Saturday, April 6, 2013

2 This Week for Writers 3/30-4/6



Writing Life

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service...
from Lifehacker

I'm Cory Doctorow, and This Is How I Work
from Lifehacker

Rainy Cafe Machine Plays Ambient Noise to Soothe and...
from Lifehacker

The Easy Way to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
from Time Management Ninja

My Kindergartener Teaches Me A Lesson In Productivity
from QueryTracker Blog

9 Sure-Fire Ways To Meet Your Next Writing Deadline
from Courage 2 Create

Writerly Quirks
from YA Author Elana Johnson

It's Okay to Take a Break From Writing (or Blogging)
from The Other Side of the Story

The Writing Life: Knowing When to Say No and When...
from Roni Loren, Author

Draft Is a Writing App with Serious Version and Draft...
from Lifehacker

Cloud Storage for Writers: Comparison & Caveats
from QueryTracker Blog

Control, Creative
from Ragged Feathers

Prepping for the Tax Man
from Writing and Rambling

10 Things You Think About Too Often
from Marc and Angel Hack Life

Take Nothing for Granted
from Daily Writing Tips


Craft of Writing

Why Should the Reader Care About Your Story
from The Story Template: Amy Deardon

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Storytelling...
from DavidFarland.net

Exploring Character Emotions and Your Own
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

5 Tips to Help You Make Your Deadline
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using
from LitReactor

Ten Secrets To Write Better Stories
from The Write Practice

Self-Publishing Is The Blah Blah And Floo-Dee-Doo...
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Research is Authenticity, Guest Blog by Jackie Garlick-Pynaert
from YA Muses

Character Development - Day 3: Finding the motivation...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Saggy Middles
from Taryn Writes

Avoid Clichés in Writing
from Between the Lines: Edits and Everything Else

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Storytelling...
from DavidFarland.net

Re-Visioning by Lily White LeFevre
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

Writing Fiction. What Is Urban Fantasy Anyway?
from The Creative Penn

5 Ways To Practice The Art of Double-Duty Writing
from Writers In The Storm Blog

Re-Search
from YA Muses

It’s Taxing
from Writer Unboxed

Advice for Writers at Different Stages of the Journey...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

5 Signs You Might Be a Windbag
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Writing Club Wednesday: How to effectively worldbuild...
from YA Misfits

Three Phases of Becoming a Master Author
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Learning to Let Go: A Control Freak on Publishing...
from Beyond The Margins

Living In Exclamation Points
from The Lucky 13s

How Much Detail Is Enough For Your Story?
from Writers In The Storm Blog

Quick Tip: Remember the Quiet Moments
from The Sharp Angle

Pub(lishing) Crawl: Maintaining Passion for a Story
from Susan Dennard

TTYU Retro: Translating "issues" from our world into...
from TalkToYoUniverse

How Obsessive Are You? The Reward of the Relentless...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Repairing a ‘broken’ manuscript
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent

Learning to Love Research
from YA Muses

Crafting an Epic – Part 3
from Get Me Writing

Developing Characters: An Interview with Novelist...
from A Way With Words Writing

Crafting your #amwriting by Susan Gottfried
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

The Push/Pull/Lock of an Effective Opening
from The Sharp Angle

Notes From a Desk (2): Respecting Your Process
from Writer Unboxed

Here's the "Skinny" on How to Trim the Fat From Your...
from Pen & Pro$per

90 Writing Tools in a Single Post
from GalleyCat

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Interview...
from DavidFarland.net

Fuck The Straight Line: How Story Rebels Against Expectation
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Don't Be An Information Dumper! Guest Post by Don...
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Why You Should Join a Critique Group
from Men with Pens

Editing Workshop Part 4: Boost Your Line Editing Skills
from Word Café

Rewriting
from Karen Woodward

Killing Your Darlings is Not Enough
from Writer Unboxed

Weak and Strong?
from Patricia C. Wrede's Blog

Entering Writing Competitions? Here Are Six Quick...
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

Let Your Characters Live and Breathe
from The Kill Zone

A Quick Word About Editing
from Operation Awesome

How to Write Real Villains
from There And Draft Again

Physical Attributes Entry: Faces
from The Bookshelf Muse


Getting Published

So You Want to Find an Agent?

from Writer Unboxed

Answers to 13 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Literary...
from WritersDigest.com

Query in box, what will you bring me today? post from...
from Bent on Books

Choosing Your Pub Path
from The Daily Dahlia

Some Pub-Related FAQs
from The Daily Dahlia

A Mock 15-Minute Meeting at a Conference: Follow Along
from Books & Such Literary Agency

A Writer’s Guide to Types of Publishing Companies
from Writing Forward

Agent Tales: They Might Even Be A Rockstar
from Fizzygrrl

Indie & Agent Partners: Thought 1
from Pub Rants

Cart Before the Horse in Queries
from Kidlit

BRING ON THE AGENTS! Erin Murphy, Sarah Davies, Alexander...
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

Ask The Agent: A Review of When to Query Agents
from LitReactor

New Agent Alert: David Haviland of the Andrew Lownie...
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Agent Advice: Kristina Holmes of The Holmes Agency
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to 


Inspiration and Smiles


Finding Fresh Ideas
from YA Stands

Five Years of Miss Snark's First Victim
from Miss Snark's First Victim

How a Book is Made by Lauren Oliver
from Reading Teen

Brainstorming at the Spa: A Unique Italian Retreat...
from Publishing Perspectives

Travel the World with Free Children’s Books
from GalleyCat

A to Z Challenge Day #1, (Pixar #6)
from Ink in the Book

When You Want to Quit Writing
from The Write Practice



Networking and Promotion


Is Your Author Website Working for You or Against...
from Wise, Ink.

Book Promotion Strategies That Actually Worked
from GalleyCat

How to Choose the Right Conference
from DIY MFA

Be A Successful Author: 3 Book Marketing Strategies...
from Write to Done

The Changing Nature of Blogging for Fiction Writers
from Author, Jody Hedlund

The Publishing Industry Owes You Nothing
from Bookalicious.org

Successful Author Presence—Do You Have It?
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

How Not to Network — A Guide for the Pushy and Clueless
from Make A Living Writing

Social Media for Writers: Be Social
from Foreword Literary

Book Marketing: 9 Activities to Boost Your Author...
from The Creative Penn

Readers, Writers, and Pressing the Flesh
from Blood-Red Pencil

Making Your Online Marketing Work: Sharpen Your Focus...
from Copyblogger

Author Visits that Impress and Inspire
from Blood-Red Pencil

The Art of Asking... people to buy my books
from Pretentious Title

Does Your Platform Represent The Complexity Of Your...
from Writer Unboxed

A Surprisingly Satisfying Alternative to Self-promotion
from Goins, Writer



Publishing and Book News

European Commission Approves Penguin Random House...
from GalleyCat

The Night Shade Writers of America
from Brillig

Stage and Page: The Relationship Between TED Talks...
from Omnivoracious

Should Amazon Change Its Kindle Book Return Policy?
from GalleyCat

Judge Rules Against Marketplace for Used Digital Music
from GalleyCat

A Pile of News
from Maggie Stiefvater

A Post-Bologna Post from Molly
from Bent on Books

The “Amazon Is Bad For Authors” Meme
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Penguin Announces Big Changes in Library eBook Availability
from LitReactor

Amazon To Buy Goodreads
from GalleyCat

Barnes and Noble and Simon and Schuster Go to War,...
from Writerswrite.com's Writer's Blog

Random House Signs 17 Year-Old Welsh Student
from LitReactor

Colombia Pictures Acquires ‘Seeker’ by Arwen Elys...
from GalleyCat

Melville House Opens Publishing Company in London
from GalleyCat

Ally Condie Lands Deal for Two New Novels
from GalleyCat

Philip Pullman to be Society of Authors' new president
from Books: Publishing | guardian.co.uk

Readium Foundation Unites Int’l Parters to Develop...
from Publishing Perspectives

Bologna Recap: Are Teens “Snapping Back” to Print?
from Publishing Perspectives

Simon & Schuster to Share Piracy Data with Authors...
from LitReactor

Paper Lantern Lit UPDATE
from Bookshelvers Anonymous

Bologna Book Fair 2013: The "Before" Post
from between the pages


Story Elements

Digging the Well
from YA Muses

8 Tips for Awesome Dialogue
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

A Clever Way To Give A Story Hidden Depth
from Procrastinating Writers

Differentiating Through Dialogue
from MOODY WRITING

Les Edgerton Shows How to Write Amazing Dialogue–Part...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Choosing Character
from MOODY WRITING

My view of viewpoint
from Patricia C. Wrede's Blog

Communication Breakdown
from The Bookshelf Muse

Character Development - Day 1: What brought them together
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Monday Pep Rally: To Worldbuild Or Not To Worldbuild?
from YA Misfits

Character Development - Day 2: Conflict, or what is...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

The 9 Ingredients of Character Development
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Imperfect Dialogue: Making Characters Sound Real
from Fiction Notes

Lost In Transitions
from MOODY WRITING

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Flashy Flashbacks!
from DavidFarland.net

Combining Two Worlds: Compare and Contrast
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

How do you take YOUR heroes?
from Sonia Gensler

Notes from Both Sides of the Desk: Pacing
from The Sharp Angle

Creating the Underworld: Defy the Clichés
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

TTYU Retro: Deep Worldbuilding and POV Preparation...
from TalkToYoUniverse


Story Structure

5 Ways First Pages Go Wrong
from Fiction Notes

Make Your Scenes Work Harder
from YA Author Elana Johnson

How to Write a Great Scene
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

Ink or keyboard? When a computer-loving writer prefers...
from Nail Your Novel

Sagging Middle-- dropped plot?
from edittorrent

Why Bother Grasping Plot Concepts?
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

Goals for You and for Your Characters
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

Save the Cat Beat Sheet Cheat Spreadsheet
from Blood-Red Pencil


YA Books and Giveaways

New Voice: Joe Lawlor on Bully.com
from Cynsations

Freebie Friday: Enter to Win A Box Set of The Infernal...
from Mundie Moms

Naturals Blog Tour: Author Guest Post / Giveaway
from Mundie Moms

NAMELESS Release Day!
from Ragged Feathers

Lauren Bjorkman Shares the Bucket Lists of Erin, Linny,...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

ARC Giveaway!
from The Story Siren

Book Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott
from Mundie Moms

New Voice: Nicole McInnes on Brianna on the Brink
from Cynsations

The Best Fantasy Trilogy I Almost Didn't Read
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

Quick-Fire Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry
from Reading Teen

Giveaway of The Taker and The Reckoning by Alama Katsu
from Reading Teen

April 2013 YA / MG Releases
from Mundie Moms

CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!
from YA Confidential

The Wish List (1)
from WORD for Teens

The #TakenWithTAKEN Contest
from Erin Bowman

Prophecy Girl Release Day + contest!
from Bookalicious

Review — The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie...
from Bookalicious.org

Writer, Writer, Pants on Kindle Fire Giveaway Continues!
from Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

[Review] In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
from Reading Teen


Other Weekly Roundups

The Publishing Pulse: April 5th, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

Field Trip Friday: April 5, 2013
from YA Highway

This Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 4/5/2013
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder


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  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing. Just save as favorite.

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