This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Love Bites (So Do I) by Halestorm

Social Media and Author Websites

 Branding: Know Thy Audience by Jean Oram

Facebook vs. Twitter: Where the Readers Are by Roni Loren

How to Be a Good Commenter by John Scalzi

How “Personal” Should Writers Get on Social Media? by Kristen Lamb

Blogs vs. Vlogs by Michelle Gagnon on The Kill Zone

7 Ways Twitter Sharpens Your Writing by David Masters on Write to Done


 On the Craft

Black Swan – The Trick to Inner and Outer Demons by Kristen Lamb

Breaking Story Structure by Mark Landen

Writing a Novel: Focus on Premise from the Writer’s Digest blog

Dialogue Clinic on Moody Writing

Start Me Up: Planning and Writing a First Draft by Janice Hardy

Writing Historical Paranormal – Double Your Worlds, Double Your Fun! by Lisa Kessler on the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranomal Chapter of RWA’s blog

Throwing It Away and Starting Over by C. Hope Clark

Texture: Using Details to Make Your World Unique by Nephele on The Knight Agency blog

Five Key Ways to Make Your Characters Memorable by Jordan Dane on The Kill Zone

7 Tricks to Add Variety to Your Dialogue by Marcy Kennedy


 Writerly Inspiration
Why Does Fear Exist? by Marcy Kennedy
5 Tips to Overcome Fear of Rejection by Lori Freeland on Novel Rocket
I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again by PJ Parrish on The Kill Zone


 On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…
 How NOT to Pitch by Marji Laine

The High Bar of Finding an Agent or Publisher by Jami Gold

New Adult by Meredith Barnes

The Paid Reviews Scandal and What It Means for the Future by James Scott Bell on The Kill Zone

The Editor Will See You Now: Harper Voyager to Accept Unagented Manuscripts by Kimberly Turner on Lit Reactor


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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Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!

Melinda

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