! NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and if you’re a NaNo like me and need to catch up quick on what’s been happening – this is the place to be. 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: Write Romance? Get Your Beat Sheet HereNaNo Prep: What Writing Tools Do You Use?

From Alexandra Sokoloff: Ready, Set, NaNo!A Process For WritingThematic Image Systems. Highly recommended reads!

From Ava Jae: NaNo Tips: Write and Don’t Look Back (Agree. Agree. And. Agree).

From Bob Mayer: NaNoWriMo: What to Write and a Book Giveaway.

From Chuck Wendig: 25 Motivational Thoughts for Writers.

From Yesenia Vargas: The Ultimate List of NaNoWriMo Tips (and she isn’t joking this is a fantastic culmination of posts).

On Publishing

Amazon Removes Reviews by J.A. Konrath.

Amazon’s New Carpet Bomb Review Policy: Author against Author by Chuck Wendig.

Liars and Outliers in the Publishing World by Randy Ingermanson.

Varieties of the Publishing Experience by Joel Friedlander.

The New World of Publishing: E-books at 25% by Dean Wesley Smith. Also be sure to check out his Follow Up Post to the one above.

A List of Go-To Sites for EPublishing Industry News by D.D. Scott.

On Aspects of Publishing

No Reader Left Behind by Kristine Rusch.

How Do You Maintain Steady Book Sales at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc? by Lindsay Buroker.

Some Things I Didn’t Know About Self-Publishing by Mhairi Simpson.

Getting the Hang of the Business End of Writing by Elizabeth S. Craig.

Guide to Book Launch and Advance Sales Strategies with CreateSpace and Lulu by Tracy R. Atkins.

How to Turn Your Knowledge into Multimedia Products by Joanna Penn.

Publishing Ebooks for Dummies by Ali Luke.

Self-Publishing: A Primer by Russell Phillips.

On Social Media

Five Ways to Build a Thriving Community by Jeff Goins.

Top 15 Reasons to do a Virtual Book Tour by Savvy Book Marketer.

On Blogging

Is it Time to Change Your Blog? by August McLaughlin.

The Slow Blog Manifesto, My Style by Marcia A. Richards.

How Do I Get More Traffic to My Website? by Laura Pepper Wu.

How to Build Your Business and Your Blog by Joanna Penn.

What if You’re Not a “Pro-Blogger”? Five Great Alternative Reasons to Blog by Ali Luke.

On Writing Craft

Mastering the Fabulous “F-Word” In Fiction by Larry Brooks.

How to Write Dialogue Unique to Your Characters by Marcy Kennedy.

Balancing the Scenes That Make Up Your Novel by Kristen Lamb.

If You Write What You Know, Where Do You Get Ideas? by Roz Morris.

We Need A Montage! Showing a Character Learning Without Being Boring by Janice Hardy.

Plot Fixer: Is Your Plot Too Predictable? by Kara Lennox.

Editors & Editing by Ruth Harris of EPubGuide.

Cabinet of Curiosities by Mary Jo Gibson. All I will say about this one is that a couple of well-known legitimate science organizations are now conducting: ZOMBIE RESEARCH, Worst Case Scenario studies…

On the Writer’s Life

Why Writer’s Should be Wrecked an interview with Jeff Goins by Lisa Hall-Wilson.

Idea Stealing: How Not to Let Fear Stifle Your Creativity by Gabriela Pereira.

Staying Motivated Through the Time-Suck of “Greatness” by Jenny Hansen.

Being Creative Does NOT Make You Mentally Ill by Cate Russell-Cole.

Putting Lipstick on a Troll ~ The Introverted Writer by Orly Konig Lopez.

4 Writing Fears, Debunked by Ava Jae.

Boost Your Writing Creativity with a Camera by Devin Berglund.

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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17 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 11~3

  1. It’s a good thing I’ve got nothing but time today, because so many of these I missed! Happy NaNo’ing, Gene. I’m not doing it this year and kind of miss the excitement. I’m cheering for you, though!

  2. Thanks again for the blog love, Gene. Kara always offers great writing advice, and Writers in the Storm is so happy to welcome Orly Konig-Lopez to our ranks! And you…you always have the best go-to advice. Thanks for your time and effort to sift through the sand and deliver jewel after jewel in your treasures.
    -Fae Rowen

  3. Jenny Hansen says:

    What Fae said!!! You’ve made me feel a lot less angst about not browsing the web these last few days. Thank you! And thanks for the linky. 🙂

  4. I love Saturdays at your ‘house’, Gene! It’s akin to stepping into an old time penny candy store where I used to press my nose to the glass trying to decide which pieces to spend my 4 pennies on. I have more than 4 pennies to spend today, so I’ll take one of each of your sweet treats! I only managed to read two on this list this week. Have a fun Saturday, my friend!

  5. And…in my haste to read them, I forgot my manners! Thanks so much for including my post in your awesome lineup! Hope NaNo is going well for you!

  6. Thanks for the link love 🙂 Best mashup on the web! Good luck with NaNo – Marcy and I are doing our own version: NaNoEditMo. We’re gonna crank out final edits on a 100,000+ mss instead.

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  8. Cate Russell-Cole says:

    Gene, you’re a treasure! Thank you for listing that post. It’s important to me.

  9. Lara says:

    Gene, thanks for all the info! Going into the keeper file immediately. See you at Nano!

  10. Laura Drake says:

    Wow, I always love digging into your great treasures, Gene, but you’ve outdone yourself, this week! HOURS of great reading here, and I love that you cover so much ground!

    Thanks for the links to WITS, too!

  11. Once again, thank you so much for pulling the resources together. My boyfriend works overseas, and when he is home I have less time for the writing aspect of my life and have to let some things go by. Your posts help so that I may catch something I prefer not to have let go by.

  12. One of THE best collections of links ever! May I reblog?
    Good luck with NaNo!

    • Gene Lempp says:

      Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoyed the links 🙂

      Patricia: Yes, you may reblog up to the Sokoloff NaNo links, but from there it should direct people to see the whole post here. Thanks!

  13. You are one busy, supportive guy, Gene! Thanks for the fantastic links, including mine and being the kick-butt writer pal you are. Keep up the awesomesauce! (If that’s not WANA talk, not sure what is. ;)) Have a fantastic week.

  14. Thanks for linking to my article. There are some very useful links here.

  15. Spectacular links this week, Gene. I clicked almost everything 😀 You rock. Cheers.

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