Friday Features #10

The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers by Andrew and Gaia Grant at Fast to Create

It's Time to Declutter Your Writing by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Summer Writing – Writing Around Children by Elizabeth S. Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder

Becoming a Creative Genius with Phil South by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

Letter to a Writer Who is Losing Confidence by Roz Morris at Nail Your Novel

Why Publishing Your Novel is Like Running For Student Body President by Michelle Haimoff at Guide to Literary Agents

Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend: New Research Helps Writers Fight Depression by Anne R. Allen at Anne R. Allen's Blog

How to Pick Yourself Up Off the Ground Quickly (After You've Fallen Hard) by T.S. Bazelli at Courage 2 Create

Great Writers Provoke Us by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

More Things to Love About Scrivener by Gwen Hernandez at Writer Unboxed

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People by Kim Phillips at Publetariat

The Power of a Deadline...The Importance of a Goal by Casey Herringshaw at The Writers Alley


No links this week.

Writing Advice

3 Steps to Naming Your Characters by Gabriela at DiYMFA

What Do Readers Want More: Quantity or Quality? By Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

15 Stock Characters – And How to Restock Them by Mark Nichol at Daily Writing Tips

Defining Literature for the Under 18 Crowd: Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade, and YA by Kimberly Kinrade at Novel Publicity

Short Story or Novel Idea: How Do You Tell? By Ava Jae at Writability

Why You Need to Stop Rewriting by Ava Jae at Writability

Writing a Mystery Novel: Creating a Villain & 5 Ways to Justify a Crime by Courtney Carpenter at Writer's Digest

7 Simple Ways to Make a Good Story Great by Elizabeth Sims at Writer's Digest

“Your Structure is Off...” – What Does That Even Mean? By Larry Brooks at StoryFix

Why Writers Should Read – Taking Risks by Mary Vee at The Writers Alley

What Makes Your Character Think That'll Work by Mooderino at Moody Writing

Top 25 Ways to Blow a Book by K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

Ins and Outs of Workshopping by Lauren Waters at Lauren Waters

Until You Publish Your Work, You're Not in the Game by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Series vs. Stand Alone by Michael J. Scott at Author Culture

Using Writing Contests to Improve One's Game by Ash Krafton at QueryTracker

Why You Should Copy Other Writers by Joe Bunting at The Write Practice

Beyond Microsoft Word...Or Not by Yuvi Zalkow at Writer Unboxed


CORBS: 5 Letters That Can Keep the Drama on the Page and Out of Your Critique Group by Jan O'Hara at Writer Unboxed

Author Platform

The Boring Secret to Being Everywhere by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Great Writers Share Others' Work by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

The Reason Why You Have No Friends Or Followers and 6 Ways to Turn Your Social Media Game Around by Anne Chaconas at Novel Publicity

Frankenfriends & Zombie Tweets – Writers, Social Media and the Undead by Kristin Lamb at Kristin Lamb's Blog

The 10-Step Guide to Fixing the Writer Website Fails That Cost You Clients by Carol at Make A Living Writing

Should Unpublished Novelists Be Platform-Building? By Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Author Blogging 101: Keyword Basics by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

How to Land a Guest Post Every Time by Mary Jaksch at Write to Done

Every Writer Has a Brand by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Revamp Your Twitter Page in 7 Days! By Dara at Wise Ink


Are You Making This Marketing Mistake? By Jason Kong at Jane Friedman

3 Steps to Pinpoint Your Crazy-Dedicated Readers' Favorite Hangouts by Toni at DuoLit

Why I Prefer Social Media Promo to In-Person by Elizabeth S. Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder

How to Find Out More About Your Readers Without Having to Ask by Steven Lewis at Taleist

4 Ways to Improve Your Amazon Listing (And Sell Way More Books) by Laura Pepper at DuoLit


5 Things You Need to Know About Kindle Format 8 (KF8), Amazon's New Ebook Format by Steven Lewis at Taleist

The New World of Publishing: Making a Living With Your Short Fiction by Dean Wesley Smith at Dean Wesley Smith

Using Your Self-Publishing Success to Find an Agent With Elizabeth Mock by Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Druid Lords Cover – Concept, Steps, and Survey by India Drummond at India Drummond

Can Writing in Multiple Genres Hurt Your Sales Potential? by Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

The 8 Steps on My Publishing Journey by Alan Shelton at The Book Designer

2012 Book Sales Strong For Both Print and eBooks by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

How to Maximize Royalties and Minimize Hassles by Ray Rhamey at Writer Unboxed

If You Think Amazon is Gouging You on Delivery Costs, It's Only Because You Didn't Do the Math Upfront by April L. Hamilton at Publetariat

Don't Be the Sneetch: An Open Letter Response to Shannon Hale by Anna Elliott at Indie Chicks Cafe

What were your favorite writing links this week? What did I miss?