This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Peace of Mind by Boston

Social Media and Author Websites


Is Blogging Important for Novelists Considering Self-Publishing? by Jody Hedlund

Should All Authors Blog? by Rachelle Gardner


On the Craft

Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Master Your Craft by Rachelle Gardner

Technical Tuesday Writing Tips Presents Outlining: Characters, Creating the Protagonist, Hir or Her Character Sketch and Backstory by Kim Cox

Add a Pinch – or a Pound – of Poetry to Your Prose by Janice Hardy

ABC’s of Writing – (L)ayering Adds Depth by Scott Eagan

9 Tips for Creating a Compelling Novel by Jody Hedlund
 
Structure Part 8 – Balancing the Scenes that Make Up Your Novel by Kristen Lamb
 
My Favorite Points of View – Guest Post by Bill Hopkins on Mystery Writing is Murder
 
When Not to Use Your Antagonist’s POV by K.M. Weiland
 
Always Write Terrible First Drafts by Carolyn Kaufman
 
Write Romance? Get Your Beat Sheet Here! by Jami Gold
 
How to Write Dialogue Unique to Your Characters by Marcy Kennedy


Writerly Inspiration

If You Write What You Know, Where Do You Get Ideas? by Roz Morris
 
9 Reasons to Quit Writing by Rachelle Gardner
 
Beginning at the End by Biljana Likic
 
21 Unexpected Places to Find Your Writer’s Muse on Write to Done


On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

Some Things I Didn’t Know About Self-Publishing by Mhairi Simpson

Getting Your Book Noticed in Today’s Changing Marketplace by Stina Lendenblatt

Field Report From the E-Book Revolution #2 by James Scott Bell

Reason Why Your Non-Writer Friends Think You’re Crazy by Veronica Roth

About Copywriting Ideas and Titles on The Behler Blog
 
Should Authors Stalk Review Sites? by Jody Hedlund
 
Adventures in Editing: A Tale of Wonderment by Lydia Sharp
 
Do Publishers Need to Offer More Value to Authors? by Jane Friedman


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:







Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!

Melinda

C'mon! Don't Be Shy ... Talk to Me!