Link Feast For Writers, vol. 17

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.


“Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.”

– Melinda Haynes


If You Have Time For Just One Thing

TED Talk: Changing Education Paradigms by Ken Robinson (Video, 11:41 min. Worth every minute.)


On Writing

Why Do You Want To Be A Writer? by David Morrell

50 Things I Learned At ThrillerFest by Joanna Penn

The Truth About Where I Get My Ideas by Diane Chamberlain

Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Susan Dennard

29 Plot Templates by Darcy Pattison

9 Ways To Plot by Darcy Pattison

The Evil Overlord Devises A Plot by Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Making Your Main Characters & Sidekicks Both Cool by Lee Child

The Elements of Awe – Part 1 by Donald Maass

The Elements of Awe – Part 2 by Donald Maass

On Writing Diversity by S. Jae-Jones

10 Signs of a McOpening Line by Lynn Viehl

How To Hook Readers With The First Chapter by Beth Reves

17 Tips For Starting A Story by Margo Berendsen

Indegrients of a Price-Winning Middle Grade Novel by Margo Berendsen

The Moment That Makes Or Breaks Your Story by Larry Brooks

Put Your Reader In Your PoV Character’s Skin by Margie Lawson

How To Make Your Setting A Character In Your Dystopian Novel by Beth Reves

Creativity Under Pressure by August McLaughlin

Writing Book Series – Part 1 by Alexandra Sokoloff

Project: Write Faster – Early Results by Holly Black (see how it goes for several published writers)

How A Pantser Can Write Faster by Beth Revis

Is Your Writing Any Good? Here Are 7 Ways You Can Tell by Ali Luke

Yet More About Book Reviews by Ilona Andrews

Ruth Harris Reports: Editors & Editing – Part 1

Beginner’s Guide To Hiring a Freelance Editor by Cassandra Marshall

5 Lessons About Writing I Learned From Fighting by Andrew Jack

50 Inspiring Writing Quotes by Cheryl Craigie

How Shakespeare Turned Olde Crappe Into a Masterpiece by Colin Falconer

What Traditional Publishers Offer – And What They Don’t by Elizabeth Spann Craig

The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers 2012 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (if you contemplate a traditional publishing deal, this is a must read)

5 Ways To Keep Your Writing Submissions Organized by Krissy Brady

Recommended Book For Creatives: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield by Joanna Penn


Your Author Platform

Elements of a Personal Brand by Chris Brogan

The Madness Of Marketing by Alexandra Sokoloff

Is Platform Saturated? by Dan Blank

Don’t Be a Tourist In Your Community Of Readers by Dan Blank

5 Emotional Stages of a Book Launch by Roni Loren

How To Get Massive Publicity For Your Book Without Spending A Cent by Jonathan Gunson

How I Spend My Advertising Dollars by Theresa Ragan

5 Lessons From A Book Tour Newbie by Suzanne Johnson

Video Marketing Tip: Overcome Camera Shyness by Jackie Lee (3:23 min video)

How To Cross Sell eBooks (video interview with Ami Greko from Kobo Books, 1:59 min)

A Few Self-Publishing Thoughts and Discoveries by Elizabeth Spann Craig

2 Years Of Indie ePublishing Lessons by D.D. Scott

List of Review Blogs for Self-Published Writers



WordPress Tutorial: Feedburner Subscribe by Email by Michelle Scaeffer (2:41 min video)

(MUST SEE if your blog doesn’t have email subscription yet. I finally got mine set up thanks to this tutorial)

Bloggers Beware: You Can Get Sued For Using Pics In Your Blog by Roni Loren

A Photo Sharing Community For Writers by Roni Loren

7 Free And Legal Places To Find Photos For Your Blog by Melinda VanLone

7 Key Things You Need For Your Blog by Nick Thacker

Write Epic Shit by Corbett Barr

Before Gremlins Attack: Keep Your WordPress Blog Safe by Michelle Shaeffer

Social Media Power Secret: Listening by Chris Brogan (he’s following what people say about him, you can do that and follow mentions of your genre or topics relevant to your books)

How To Create Pen Portraits & Understand Your Audience Better by Chris Garrett

Grab Blog Traffic Like A Pirate by Michelle Schaeffer

10 Ways To Blog Better & Faster by Michelle Schaeffer

20 Blogging Projects For You by Chris Brogan

7 Successful Blog Post Types (Pushing Social)

A Potential Mother Lode Of Blog Content by Michelle Schaeffer

How To Spice Up Your Blog With Interviews by Caleb Wojcik

11 Ways To Write An Irrestistible Intro To Your Blog Post by Mary Jaksch

Are You Rewarding Your Blog Commenters? by Michelle Schaeffer

5 Tips To Make Your Blog Posts More Social by Andrew K Kirk

How To Add Your Blog To Networked Blogs by Michelle Schaeffer

Using Google Reader To Organize The Blogs You Follow by Rachael Harrie


Social Media

Social Media Posts I Haven’t Written by Jay Dolan (wonderfully snarky)

Has the Phrase “Thank You” Lost Value To Consumers and Fans? (Social Tech Zone)

How To Get More Likes, Comments & Shares In Facebook by Don Lafferty

How To Increase Blog Comments Via #CommentHour (Social Tech Zone)

19 Ways To Grow Your Twitter Following by Karen Woodward

If You Think Twitter Is Boring, You Are Following Boring People by Shea Bennett

4 Ways To Improve Your Google+ Engagement by Mike Stenger

I’ll Quote You On That… On Goodreads by Tamara Ward


Collected Wisdom

Blog Treasures by Gene Lempp (July 28)

Twitterific by Elizabeth Spann Craig (July 29)

Friday Features by Yesenia Vargas (July 27)


Deep Stuff

60 Tiny Love Stories To Make You Smile

How Gluten Free Eating Changed My Life and Banished My Migraines by Jenny Hansen

Are You Brave Enough To Take Responsibility For Your Actions by Marcy Kennedy

The Culture of Immediacy by Lynn Viehl

Make a Plan For Summer Reading by Penelope Trunk

There Is Light In Every Dark YA Book by Beth Revis


Fun Stuff

5 Possible Reasons Why The Hobbit Is Spilling Over Into A Third Movie (

15 My Little Pony Mashups by Miss Cellania

Great Recent Fantasy Books by Shaun Farrell (I hadn’t heard a word of these and bought 3 books from the list instantly)

Facebook Wants Your Delicious Organs by Jay Dolan

The Birth of a Book (2 min long video)

Beatrice of Provence: “A Greater Queen Than Your Sisters” by Sherry Jones

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else by Stacy Conradt

Link Feast For Writers, vol. 13

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 Post, Read This:

Map Your Way To A Streamlined Social Media Experience by Kristin Nador


On Writing

#FastDraft – How To Do It Successfully And What You Learn Along The Way by Jess Witkins

Script Analysis Checklist (by Story Sense)

Joanna Penn’s Journey of Writing Her First Novel (collection of posts)

The 4 Story Pillars by Amy Deardon

Hey, James Patterson Stole My Plot by Anne R. Allen

Motivation Reaction Units (MRUs) by Amy Deardon

21 Ways To Make Your Plot More Compelling by Margo Berendsen

5 Ways To Show Emotion In Your Writing by Ingrid Sundberg

Turn Problems Into Characters by Donald Maass

Character Connection by Stina Lindenblatt

10 Tips For A Terrific Antagonist by Kathy Steffen

Therapeutic Thought On Triangles by Jeannie Campbell

Love Story Plots: 13 Ways To Mess With Your Characters by Margo Berendsen

Romance in YA by Lisa Schroeder (Video 9:58 mins) [The CUPCAKE Romance rules work for all genres]

The Elusive Character Voice by Lisa Gail Green

The Color Of A Voice by Jan Morrill

Power Words Save The Scene by Stina Lindenblatt

Lets Talk About Adjectives by Janice Hardy

Conquer Cliche by Ash Krafton

Keep On Digging For The Deeper Meaning by Stina Lindenblatt

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before A Revision by Kendra Levin

Revising: Evaluate Your Story by Cynthea Liu

Writing Down To The Bone by Liana Mir

Pixar Story Rules by Paul Lasseter

On My Writerly Bookshelf: Editing by Stina Lindenblatt

What Should We Look For In A Beta Reader by Jami Gold

Why You Should Copy Other Writers by Joe Bunting

Improve Your Writing With Daily Critical Reading by Suzannah Freeman

Writers: A Tribe Divided by Pat O’Dea Rosen

How To Take The Plunge And Be A Writer by Yesenia Vargas

How To Use Writing Rituals To Become More Productive by Kristin Nador

Awesome Scrivener Hacks For Windows by by Linda Adams

Using Writing Contests To Improve Your Game by Ash Krafton

Current Writing Contests by Stephie Smith


Your Author Platform

How People Discover Books Online (Goodreads presentation)

Be Narrow Minded: 11 Questions To Turn A Target Market Into A Reader Profile by Shannon at Duolit

What Has Changed And What Hasn’t by Rachelle Gardner

Book Lauches & Marketing With Joanna Penn & Zoe Winters

Book Launch: Breakdown Of The Pentecost Launch Process by Joanna Penn

Marketing Your First Book: 9 Tips For Authors by Graham Storrs

Can Writers Earn Living Writing Just One Book A Year by Jody Hedlund

Why It’s Good To Create A Bad Writing Platform by Krissy Brady

Make Quality Connections For Your Writing Career by Krissy Brady

7 Networking Tips For Authors by Chris Robley

Great Writers Connect With Other Writers by Jeff Goins

5 Principles To Book Reviews & Endorsements (Wise Ink)

Words To Avoid When Pitching Your Book (Wise Ink)

How To Develop An Emotion Evoking Elevator Speech (Wise Ink) [Works also for cover blurbs]



Do Writers Need To Blog (and great tips) by Amber West

4 Ways To Better Understand Your Blog Audience (Bloggertalk)

Sharpen Your Blogging Habits: 4 Ways To Define Your Audience by Kristin Nador

Sharpen Your Blogging Habits: 7 Keys To Consistent Blogging by Kristin Nador

The Difference Between Simply Writing A Blog And Making A Difference (Pushing Social)

Successful Blog Post Types + His Formula (Pushing Social)

19 Essential WordPress Plugins For Your Blog by Eric Siu

23 Hot Blogging Tips by Annabel Candy

5 Good Stock Image Sites For Bloggers by Judy Dunn

Is A Blog Tour Really Worth It by Janice Hardy

Tips On Doing A Blog Tour by Janice Hardy

Blogging Tour by Stina Lindenblatt

Results of the Reverse Blog Tour by Laura Pauling


Social Media

How Much Time Should You Spend On Social Media by Jill Kemerer

Social Networking for Authors: Tips For Using Twitter Effectively by Joanna Penn

Twitter Content Strategy Guide by Adam Justice

Does Your Grasp Exceed Your Reach? Triberr Can Help by Ash Krafton

Using Pinterest As A Reader, Writer and Author by Livia Blackburne


Collected Wisdom

Blog Treasures by Gene Lempp (June 16)

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig (June 17)

Fill Me In Friday by Roni Loren (Friday 15)

Friday Features by Yesenia Vargas (June 15)

Writing on the Ether: uAreWhich? by Porter Anderson (June 14)


Deep Stuff

What Are You Doing Today And Why Are You Doing It by Louise Behiel

Are You A Visionary or A Crazy Maker, Responder or A Victim: Test Your Personal Productivity Quotinent (Lifehacker)

Why I Write YA by Stina Lindenblatt (Not All 16s Are Sweet)

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful by Kassandra Lamb

The Help: A Multicultural Perspective by Jan Morrell

Book Review: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Beauty Of Something New by August McLaughlin

How To Write A Masterpiece at Just 18 and 3/4 by Colin Falconer

Why Are Fantasy Films All About The Men? (

10 Changes From Books To Season 2 of HBO’s Game Of Thrones Series ( [Spoiler alert!]

Ripley vs. Shaw – The Women Of The Alien Universe ( [Spoiler alert!]


Fun Stuff

Who’s The Best Archer by Fabio Bueno

15 Thrilling Moments At The Cinema by Ellie Ann Soderstrom

Mancandy (Pinterest board)

4 Steps To Buying Indie Books You’ll Like by Laura Pauling

How To Create An Awesome Summer Reading List (Lifehacker)

Huge List of YA SF Books by Margo Berendsen (includes dystopia, steampunk & fantasy)

Link Feast For Writers, vol. 12

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

Writers Must Be 3 People At Once by Julie Musil

Plotting By The Numbers by Janalyn Voigt

How To Make The Most Of A Scene by Jami Gold

Story Threads In The Hunger Games by Randy Ingermansson (PDF E-zine)

Dan Brown Wants His Cookie Cutter Back: Fix Your Dysfunctional Characters by Chris Abouzeid

Surprise vs. Suspense by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Sow Seeds Of Foreshadowing Early: Case Gattaca by Jim Van Pelt

Strategies For Crafting Good Dialogue by Leslie Geffrenius

What Makes A Great Final Sentence by Ava Jae

5 Story Mistakes Even Good Writers Make (Writer’s Digest)

How To Break The Rules of Writing (Writer’s Digest)

Writing Contests: The Extra Push In The Right Direction by Kathy Crowley

Short Story Writing by Declan Conner

Forging Stories: Exploring the Metaphor by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

5 Lessons On Writing From The Hunger Games by Susan Johnston

6 Tips To Create The Write Frame Of Mind by Krissy Brady

Fill Your Writing Pickle Jar Right by Krissy Brady

Writing: Find The Time Or Don’t by John Scalzi

Introvert’s Writing Convention Guide by Morgan Dempsey at Inkpunks

How To Write A Query Letter For YA Novel by Kristi Cook

Why Read Fiction And Write It by Necee Regis


Your Author Platform

Hand Puppet Marketing For Introverts by Crystal Williams

Grow Your Crazy-Dedicated Fanbase Through Reader Centered Book Marketing (DuoLit)

5 Places To Find New Readers & 3 Ways To Make Sure They Stick Around by Toni Tesori

How To Create A Great Author Tagline by Jean Oram

What Does Your Author Bio Say Of You by Jami Gold

Comparison Shopping: Who Else My Readers Read by C.J. Lyons

Book Marketing: Don’t Do It Alone by Tony Eldridge

7 Book Marketing Mistakes Authors Make (Book Buzzr)

How To Turn Website Visitors Into Customers For Your Creative Business

7 Bad Habits Of Insanely Productive People by CopyBlogger

Jane Friedman‘s Interview On Marketing & Building An Author Platform

How I Became An Amazon Best Seller And How You Can Too by Annabel Candy



Slow Blog Manifesto & 8 Reasons Why by Anne R. Allen

5 Tips For Maintaining Your Blogging Momentum by Susan Johnston

14 Proven Ways To Simplify Your Blogging And Get More Done by Nick Thacker

Mavens, Connectors, Visionaries, Promoters, Identifiers: Which Are You by Danielle LaPorte

(What does your type mean for your blogging style?)

How To Train Yourself To Become A Great Blogger (Social Media Today)

Lazy Woman’s Guide To Copywriting by Pamela Wilson

Pinterest Friendly Blog Posts: 5 Steps by August McLaughlin

3 Guest Post Pitches That Got The Gig by Carol Tice

How To Make Your Site The Destination For Your Market by Chris Garrett

Inbound Marketer’s Complete Guide To Newsjacking

Here’s an example of how Chuck Wendig utilized genre news for his blog post. And the original piece of news at Fantasy Faction.

Another great way to ride the wave of hot topics is to relate your blog post to a recent popular movie or other phenomenon.

5 Ways To Promote Your Blog by Susan Johnston

Find Blog Topics By Mind Mapping by Michele Linn

How To Write A Post That Goes Viral by Neil Patel


Social Media

White Knuckling Your Author Platform: Reign In The Social Media Pressure by Roni Loren

5 Types Of Social Media Influencers (Who are these influencers for your readers?)

How To Get Twitter Followers Without Using Mass Following Tools (Social Mouths)

10 Steps To Make Your Facebook Page Shine (Social Mouths)

10 Reasons Your Facebook Page Is Not Taking Off (Social Mouths)

Can Facebook Hold Your Page Hostage by Kristen Lamb

Is Tumblr Right For Your Book by Karma Bennett (resounding yes if you write YA)

3 Pinterest Strategies (Social Media Today)


Collected Wisdom

Blog Treasures by Gene Lempp (June 9)

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig (June 10)

Fill Me In Friday by Roni Loren (June 8 )

Friday Features by Yesenia Vargas (June 8 )

Writing on the Ether: Fight For Air by Porter Anderson (June 7)

I Can’t Do This Because I Don’t Have…. by Crystal Williams


Deep Stuff

In Praise Of Browsing by Lisa Gold

Lets Talk About Search by Lisa Gold, Research Maven

Beating The Anxiety Of Online Reading by Leo Baubata

Why People Hate Productivity by Jonathan Mead

Teach Your Children Well by Sarah Hoyt

If I’m So Smart, Why Am I Not Rich? by Crystal Williams

Why You Can’t Make That Habit Stick (Rock Your Day)

Why You Can’t Make That Habit Stick – Continued (Rock Your Day)


Fun Stuff

EYECANDY! If you’re interested in it, Michelle has likely Pinned it.

Writing Websites I’d Like To See

Prometheus Movie Review by Chuck Wendig

77 Healthy Snacks

Meal Planning For Busy Moms & Dads

Multitasking: Make Twice The Mistakes In Half The Time by Coleen Patrick

Are You an Veggie, an Egg Or a Coffee Bean? by Louise Behiel

Time Traveling Through The English Language With A Historical Thesaurus by Lisa Gold

How To Have A Baby by Ellie Ann Soderstrom

4 Page Turning Book Recommendations by Marilyn Dahl

Link Feast Vol. 7

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

In the beginning: How to draw the reader in by Susan Bearman at Write It Sideways

How to make your writing stronger by mixing hard and soft words by Roy Peter Clark

Using Style Sheets for consistency by Carol Riggs

Plot Fixer – Part 2: How to fix a weak opening by Kara Lennox

7 Tools For Pacing Your Novel (Writer’s Digest)

Creating Memorable Dialogue by Patrick Kirkland at Script Lab

Creative ways to kill a character (Writer’s Digest)

10 Fantasy Cliches That Should Be Put To Rest (Fantasy Fiction)

4 Biggest Mistakes at Writing Contest Entries by Jennifer Crusie

How to avoid/keep at bay repetitive strain injury by Roz Morris (your body is your most important tool, take care of it)

Beating the 3 Ps That Lead To No Writing by Pia Newman

How to find your daily writing motivation by James Chartrand of Men with Pens

Fear Is The Writer’s Worst Enemy by Bob Mayer

5 Things Before You Quit The Day Job by C.J. Lyons

Randy Ingermanson’s Ezine (PDF)
Formatting Your Manuscript Like a Pro |  More Magic in The Hunger Games | What To Do With Your Horrible Reviews.

How technology has transformed short fiction by Charlie Jane Anders at

Writing Short Stories by Liv Rancourt

Tips for creating a series character by Alan Rinzler

How do you know when your book is good enough to publish? by Talli Roland


Your Author Platform

How to discover and build your author brand by Joanna Penn

Elements of a Succesful Author Platform by Christina Katz (Writer’s Digest)

The YA genre is killing itself by trying to create marketable books

How to create Reader Profiles to inspire and inform your blogging by Darren Rowse at ProBlogger

Author Blogging 101: How to listen what your audience really wants

Blogging bling and tips on blogging by Jen Talty

19 ways to build connections with blog comments by Marcus Sheridan at Social Media Examiner

15 Tips for Guest Bloggers by Anne R. Allen

How to feature on the most influential websites of the world by Joanna Penn

How much should writer’s charge for their work? by Jenny Hansen


Social Media

9 ways to use social media to launch a book by Michael Stelzner at Social Media Examiner

The danger of authors being too cliquey on Twitter by Roni Loren

How to promote your writing on Pinterest by Chris Robley at BookBaby

YA Authors on Pinterest by Kirsten Hubbard (see what other writers are doing with their boards)


Collected Wisdom

Blog Treasures by Gene Lempp (May 5th)

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig (May 6th)

Writing on the Ether by Porter Anderson (May 3rd)

Top Picks by Kerry Gans at Author Chronicles (May 3rd)

How to write fight scenes – Delicious links by Linda Adams


Deep Stuff

Your Clutter Is Killing Your Creativity by Jeff Goins

Four Most Powerful Types of Creative Thinking by Mark MacGuinness

When bad things happen to good people by Ginger Calem

Happiness Is by Melinda van Lone

How do you define success? by Louise Behiel

Is This Really What You Want? (Life Changing Moments Series) by Jeannine Bergers Everett

If Twilight and Fifty Shades are wish fullfilment by Kait Nolan


Fun Stuff

Hatch’s Plot Bank – funny plot ideas for writers

Internet Writing Workshop’s Archive of Writing Excercises

Avengers Review by Script Lab (warning: contains serious spoilers)

World Tour of Wonderment: Philippines – Part 1 (Fantasy Faction)

World Tour of Wonderment: Philippines – Part 2 (Fantasy Faction)

May releases in Urban Fantasy (

May releases in Fantasy (

What happens in the outhouse doesn’t always stay in the outhouse by Coleen Patrick

Humor mashup by K.B. Owen

Potty humor & Our Military by Jenny Hansen

Goblins – A webcomic where the monsters are the protagonits.
Tickles the funny bone of D&D fans.

Link Feast Vol. 4

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

Stress Less, Write More by Kristen Lamb

Could a ritual jumpstart your writing? by C.J. Lyons

How to properly harvest your ideas by Ollin Morales

Do your stories match your voice? by Jami Gold

Do stories need a theme? by Jami Gold

Outlining without outlining by Janice Hardy

Organizing a novel when you’re right-brained by Linda Adams

Characterization 101 by Joe Bunting at The Write Practice

Jack Kerouac’s 31 Beliefs about writing by Joe Bunting. This reminds me why reading poetry is good for writers.

Describing characters of color by N.K. Jemisin

Man Up: Writing Male Point of View by Roni Loren

Like Me: How to create sympathetic characters by Roni Loren

Why not go bigger? asks Donald Maass

Tips on writing the first chapter by Laura Pauling (The beginning used as an example is from YA novel Nightshade by Andrea Cremer)

Love Story Elements by Alexandra Sokoloff

Creating Suspense by Alexandra Sokoloff

Lydia Sharp on short stories

On the prevalence of US tropes in storytelling by Aliette de Bodard

Do the pros measure up to the Lucky 7 Meme? by Lynette Burrows

How to write the Great American Novel (if you love Chuck Wendig’s voice, this post is for you)


Your Author Platform

Does your author bio tell a story? by James Scott Bell at The Kill Zone

8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers by Annabel Candy at Copyblogger

Find your blogging voice by Succesful Blogging

Looking for inspiration on what to blog about?

Stop Writing Boring Blog Posts at Men With Pens

How To Cast A Spell On Your Next Blog Post? at Men With Pens

Why You Should Ditch Your Blogging Schedule at Men With Pens

April Platform Challenge: Day 10 by Robert Lee Brewer (do a search on your name)

A Squidoo Lense (article) showcasing different types of writer websites

I have to add to the writer website types a Tumblr blog. Bestselling YA writer Cassandra Clare uses hers really well.

Active marketing & passive marketing (aka long-term investments on your platform) by Randy Ingermansson

The Excitement of What’s Coming Around The Bend of Publishing by Elizabeth S. Craig


Social Media

Staying safe in the digital world by Kristen Lamb (a must read post for everyone to avoid getting your social media accounts hacked)

Social media sharing buttons and why we need them by Jen Talty

How to get more pins and repins on Pinterest by Dan Zarrella (infographs)

An innovative Facebook marketing campaign by a writer: A virtual Titanic cruise by Janice Thompson


Collected Wisdom

Blog Treasures by Gene Lempp (April 14)

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig (April 15)

Writing on the Ether by Porter Anderson (April 12)

Links by Linda Adams about competent female characters

Advice for writers by Robert Lee Brewer


Deep Stuff

Cinderella Strong by August McLaughlin

What Groundhog Day (the movie) can teach us about contentment by Marcy Kennedy

Carpe Diem by Trish Loye Elliott. Watch the second inspirational video. Seriously. It made me to cry even though I had seen it before.

Left Brain vs Right Brain by Jayrod Garrett

The Earth Mother stereotype by fantasy writer N.K. Jemisin (contains spoilers about her book The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)


Fun Stuff

13 Links for Friday the 13th by Lynette M. Burrows

Women fighters in reasonable armor (kick ass pictures)

Designing From Bones: Isles of Dystopia by Gene Lempp

I loved Nickoleoden’s Avatar: The Last Airbender series and now the sequel series, Legend of Korra, premieres

N Is For No Porn On The Job (Pretty Please) by Jenny Hansen

Amber West shares hilarious images

Boyfriend of the week: Orlando Bloom by Roni Loren


To be able to gather even better links for you, I’d love to hear what kind of blog posts and sites you find useful (or not useful). Which links did you click from this post? Thank you for reading? 🙂


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