Writing Blog Treasures 11~24

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 Cate Russell-Cole: NaNoWriMo Next Steps: Bringing Books to Life.

From Alexandra Sokoloff: Best Writing Advice.

On Publishing

Ether for Authors: Can We See You? by Porter Anderson. Also from Porter: Extra Ether: Tim Ferris’ 4-Hour Banning.

What the Music Industry Can Teach Us About the Publishing World: Part 1 // Part 2 by Jess Witkins. Excellent, in-depth posts!

The New World of Publishing: Some Perspective on 2012 by Dean Wesley Smith.

On Aspects of Publishing

Does Your Ebook Cover Hit the Right Buttons? A Checklist by Laura Pepper Wu. Extra resources provided at the end of this post.

How to Get People to Pay Attention to Your Stuff and Buy From You by Johnny B. Truant.

Writing a Business Plan: Defining Your Target Market by Mhairi Simpson.

Why Non-Writers Give the Best Critiques by K.M. Weiland.

On Social Media

5 Tips for Getting More Likes and Participation on Your Facebook Author Page by Lindsey Buroker.

Facebook Pages vs. Profiles for Authors by Nathan Bransford.

Using Facebook to Increase Ebook Sales by Lexy Ryan.

Give Thanks for Goodreads! by Tamara Ward.

6 Ways to Promote Your Book as a Holiday Gift by Build Book Buzz.

On Blogging/Technology

The Best Reason to Blog – Part 3 by Jami Gold.

The Holy Trinity of Abundant Blog Traffic by Joel Friedlander.

10 Things I am Thankful For as an Author (With Resources) by Laura Pepper Wu. And folks, “with Resources” is a gift basket of great tools, guides and programs covering most of what one needs for “platform.” Excellent Resource – Highly Recommended!

Writing and Publishing Using Scrivener ~ Joanna Penn interviews Gwen Hernandez.

From Digital Inspiration: SEO Tip for Blogs ~ Don’t Waste the PageRank // How to Embed YouTube as an Audio Player.

On Writing Craft

The Point of a Scene: Thinking In Concepts by Jami Gold.

What if…3 Ways Game Books Teach Us How to Tell Terrific Stories by Roz Morris.

From Gabriela Pereira: Four Steps to a Winning Query // Writer Under Deadline: Add Speed to Your Writing.

5 Tips for Developing Supporting Characters by Nancy Parker.

On Writing “Real” Characters by Ava Jae.

Writing the Heart of Your Story by C.S. Lakin.

How to Write Laughworthy Stories by Sally Harris.

Increasing Your Book’s Momentum by Editor Laura Carlson via the Bookshelf Muse.

Reading Your Work: Pre and Post Editing by The Edit Dude.

Defining the Target Audience for Your Fiction by Randy Ingermanson.

On the Writer’s Life

A Cautionary Tale by Elizabeth Anne Mitchell. Short, powerful – Must Read for Writers!

Food Anxiety and Disordered Eating: Holiday Survival Strategies by August McLaughlin.

The Common Traits of the Successful Writer by Bob Mayer.

Failing vs. Quitting (Or “Your Lack of Self-Confidence is Neither Interesting, Nor Unique”) by Chuck Wendig.

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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7 Responses to Writing Blog Treasures 11~24

  1. Lots of great writing posts this week, Gene. Good thing I have an extra large much of spiced tea with eggnog. I’m going to need it to get through these. Let the reading commence! Thanks for always bringing us the best of the web. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

  2. Thank you for the link, Gene! As always, a great list of posts to help with the craft.

  3. Chock-full of good stuff. Thank you for gathering these varied and excellent links for us again.

  4. As always, some terrific finds. Thanks bunches, Gene!

  5. Thanks for the fabulous mashup and for including my link. You rock, Gene! Hope you and yours had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend. 🙂

  6. Cate Russell-Cole says:

    Gene, thank you for listing my post. I’ve only just had time to go back over what I have missed. Cheers!

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