Welcome to Writing Blog Treasures! Here you’ll find the best of the blogsphere from the past week. Grab your coffee, sit back and above all – enjoy *smile*
What is Creative Success?
Measuring success as a writer (or as any artist) is a challenge because there’s no cut-and-dry scale for creative output. Yes, you can measure your creative success in word count, completed drafts or number of publications, but a lot of creative progress is too subjective to be measured in such quantitative terms. Measuring Success.
Ether for Authors: Booking the Future by Porter Anderson.
How to Get Started Selling Fiction in 2013 by Dean Wesley Smith (New World of Publishing).
On Aspects of Publishing
The Why, What, Who and How of Metadata: 13 Tips for Publishers by Renee Register.
The Other Metadata Identifier You Need to Know by Laura Dawson.
How You Can Sell More Books at Christmas by Lindsay Buroker.
How to Storyboard a Book for Marketing Purposes by Bob Mayer.
Ghosts of Writers Future by Kristine Rusch. Estate planning for writers – Highly Recommended!
On Social Media
#Hashtags Galore on Writer Wednesday with Stacy Green. Stacy provides a group of excellent tools in this post that you’ll want to peruse and use.
How Can We Brag Without It KILLING Our On-Line Credibility by Kristen Lamb.
Goodreads Ad Campaigns…Should You Take the Plunge? by Monica Davis.
A Community Means Getting a Response by Joel Friedlander.
The Best Reason to Blog – Part Three by Jami Gold.
Building a Website Using WordPress by Ansha Kotyk.
Creating Blog Posts & Promo Materials With Piktochart by Laura Pepper Wu.
Writerly Uses for Excel – The Power of Form and Function by Jenny Hansen.
On Writing Craft
The Point of a Scene: Thinking in Concepts by Jami Gold. Top Read! Or, maybe I should call the next one, also by Jami, the Top Read – you decide: Actions & Reactions: The End-All-Be-All of Storytelling.
You’ve Finished NaNoWriMo: Now What? by Janice Hardy. Great advice!
Writing A Book: What Happens After the First Draft? by Joanna Penn.
Writing Characters that Evoke Reader Compassion by Geoff Wyss for Glimmer Train.
Character Development: Make Them Angry by Ava Jae.
Plot Fixer: Plots that Rely on Coincidence and Contrivance by Kara Lennox.
The Final Battle: Elements of Act Three by Alexandra Sokoloff.
What’s the Difference Between Conflict and Tension? by K.M. Weiland.
The Secret to a Successful Concept by Larry Brooks.
“Couponing” For Authors by J.L. Greger. Awesome concept!
On the Writer’s Life
Writing Rewards by Gabriela Pereira. Excellent Post!
Trust In Your Ability to Tell a Story by Elizabeth S. Craig.
How to Write When You Don’t Want To by Ava Jae.
Writing Research: A Pain or a Gain? by Jami Gold.
How to Survive a Critique by Marcy Kennedy.
What Are You Missing Out On? by Lisa Hall-Wilson.
An Exercise in Shutting Up the Inner Critic by Lyn Midnight.