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Friday
Aug192011

Fill-Me-In Friday

 

Howdy, y'all! : ) I feel like I haven't talked to you guys all week with all the awesome guest posts. Hope you enjoyed them.
All right, now it's time for the weekly links round up where I fill you in on what you may have missed and you can feel free to fill me in via the comments on your favorite post of the week. 
A few of you have asked me how I find the posts that I put up here--i.e. when do I find time to go through my google reader when we all are suffering from blog overload. Well, to be honest, it's as simple as this--I pretty much only read blogs these days that I see links to via Twitter
I rarely have time to go through my reader lately, so I'm left with "bright, shiny link" method. Meaning, as I see post titles pop up on Twitter, I go--ooh, that sounds cool, and click over. Then when I come across ones that I want to share with you guys I use my Feedly toolbar to click "save for later". Then at the end of the week, I have this nice page I can go to that has a list of all the ones I've saved. If you're not using Feedly, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, on to the links!

 

On Writing: 


What Does Your Author Bio Say About You? by Jami Gold

10 Twitter Hashtags for Writers at Publishing Talk

Why Query Letters Matter by Tawna Fenske (I so agree with this)

Are You Wasting Your Time Trying to Get Published? by Jane Friedman of Writer's Digest

Why Every Author Needs to Know About Cover Design--Even If You're Not Self-Publishing at BubbleCow

Eve Berlin on Research and Writing Sex via Genreality

How To Get an MFA in Five Steps at Glass Cases (I don't totally agree with everything she says--particularly that you can't learn anything you don't know about writing from reading non-literary books. But there are some good tips in there otherwise.)

Building a Facebook Fan Page by Ebook Endeavors  (cool tip on how to create a welcome screen for your fan page)

On the Author Blog:

 

So those are some of my favorites of the week, what were some of yours? And how do you decide which blogs to read? Do you use a reader, email subscriptions, bright-and-shiny Twitter method? I'm curious to know.




Hope y'all have a great weekend!


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Friday
Aug122011

Fill-Me-In Friday

 

Hope everyone had a good week! 
Here are my favorite links of the week...
On writing:
Authors,It's Really Okay to Keep Your Money (on how to spend promotion money) by Lisa Schroeder
What You Missed on the Author Blog:


 
 
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! What was your favorite link of the week--your turn to fill me in?

 

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Friday
Aug052011

Fill-Me-In Friday

 

Hope everyone has had a lovely week. Mine has been a bit stressful, so I'm happy the weekend is almost here. And to give you some reading material for the next few days, here are my favorite links of the week.
On writing:
The New Author Platform: What You Need to Know on The Book Deal - Really great information on how authors need approach their platform.
Just Your Average Crazy Writer: Writing For Writing's Sake--How I Missed This by Rhonda Stapleton -- great reminder of what we need to focus on
And if you've never heard them, check out Heinlein's Rules For Writing


What You Missed on the Author Blog:


Alright, that's it for now. Hope you all have a great weekend!  Are there any kickass links I missed that you'd like to fill me in on?

 

 

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Friday
Jul292011

Fill-Me-In Friday

 

Whew, it's been a busy week. I think for the first time I've felt like a "working" writer, meaning this week I felt like I was working a job. Not that I wasn't enjoying what I was doing--there was just a big to-do list to check off instead of just sitting in my office and writing stories.
Okay, so first before we get to the link roundup, I do want to let y'all know that I'm one of the authors who has been interviewed over at Writer Unboxed for Lydia Sharp's post: Orange Rinds and Apple Peels - Finding Comfort in Your Own Skin with regards to social networking. So I hope ya'll will check it out. :)
Now on to the links of the week...
On writing:
The Unproductive Writer's Guide to Success by Michael Hyatt -- I LOVE this. Rachelle Gardner tweeted this today saying it was a lightbulb moment for her--and it was for me as well.
A Debut Author's Take on Self-Publishing over at Regency Seductions -- Great thoughts on why you shouldn't just assume you're going to make all this money going into self-pubbing.
Build Diversity in Your Online Presence with Jane Friedman --complete with the graphic below, which makes my head hurt
20 Most Awe-Inspiring Writer's Rooms by Bachelors Degrees Online
Book Addict Patti Discusses Why Some Book Bloggers Are Reluctant to Post Reviews on Amazon - I had no idea these things were issues.
Kinda Funny Frankly:
Foo Fighters vs. Glee - found this via Chuck Wendig. I'm a big Foo Fighters fan. And though I enjoy Glee, this made me laugh.
What You Missed on the Author Blog:
(lots of great comments on this one too)

And remember, today's the last day to enter my MEGA AWESOME BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Alright, that's it for now. Hope you all have a great weekend!  Are there any kickass links I missed that you'd like to fill me in on?

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Friday
Jul152011

Fill-Me-In Friday

 


It's time again for our new feature where I try to find some of the best links of the week you may have missed and pass them along to you.

 

On the Web...

The Trials and Tribulations of the Modern Day Writer by Chuck Wendig including such advice as "Write More, Word Slave" and why writers needs to be like Great White Honeysharks. (See, don't you want to know what that is now?)

Ten Suggestions For Authors on Twitter from the perspective of a reader by May over at Smexy Books - Love to hear what readers hope to see from authors on Twitter

Writers and Doubt (and why it's a good thing) by James Scott Bell at The Kill Zone

The Importance of Knowing and Writing for our Target Readers by Jody Hedlund

What Readers Won't Miss About Corporate Publishers by Anne R. Allen - Now, I'm not one who thinks the big publishers are just going to collapse into oblivion anytime soon. I think the whole industry is changing and with that comes some good things and some bad things. But what I like about Anne's post is the point that with the boom in self-publishing, genres that are considered "out of style" will have a chance again. Anne selects the top genres she looks forward to seeing making a comeback.

Ellora's Cave (one of the biggest digital-first publishers of erotic romance) is planning to launch a line for men. This is super fascinating to me because I'm always so interested in how the male and female minds work differently. The comments from guys on the post were pretty insightful too. I'll be interested to see if this line is successful and will definitely pick up a few of the books once they come out to see how they differ from the female-centric stories.

Creative Kryptonite and the Death of Productivity by Jonathan Fields - What all this multi-tasking, tweeting, facebooking, emailing is doing to our brains and how it can hurt our ability to create.

What You Missed on the Author Blog...

 

(my response to a comment on my post on Wednesday about writing fast to build a career)
*and then in response to THAT post, Geoffrey Young Haney responded in his own post

So thoughts on any of these? And it's your turn to fill ME in, what are some of your favorite links from the week? Have a great weekend!

 


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