This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Nada. Sittin’ in silence for this one. A bit scary I admit, but surprisingly, it’s going well.  :0)

Social Media and Author Websites 

Blog Post Quality and Quantity – How to Have Your Cake and Eat it Too by Stanford Smithat on Pushing Social
5 Signs You’re Having a Blog Identity Crisis & 8 Ways to Fix It by Roni Loren
Essential Twitter Hashtags for Authors, Readers and Publishing Industry Professionals by Jordan Dane on The Kill Zone 

 On the Craft

Details: Bringing Fiction to Life by K.M. Weiland on Wordplay

Three Ingredients for a Strong Scene, guest post by Becca Puglisi on So, You’re a Writer

Not All Characters Deserve to be in the Story by Mooderino on Moody Writing
5 Common Writing Blunders that Can Annoy or Bore Our Readers by Kristen Lamb
Tools for Writers Part 1 by Annie Neugebauer
Flip the Script: Use Adverbs Fearlessly by Jael McHenryat on Writer Unboxed
My Favorite Writing Advice – Trust the Story by Shelli Johnson
Rules of Storytelling, Part One by Tabitha Olsonat on Writer Musings
Going Both Ways: Outlines for Plot, Pantser for Character on The Otherside of the Story with Janice Hardy
Book Series – A Whole Other Food Group by Lynn Price

8 Tips for Unlocking the Secrets of Mystery Writing, guest post by Lisa and Laura Roecker on Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction on Advice to Writers

How Long Does it Take to Write a Book? by Ryann Kerekes on Novel Addiction

Writing: Where Less Can Be More by Jami Gold 

 Writerly Inspiration

Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers by Roger Colby

How to Use Our Weaknesses to Our Advantage by Marcy Kennedy 

 On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

Is the Stigma of Self-Publishing Finally Gone? by C.S. Lakin on Live Write Thrive

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Self-Publish by Andrew Galasetti on Duolit

7 Tips for Pitching to an Agent or Editor at a Conference by Sylvia Ney on Writing in Wonderland

Exclusivity and Free by Joe Konrathat on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
ABCs of the Content Edit on Writer…Interrupted
Painless Editing by Tonya Kappes
Edit Smartly by Stina Lindenblatt on Seeing Creative
How to Polish Your Writing Until it Shines by Stina Lindenblatt on
Why a Bad Agent is Worse than No Agent by Janet Kobobel Grant
4 Ways Agents Work for Clients at a Book Trade Show by Mary Keeley  

 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)

A ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Treat

Season 9’s Top 10 Girls

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Season 9’s Top 10 Guys
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The Entire Top 20 Dancers
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Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!


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