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*
Self-Publishers Aren’t Killing the Industry; They’re Saving It by David Gaughran.
The KDP Select Blogposts Every Author Should Read by Laura Pepper Wu.
Want to be Read 100 Years From Now? Here’s How. by Kristine Rusch.
Shorter Novels in the Digital Age? by Elizabeth S. Craig. Excellent Post!
From Small Press to Self-Publishing with Laura Hunsaker, interview by Lindsay Buroker.
Writing on the Ether: Seeking Sanctuary by Porter Anderson.
On Aspects of Publishing
Read Like An Agent by Gabriela Pereira.
7 Ways to Get Your Book Reviewed by Dana Lynn Smith.
How to Write A Book Proposal by Jane Friedman. This is an in-depth look, lots of insight and resource links – recommended read.
Is the Kindle the Future of Literature or the Death of Publishing? by Megan Hopkins.
From Joel Friedlander: Top 5 Goals for Your Book or Ebook Cover // 17 Things Self-Publishers Need To Know About Book Design.
On Social Media
3 Social Media Myths that can Cripple Our Author Platform by Kristen Lamb.
Want To Know Who Has “Unfollowed” You on Twitter? by MediaBistro.
Using Excel to Keep Your Novel Organized by Laura Drake.
Writing Tool: Scrivener by Ava Jae.
On Writing Craft
Three Common Dialogue Challenges and How to Beat Them by Marcy Kennedy.
“When” Are You Telling? The Trouble with When Statements by Janice Hardy.
The Challenge With Creature Battles by Kait Nolan.
When Bad Ideas Sabotage Killer Concepts by Larry Brooks.
When To Put Grammar Aside (at least for a time) by Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty.
Five Ways to Get Your First Draft Material Out of Your Head and Onto the Page by Joanna Penn. Also, be sure to check out Joanna’s Interview with Chuck Wendig wherein he discusses horror, character and the power of metaphor.
On the Writer’s Life
Source Code: Does What You Do Matter? by Marcy Kennedy. Highly recommended, excellent post!
Can We Tell When We Are Getting “Close”? by Jami Gold – is success about to find you?
Battlesong of the Storyteller by Chuck Wendig.
Writing in the Coffee Shop by Elizabeth S. Craig.
Be sure to check out my Designing from Bones series – links are right under my picture up top.