This Week in Favs…

The Winner of a E-Book copy of NORMALISH by Margaret Lesh is *drumroll*………….
Sharon Ledwith!!!!!!
Congratulations, Sharon Ledwith! *throws confetti*
Please shoot me an email and MelindaCollins82@hotmail.com, and I’ll ensure your info is sent over to Susan Sipal with Euterpe (Musa Publishing). You’ll receive your e-book copy of NORMALISH upon it’s release on October 5th!

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Now, onto this week’s weekly round-up of writerly blogs!

Playing on the Zune: Madness by Muse <—I’m super-excited for Muse’s new album to come out at the end of the month!  :0)

Social Media and Author Websites

How to Write an Author Bio When You Don’t Feel Like an Author…Yet by Anne R. Allen

How Much Are We Responsible for our Guest Posters? by Jami Gold

Is Your Website at Risk from Hackers? 8 Ways to Protect Your Blog by Marcy Kennedy

Social Media Fitness for Authors: Happy Findings by August McLaughlin

Why Write Blog Posts Consistently? by Ava Jae on Writability


On the Craft

Writing Advice May Lead to Blindness by Amber West on A Day Without Sushi

Little Darlings & Why They Must Die…for REAL by Kristen Lamb

Without Delay by Donald Maass on Writer Unboxed

Keeping it Fresh by Alexis Morgan on RWA: Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter blog

Building Suspense: Meeting Readers in the Middle, guest post by Donna Galanti on The Bookshelf Muse blog

Words for Your Writing Toolbox: Get Rid of “Get” by Sharla Rae on the Writers In The Storm Blog


Writerly Inspiration

Writing Saved My Life by Tina Moss

Ugh, What Do I Write About? The Struggle for Ideas by Janice Hardy

10 Excuses for Not Writing – and How to Smash Them by K.M. Weiland on Wordplay

For Writers. On Towards THE END by Amy K. Sorrel


On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

How to Be a Writer: 201 Compelling Tips by Mary Jaksch on Write to Done

Small Publishers: Tips for Success – Guest: Musa Publishing on Jami Gold’s blog

How a Traditional Publisher Could Harm a Writer’s Career by Mark Coker on The Digital Reader

Sue Quinn: It’s a Great Day to Be a Writer on The Bookshelf Muse blog

How Do You Make a Living as a Novelist? by Randy Ingermanson

Revising to Raise the Stakes, guest post  by Aimee Salter on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy

Mythbusting – Three Lies That Could Sabotage Your Writing Success by Kristen Lamb

Big-6 Publisher Jumps on the Indie Bandwagon by Alan Rinzler

Writing With Passion and Purpose by Joanna Penn on The Creative Penn

How to Meet Your Writing Deadlines (Every Time) by Krissy Brady on Write It Sideways


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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