Link Feast For Writers, vol. 48

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.

And tune in for the next Link Feast, coming out in two weeks.

 

If You Have Time For Only One Thing

What’s Your Excuse For Not Writing? by Monica Bhide

 

On Writing

What Are the Odds of Success? … Really? by Kristen Lamb

Dare To Suck (great video, 3:56 min) by Jenny Hansen

Getting Organized by Karen Woodward

Creative People Say No by Kevin Ashton

Don’t Talk About It – Drive the Flaw to the Surface for Great Fiction by Kristen Lamb

How to Push Your Character to Their Limits by David Corbett

Does Your Novel Have Too Many Characters? by Janice Hardy

Genre Structure, Part 2: Thriller, Conspiracy and Action by Matt Bird

Specific Genre Structures, Part 3: Horror by Matt Bird

Specific Genre Structures, Part 4: Drama and Tragedy by Matt Bird

The 7 Basic Plots: Voyage and Return by Liz Bureman

How Convenient – Plot Contrivance by Elizabeth S. Craig

How to Build a Scene: Do You Have Surface Conflict and a Suppressed Conflict? by Matt Bird

A Psychological Self-Help Tool For Fiction Writers by Joseph Burgo

Hooks, Lines – And Sinkers by Shannon Donnelly

WriterStrong: Getting Fresh Emotion on the Page by Laura Drake

What’s the Visual? Adding Power to Your Writing by Margie Lawson

Three Great Tips From An Old Crime Writer by John Yeoman

Revision Tips by Angie Smibert

Writing a Book: What Happens After the First Draft by Joanna Penn

Ask Jami: Can This Story Be Saved? by Jami Gold

5 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Editor by Stacy Ennis

What Should We Expect From a Freelancer Editor? (A Timely Debate) by Therese Walsh

How to Serve and Swallow Criticism by Kristan Hoffman

7 Ways to Write a Stand Alone Book With Series Potential by Kurtis Scaletta

10 Things to Remember About Sequels by Janice Hardy

Three Ways Serials Can Improve Your Writing by Susan Kaye Quinn

4 Tips For Beta Reading In Other Genres by Jami Gold

Seven Ideas For Crafting Creative Book Reviews by Jody Hedlund

 

Book Marketing

The Business Rusch: Word of Mouth by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Entropy Is Real and Author Careers Need Feeding Daily by Kristen Lamb

5 Reasons Relationships Are the Core of Your Author Platform by Dan Blank

Ideal Reader Excercises and Why You Should Do One (New Free Resource) by Laura Pepper Wu

A Checklist of Basic Promotion Materials For Indie Authors by Chris Robley

New Author Series: How Do You Build a Fan Base Anyway? by Lindsay Buroker

How Sue London’s First Novel Became an Amazon Success in a Couple of Weeks by Lindsay Buroker

Book Marketing Tips For Fiction And Non-Fiction Authors by Joanna Penn (17:41 min video)

Marketing Sweat Equity in Book Publishing by Susan Kaye Quinn

How to Write a Back Blurb For Your Book by Joanna Penn (5:02 min video)

Selling Your Book – Hook, Line and Sinker by Susan Kaye Quinn

Street Teams: Why You Need One and How to Create One by Steena Holmes

How to Launch a Bestselling Book by Michael Hyatt

If You Write Two Different Kind of Books, Do You Need Two Different Websites? by Liz Higgs

Lessons Learned Froma a Magazine Launch – Use Them In Your Book Promotions by Laura Pepper Wu

Does This Bio Make Me Look Fat? 8 Tips For Enchanting Your Author Bio by Laura Pepper Wu

 

(Self-)Publishing

The Secret Way to Find a Literary Agent by John Yeoman

Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords, Shares Survey Results: 5 Ways To Sell More eBooks by Karen Woodward

Lets Get Visible: Cracking The Amazon Algorithms With David Gaughran by Joanna Penn

Why I’m Totally Okay With Giving My Book Away Free by Dana Sitar

The Business Rusch: Shifting Sands by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Amazon’s New Scifi, Fantasy and Romance Sub-Categories by India Drummond

eBook Pricing Strategies: Pulsing and Pacing by D.D. Scott

Amazon Fan Fiction Model: Is It a Good Idea? by Jami Gold

 

Blogging

Why You Should Blog to Build Your Writing Career by Justine Musk

How to Create a Blog Purpose Statement in 3 Simple Steps by Darren Rowse

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Bring Clarity to Your Blogging by Darren Rowse

On Hamburgers and Hooks: How to Effortlessly FIND (Not Write) Your Compelling First Line by Kelly Diels-Rostant

How to Write Your Best Post Ever, Part 2: Writing by Vinita Zutshi

Pixabay – A great blog photo source (free to use quality photos)

3 Things I’ve Learned From Blogging Every Day For a Year by Karen Woodward

Author Blogging 101: Blog Analytics by Joel Friedlander

Adding Google Analytics Tracking Code to WordPress by Joel Friedlander

Direct Marketing, Scottsdale Arizona, and Why a $10 Ebook Can Change Your Life by Joel Friedland (Turn your most popular blog posts into eBooks)

 

Social Media

Finding Your Authentic Social Media Voice by Abby Kerr

Get the Most Out of Facebook in the Least Amount of Time: A 10 Tip Guide by Anne Chaconas

The Ultimate Guide To Goodreads For Authors by Joanna Penn

29 Tips From the Top Google Plus Geeks by Ramsay at Blog Tyrant

Pinterested Explained By Someone Who Doesn’t Get It by Drew Hoolhorst

 

Collected Wisdom

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig

Monday Must Reads by Yesenia Vargas

 

Deep Stuff

Personal Growth: The Right – And Wrong – Way to Share It With Others by Marie Forleo

We Have Always Fought: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative by Kameron Hurley

Living In Dystopia by Eugene Myers

Why Superheroes Are an Awesome Allegory For Real Teen Life by Leigh Anne Kopans

 

Fun Stuff

Relationships: The Male vs. Female Perspective In Under 2 Minutes by Jenny Hansen

Shall We Begin? Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler Review by Keith DeCandido

Nitpicks and Not Being a Know-It-All: Talking To Your Friends About the Game of Thrones (When They Haven’t Read the Books) by Bridget McGovern

Who Actually Deserves to Win the Game of Thrones by Chris Lough

Nebula Award 2012 Winners

News Events I Shouldn’t Laugh At (But Do) — Michael Douglas, By The Tweets… by Jenny Hansen

If Margaret Mitchell Submitted Gone With the Wind Today by Leigh Michaels

A Day Made of Glass (5:29 min video with cool futuristic tech)

2 Comments

  1. Jennette Marie Powell
    Jun 10, 2013

    Loved the “What’s your excuse” article! Thanks for collecting these!

  2. Jenny Hansen
    Jun 12, 2013

    You are so amazing, Reetta! I know the sort of schedule you keep and STILL you put out these amazing Feasts that make me want to gorge and gorge.

    Thank you! Not only do I appreciate the Linky Love…I appreciate the 9 tabs I have open after reading this post. 🙂
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