This Week in Favs

Playing on the Zune: Survival by Muse <—The official song of the 2012 Summer Olympics

It’s a special post this week ‘cause we’ve got not 5, not 10, but 22 craft links this week!!! :0)


Social Media and Author Websites

One Reason Your Posts Aren’t Getting Any Comments by Stanford Smithat on Pushing Social

Five Common Mistakes that Bloggers Make – and How to Fix Them on Write to Done
 
Online Presence – Is It Necessary? by Lynn Price on The Behler Blog


On the Craft

Choosing Your Point of View, guest post by Janice Hardy on Writing from Dark Places

Using Dialogue Tags and Punctuation Properly by Carolyn Kaufman on QueryTracker.net
 
Tips for Fledgling Writers, guest post by Becca Puglisi on The Thinker
 
All in the Details by Stina Lindenblatt on Seeing Creative
 
I Have a Message for Ms. Reader: Are You Telegraphing Your Plot? on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy
 
Helpful Books for the Writing Process by Michelle Ule on Books & Such Literary Agency blog
 
3 Tips for Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes by Jami Gold
 
Don’t Cheat the Reader by Sally Apokedak on Novel Rocket
 
How to Infuse Your Writing with Nostalgia by Frank Angelone on Copyblogger
 
The Secrets Behind Buried Dialogue: Part One and Part Two by Lynette Labelle
 
Crafting Multi-Layered Characters by Marissa Graff on Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing
 
Writing Futuristic Fiction in (What Feels Like) a Science Fiction World by Imogen Howson on Pub(lishing) Crawl
 
How to Spot Mary Sue in Your Writing by Ava Jae
 
Taking the Road Less Taken (With Your Characters), guest post by Kristen Callihan on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy
 
The Ending Debate: Make Mine Hopeful by Marcy Kennedy
 
Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy by Fae Rowen on The Writers In the Storm Blog
 
25 Things You Should Know About Writing Sex by Chuck Wendig
 
Writing Craft: Action vs. Active Openings to Grab Attention by Kristin Nelson
 
Writing Craft: Mechanics vs. Spark by Kristin Nelson on Pub Rants
 
Writing Craft: Breaking the Rule: Show Don’t Tell by Kristin Nelson on Pub Rants
 
Give Characters Interesting Anecdotes by Mooderino on Moody Writing


Writerly Inspiration

16 Tips on How to Survive and Thrive as a Writer by C.S. Lakin on Live Write Thrive
 
No One Best Way, guest post by Jason Ridler on Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White <—This one knocked my fuzzy-cozy-socks off! A MUST READ!


On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

Writers: Start Acting Like Professionals by Ava Jae
 
You Are Your Own Gatekeeper by Kathryn Lilley on The Kill Zone
 
How to Tackle Critique Notes by Carleen Brice on Writer Unboxed
 
The Blurb: Writing a Creative Blurb for your Back Cover by Stephannie Beman on Self-Published Author’s Lounge




Other Round-Ups

The Author Chronicles’ Top Picks Thursday

Stina Lindenblatt’s Cool Links Friday

Roni Loren’s Fill-Me-In Friday

Elizabeth S. Craig’s Twitterific (compilation of all the writing links she’s shared this week – updated on Sundays)


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*Bonus* A new Simon’s Cat cartoon: ‘Tongue Tied’

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Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!

Melinda

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