This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Nada. Catchin’ up on some TV shows…finally!  ;0)

Social Media and Author Websites

Would Hemingway Blog? by Kristen Lamb

5 Top Tips for a Great Author Platform by Rachel Thompson

5 Simple But Powerful Tips for Building Your Blog’s Brand on Pushing Social

Politics, Religion, Social Media & How Great Writers Change the World by Kristen Lamb


On the Craft

Anatomy of a Best-Selling Novel – Structure Part One by Kristen Lamb

Writing Craft: How the Spunky Heroine Fights by Nadine Tomlinson

What Do I Look Like, a Protagonist? Describing Your First Personal Narrator by Janice Hardy

Cliffhangers for Unscrupulous Writers on Moody Writing

Write Tighter, Write Smarter by Ash Krafton on the QueryTracker.net blog

Just Say No to Melodrama, guest post by Becca Puglisi on the Putting Words Down on Paper blog

Breakaway Body Parts: Are Your Characters’ Body Parts Acting on Their Own? by Janice Hardy

Building Deep Conflict into Novel Structure on Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing


Writerly Inspiration

Take These Broken Wings and Learn to Fly by Becca Puglisi on The Bookshelf Muse blog

Guilt-Free Creativity: Stop Kicking Yourself & Start Producing by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Meeting a Troll… by Leo Traynor


On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Writing Career by Janet Kobobel Grant on the Books & Such Literary Agency Blog

How to Give a Fair Critique by Ava Jae on Writability

If Your Are a Published Author, You Are a Public Figure – Watch What You Say in Public by Scott Eagan

Working With Our Publicist, guest post by Justine Dell on Seeing Creative

The New Adult Genre: Here to Stay This Time? by Roni Loren

Tips N Tricks: A Checklist for Self-Publishing by Susan Kaye Quinn

How Fake Reviews Hurt Everyone by Jami Gold

7 Steps to Writing an Author Business Plan by Susan Spann on the Writers in the Storm blog

What Should Newbie Writers Focus On? by Jami Gold


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:

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Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!

Melinda

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