Link Feast Vol. 1

Writing blogs are a great way to learn about the craft and marketing our work. Enjoy the posts I’ve hoarded, some older, some recent.

 

On Writing

Larry Brooks gives analogies for each of the Six Core Competencies that a good writer must master.

Agent Rachelle Gardner explains what is a High Concept book idea.

Chuck Wendig and 25 Things Writers Should Know About Theme.

Super agent Donald Maas speaks about warming up to a characer.

Save your book’s sagging middle and blow up sh*t.

How To Make Small Time Blocks Work For You?

Succesful freelance writer Carol Tice busts common fears: 10 Reasons Why You Can’t Make Living Writing.

Fill Your Creative Well by Joy Held at Writer Wellness.

10 Signs You’re Not In The Zone by Elspeth Antonelli

Publisher Michael Hyatt shows how he uses Evernote to manage his writing and life. Index of 12 how to articles.

Jenny Hansen recommends great writing books.

 

Your Author Platform

What’s Your Niche As A Writer?

How is book promotion like sex? The player might get laid once but the nice guy/gal could get a relationship.

50 Simple Ways To Build Your Platform, 5 minutes A Day.

 

Social Media

“Blogging is a demo tape of our artist’s voice.” -Kristen Lamb

Take a trip back in time machine with Kristen Lamb to get More Blogging Cowbell.

How To Write A Blog Post in 70 Minutes Or Less by Michael Hyatt.

Strategic Tweeting For Writers by Alan Rinzler

Why Internet Is a Trap? And how sci-fi author Juliette Wade deals with it.

 

Collected Wisdom

Gene Lempp’s marvelous Blog Treasures (March 24) Varied selection of excellent links.

Twitterific (March 25) by Elizabeth S. Craig. Lots of great links. Take a look at the listed blog titles. I’ve learned something about writing magnetic headlines by writing down the ones that grabbed my attention.

Writing on the Ether (March 15) & (March 22) by Porter Anderson. The place to go for publishing news.

 

Fun Stuff

Jenny Hansen spills the beans on her family’s almost X-rated garage sale.

Beautiful photos of magical places in Pinterest.

No self-respecting mash-up is perfect without a dash of Monty Python. The Black Knight.

Heartthrob Candy. Yum, beefcake 😉

30 Comments

  1. Coleen Patrick
    Mar 29, 2012

    Looks awesome–congrats!
    Great links too, and quite a few I haven’t seen-thanks 🙂

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks Coleen. I’m glad I was able to provide something new. I tried to post stuff from a little less known writing sites.

  2. Lynn Kelley
    Mar 29, 2012

    Congratulations on your first blog post, Reetta! This is a great mashup. Well done! I need to check out some of these, especially the one on How to Write a Blog Post in 70 Minutes or Less!

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks Lynn. I could use the faster blogging advice too.

  3. Pat O'Dea Rosen
    Mar 29, 2012

    Reatta,
    Your first post makes my 45th look shabby. The blog is slick but warm and inviting, and the links you provided are fabulous. Congrats on your debut.

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks a lot Pat. And you’re posts are hardly shabby! I’m taking lessons from you for writing actual story posts. A mashup was a safe starting point.

  4. Kecia Adams
    Mar 29, 2012

    It really looks lovely and thanks for your stash of the good stuff. 🙂 nice to have a mash up that hits all the high notes! Loved the man candy. Best for last…

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks Kecia. I’m glad you liked the man candy. I’ll have to make it a regular feature 😉

  5. Lynette M Burrows
    Mar 29, 2012

    What a beautiful blog. Love the layout and design. And wow, what a terrific list of links. Congrats! You’re on your way!

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      I really appreciate it, Lynette. I checked out your blog too and I bookmarked some posts for future mashups 🙂

  6. Karen McFarland
    Mar 29, 2012

    Reetta, you did a fabulous job on your post! Bravo! I applaud you girl! My goodness you put together a terrific mash-up of great posts. One I am going to bookmark. And I love your theme! It’s beautiful! Great Job! Thank you Reetta! 🙂

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks Karen. And you got Bob Mayer to guest post in you blog! 😀 I’m impressed.

  7. Debra Kristi
    Mar 29, 2012

    Your site looks fabulous! Well done! Great post, too! I plan to keep this marked so that I may check some of the links out when I have a little more time. Wonderful debut!

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks Debra. I’ve bookmarked your Immortal posts. Expect Ares and others to turn up in mashups eventually 😉

  8. Lia
    Mar 29, 2012

    Thanks for the links, I’ll bookmark your page. And I like the colour scheme of your site, btw.

    • Arette
      Mar 29, 2012

      Thanks Lia 🙂 I’ll be doing mashups more on Wednesdays.

  9. Marcy Kennedy
    Mar 29, 2012

    This is a great mash-up! And congrats on your first ever blog post. I’m sure there will be more great stuff to come.

  10. Arette
    Mar 29, 2012

    Thanks Marcy. And yay, you have posted about The Hunger Games to your blog. It’s one of my all time favourite series.

  11. Gene Lempp
    Mar 29, 2012

    Beautiful site – love that background, very serene. Excellent choice for a first post, think I started out the same way. You might want to consider putting your picture and a small blurb about yourself somewhere in the side column just so new visitors have an idea of who you are and what your focus is.

    Great list, Reetta. Thanks for the link love 🙂

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Apr 3, 2012

      Thanks for the praise and the advice about the side column. Most people never bother checking the About page 😀
      Keep up the awesome Blog Treasures series.

  12. Fabio Bueno
    Mar 29, 2012

    What a great collection of links, Reetta! Nice job on your first post. And the blog looks gorgeous.

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Apr 3, 2012

      Thanks a lot, Fabio!

  13. Prudence MacLeod
    Mar 29, 2012

    Hi Reetta, great job, great mash-up. I love the theme. You’ve done a fine job here. Congrats!

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Apr 3, 2012

      Thanks, Prudence 🙂

  14. Patricia
    Mar 29, 2012

    You’re off to a great start, Reetta! Good suggestions for other reading too! Some I’ve seen, some I haven’t.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Apr 3, 2012

      Thank you, Patricia.

  15. CC MacKenzie
    Mar 30, 2012

    I adore the blog background. The mash-up is seriously awesome and a great idea.

    Well done, you’re no longer a virgin!

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Apr 3, 2012

      Haha, thanks CC.

  16. Jennette Marie Powell
    Mar 30, 2012

    Those are some great posts – including some I haven’t run across. Thanks for sharing – good job on your first post!

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Apr 3, 2012

      I’m glad to hear there were some new links, Jeannette. Keeping the links fresh every week will be a challenge 🙂

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