Link Feast For Writers, vol. 26

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.


If You Have Time For Only One Thing

When Is It Time To Quit by Marcy Kennedy


On Writing

12 Tips: How To Be a Writer by Karen Woodward

The DIY Writing Career: The One Thing Holding You Back From Becoming a Successful Writer by Krissy Brady

Physical Therapy For Your Writing by Jenny Hansen

6 Proven Tips to Get Into the Write Mood by Steve Maurer

Writing As a Sculpture: Do You Build or Carve? by Jami Gold

Structure Part 6: Getting Primal & Staying Simple by Kristen Lamb

The Power of Nothing: Something Happens Where Nothing Happens by C.J. Lyons

Common Hero Archetypes by Susan Walsh

Female Archetypes and Men Who Love Them by Susan Walsh

Pre-Plot for NaNoWriMo by Martha Alderson

NaNoWriMo Prep: Campbell, Vogler, the Hero’s Journey, The Writer’s Journey and Narrative Structure Cheat Sheet by Alexandra Sokoloff

How To Learn Story Structure In Two Minutes or Less by Larry Brooks

Beat Sheat for The Hunger Games Movie by Jessica Brody

Chapter Breaks and Cliffhangers by Elizabeth S. Craig

I, Feminist by Rachel Aaron (How your ideologies affect your writing? Or should they?)

Spheres of Existance: Writing Other Experiences With Integrity by S.E. Sinkhorn

The Eternal Return of Vampire by Karin Rita Gastreich

7 Better Steps to Start Writing by The Creative Cartel at Jennings Wire (develop pre-writing rituals and stick to them)

Check Your Writing For Adverbs and Other Problem Words: MS Word Macros by Karen Woodward

12 Writer Woes and the Books to Cure Them by Roni Loren

Donald Maass on His New Book, “Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling” (Writer Unboxed)

90 Inspiring Author Videos For Aspiring Authors

Great SF Authors Share Their Biggest Writing Setbacks and How They Triumphed by Charlie Jane Anders


Your Author Platform

Goodbye Feedburner! Hello Ownership of Our Platform by Jami Gold (Feedburner closes down on Oct 20th)

Michael Hauge’s Workshop: You’re the Hero of Your Life by Jami Gold

The 5 Keys to Pain-Free Book Promotion by Joel Friedlander

Build Your Readership by Simplifying Your Menu by Lydia Sharp

31 Book Marketing Ideas You Can Use Today by Toni at Duolit

How To Sell More Books: 10 Questions You Need To Answer Honestly If You Want To Sell More Books by Joanna Penn

How To Turn Your Author Website Into a Resource Center Your Readers Can’t Live Without by Chris Robley

J.K. Rowling’s Terrible Branding Mistake and What You Can Learn From It by Mars Dorian (Do you think that Rowling should have sticked with MG/YA books?)

A Business Plan For Self-Published Authors (Part 1) by Denise Grover Swank

A Business Plan For Self Published Authors (Part 2) by by Denise Grover Swank

How To Write a Press Release Without Tearing Your Hair Out by Natalie Hartford

Amazon Categories, Keywords and Tags, Oh My: Why Should an Author Care? by M. Louisa Locke

How To Design a Great Looking Cover by Karen Woodward

How To Add Up Your eBook Sales In a Snap by Jenny Hansen

Self-Publishing: Second Class No More by Terri Giuliano Long



1 Trick to Secure Your WordPress Blog From Hackers by Amy Lynn Andrews

What Are You Blogging For? by Veronica Sicoe

Is Blogging a Time Suck For Writers? by Jody Hedlund

Blogging Goals (Pushing Social)

The Art of Being Interesting by Jonathan Morrow

Copyblogger’s Content Marketing Codex: 53 Best Posts by Demian Farnworth

On the Hunt for That Magical Read by Pauline Baird Jones (to review books of friends or not, and Kindle Sampling)

7 Tips on How To Get Your Guest Post Accepted by Karen Woodward

16 Effective Ways To Get People to Read and Retweet Your Content by Daniel Sharkov

Why You MUST Have Information Filters by Michelle Schaeffer

3 Simple Ways To Save Time and Keep Up With Your Favourite Blogs by Michelle Schaeffer


Social Media

Selling Our Books on Social Media: Don’t Be a Space Invader by Kristen Lamb

10 Golden Rules of Twitter by Garin Kilpatrick

15 Tactics For Going Viral on Twitter by Garin Kilpatrick

7 Ways To Integrate Facebook Into Your Author Platform by Thomas Umstattd

10 Ways To Get More Facebook Fans This Week by Thomas Umstattd

How To Schedule Posts On Your Facebook Author Timeline by Caitlin Muir


Collected Wisdom

Blog Treasures by Gene Lempp

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig

Friday Features by Yesenia Vargas


Deep Stuff

Five Questions To Ask Ourselves To Get Ahead (Vision Nord Ouest)

Time Management Tips That’ll Work For Your Life by Penelope Trunk

Becoming More Productive by Re-engineering Your Morning Ritual by Michael Hyatt

Memory Plucking and Listening to Your Heart by Kristin Nador

The Red Shoe Effect: A Tribute by Lisa Hall-Wilson

When Words Kill: October Is the Anti-Bullying Month by Judy Dunn Lee

Men Are More Aggressive, Women More Emotional – Actually Not by Kassandra Lamb

The King or Queen of Cool by Catie Rhodes

Welcome To Gattaca by Diana Beebe

Imagine That: Three Late Bloomers Created Our Favourite Genres by Debra Eve


Fun Stuff

The Fart That Almost Altered My Destiny by Anna Lind Thomas at HaHas for HooHas (Thank you for the link, Jenny Hansen. The site is hilarious. Check it out.)

Dirty-Minded Signage… “If You Know What I Mean” by Jenny Hansen

50 People You Wish You Knew In Real Life by Dave Stopera

Secrets Revealed In Joss Whedon’s Avengers DVD Commentary by Emily Asher-Perrin

What’s New in YA? Mashups by Sue Corbett

Up From The Grave by Ellie Anne Soderstrom

A Different Take on Vampire Mythology by Denise Verrico


  1. Jenny Hansen
    Oct 19, 2012

    Holy cowbell, this feast is packed with goodies!!! Thanks for including my links and Natalie’s post on writing press releases. I think you got my faves from Writers In The Storm too. 🙂

    And Lord knows I’ve read that post at Hahas for Hoohahs like 8 times and LOVED it each time. (I’m about to go back for #9!) ROFL…
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  2. Diana Beebe
    Oct 19, 2012

    What a great list! Thanks for including my Gattica and DNA ethics post. I may be here all day looking at these other links! 🙂
    Diana Beebe recently posted..A Vampire, a Jackal, and a Spot All Walk into a Spider Web…My Profile

  3. Catie Rhodes
    Oct 19, 2012

    Quite a list you have here! Thanks for including me with such a great group of bloggers.

  4. Marcy Kennedy
    Oct 20, 2012

    Wow! I can’t say how honored I am. Thank you 🙂 As usual, this is a great mash-up. Between you and Gene, I know that I’m kept up-to-date on the best of the blogosphere.
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  5. Pauline Baird Jones
    Oct 20, 2012

    Amazing link fest! Thank you so much for including me! Wow!
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