This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Nada this week…been caught up the new season of So You Think You Can Dance! 🙂

Social Media and Author Websites

I Bring You…A Gift – A New Era for the Digital Age Artist by Kristen Lamb <—Go read and join the WANA Tribe! My 10 Commandments of Blogging by Tanya Dennis on Writer Interrupted with Gina Conroy


On the Craft

To Be a Good Writer, You MUST Read by Shelli Johnson

Video Games: Why Can Writers Learn from Them? by Natasha McNeely

Four-Step Writing Ritual by Adriana Ryan

Guest Author Diana Peterfruend: First Impressions on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy

Writing About Painful Memories by Julie Musil

Passive vs. Active Voice – A Little Grammar for Tuesday by Scott Eagan

7 Things that Will Doom Your Novel (& How to Avoid Them) by James Scott Bell on the Writer’s Digest blog

The Secret to Writing? by Chuck Wendig


Writerly Inspiration 

Finding Balance: Don’t Miss Our on Your Own Life by Shelli Johnson

Writer’s Doubt: 3 Symptoms & 4 Treatments by Shannon on Duolit


On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

The Importance of Staying Flexible in a Changing Industry by Jody Hedlund

Do Book Trailers Sell Books by Lynette Labelle

Five Steps towards Making Peace with Criticism on Write to Done

The Ultimate Guide to Pitch Writing by Jami Gold

Is Now Really the Best Time Ever for Writers? by Marcy Kennedy

How to Influence Editors in a Way that 90% of Other Writers Don’t, guest post by Jane Friend on Rachelle Gardner’s blog


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)


This week on the blog: 

 Scenes: To Kill or Not to Kill…That is the Question

Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!

Melinda

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