Friday, January 20, 2012

7 This Week for Writers 1/20/12: Our Favorite Articles and Blog Posts

Thanks to the Miami conference and a brand, shiny new upper respiratory infection that has kicked me on my a$$, I am late to the show with this week's Round-up. And the fact that it exists at all is 100% thanks to the brilliant, lovely Clara Kensie, who has been keeping us afloat these past weeks. Please give her a big hand, everyone. She rocks. As soon as the antibiotics fully kick in, I'll be back to give her a hand. Meanwhile, here's what we've got for the week. Enjoy!

Call for Help

Donna's Dream House is a holiday home for children and teenagers with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, situated in the heart of Blackpool, UK. Run by volunteers, it has hosted and helped hundreds of families. Until just before Christmas, when arsonists broke into the Dream House, stole essential computer equipment, and started a fire that damaged the building so badly, it may have to be rebuilt completely. More importantly, the fire destroyed many personal items and mementoes.

The Dream House had to cancel Christmas for the families that were set to stay there over the holidays. The Write Dreams blog wants to help give them a flying restart in 2012. They are auctioning off critiques, books (including some rare UK ARCs) and other goodies.

New DIYMFA Feature

Gabriela Pereira is offering a new feature on the DIY MFA blog. The idea is to provide writers with all the basic legal information they need to know so they can make smart choices and ask the right questions when seeking legal advice. The series started this week with an intro post and continues Wednesday and Friday (MWF for the following two weeks as well).

Craft of Writing


Issues, News, Trends, and Congratulations

Self-Publishing, Book Promotion, and Author Marketing

To Market

Other Weekly Round-Ups:
Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Clara and Martina


  1. Since I'm done creating my round-up, I'm going to find time to read this one.

  2. Yay for another awesome list of links. I'm off to check them out! Thanks so much.

  3. Lots and lots of goodies - thanks!

    Hope everyone is feeling back to normal soon - you've had a heck of a time with it! Sending healing wishes your way *hugs*

  4. These link posts are the cyber version of the maps to the stars home you can grab in Hollywood.

  5. Thanks so much for including my post. I love these roundups and always find valubale nuggests that often get overlooked during the week. Thanks!

  6. Wow, thanks everyone! Finding time for Favorite Articles every day is a challenge, but your 'thank you' comments make it all worth it. I'm so glad you find the links useful.


  7. As I get busier and busier, I appreciate you guys more and more. THANK YOU for doing all this work and putting the best stuff together. :)



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