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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.