Friday Features #12


Does Writing Make You Feel Like a Failure Or A Fraud? (How That Can Boost Your Creativity) by Cheryl Craigie at Write to Done

Protecting Your Writing Time – And Yourself by Claire Cook at Writer Unboxed

Unleash Your Writing With This Trick From the Movies by Carol Tice at Write to Done

10 Things To Do With Your “Write” Hand by Suzannah at Write It Sideways

The 10 Essential Grammar Rules of Life by Ollin Morales at Courage 2 Create

The (Not So) Surprising Way to Writing Quickly by Ava Jae at Writability

10 Traits That Are More Important Than Talent by Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

7 Tips For Finding Writing Inspiration by Matt Keegan at Nick Daws' Writing Blog

10 Ways To Stimulate Your Creativity by Marty Kopriva at Procrastinating Writers

The Writing Life by Sherrinda Ketchersid at The Writers Alley

6 Things To Learn From Hemingway by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

A Study In Opposites by Therese Walsh at Writer Unboxed

For the Love of Reading by Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

Defining Success by Jane at QueryTracker

Rejoice by Johanna Harness at Gem State Writers

How to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing by Jim Woods at Goins, Writer

The 5 Stages of Rejection Grief by Gina Conroy at Novel Rocket

10 Tips to Clean Up Your Writing Michael Ehret at Novel Rocket

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

How to Cultivate Creativity: What Science Teaches Us About Freeing the Mind by Elana Miller at Write to Done

Writing Quota by Lauren Waters at Lauren Waters

How to Become a Badass Creative Writer – A Guest Post by Jennifer Blanchard at StoryFix

Do You Ever Want to Go Back? By Catherine Ryan Howard at Catherine, Caffeinated

Will Obamacare Create More Full-Time Authors? By Jim Kukrai at The Huff Post Books


How to Turn Your Household Chemicals into Super Assassin Poisons by Tim Kane at Tim Kane Books

Check Your Facts, Ma'am! Guest Post by Jodie Renner at Mystery Writing is Murder

Writing Advice

Character Trait Entry: Maturity by Angela Ackerman at The Bookshelf Muse

Adverb Advice: Use Carefully by Darcy Pattison at Fiction Notes

My Favorite Writing Advice – Trust the Story by Shelli Johnson at Shelli Johnson

Flip the Script: Use Adverbs Fearlessly by Jael McHenry at Writer Unboxed

20 Tips For Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes by Adrienne de Wolfe at The Creative Penn

Not All Characters Deserve To Be In The Story by Mooderino at Moody Writing

Showing C.A.R.E. In Your First Chapter by Pepper at The Writers Alley

5 Common Writing Blunders That Can Annoy Or Bore Our Readers by Kristin Lamb at Kristin Lamb's Blog

Creative Careerists: Interview With Judy Lee Dunn at Creative Juicer

Cliches? Not In My Backyard! By Liz Bureman at The Write Practice

Fantasy Writers Listen Up: Campaign Cartographer 3 Creates Visually Stunning Maps To Represent New Worlds by David Brown at Novel Publicity

How Hard Should We Make Our Readers Work? By Mike Duran at Rachelle Gardner

Looking Both Ways: Outlines For Plot, Pantster For Characters by Janice Hardy at The Other Side Of The Story

Writing: Naughty Or Nice? Our Heroes by B.C. Brown at Like A Bump On A Log

What You Can Learn About Writing By Writing Thrillers by Nick Thacker at The Write Practice

3 Steps to Recycling Your Half-Finished Novels by Joe Bunting at The Write Practice

Page Critique Friday And The Importance Of Patience by Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford

Why Empathy Is The Key To Story by Joe Bunting at The Write Practice

The Curse of the Middle Book by Juliet Marillier at Writer Unboxed

The Good Seed IV by Donald Maass at Writer Unboxed

Reading With An Agenda by Mooderino at Moody Writing

Writing a Series – A Piece of Cake? By C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

What Are You Saying? By Jenny Hilborne at Publetariat


How to Polish Your Writing Until It Shines by Stina Lindenblatt at QueryTrackers

Editing Your Book – Great Fun, Or Complete Nightmare? By Rachel Abbott at Rachel Abbott – Writer

The Quest For Quality Feedback by Krista at The Writers Alley

Author Platform

Baby Steps, Babycakes, With Your Facebook Fan Page by Beverly Diehl at Writing in Flow

Author Blogging 101: Blogging Styles You Can Use Today by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

Book Signing, Part III by Mary Vine at Gem State Writers

Twitter Abuse (Part 2): Writing Effective Tweets by Rebecca Berto at Novel Girl

Author Bios – Concise, Relevant, and Fascinating by Darcy Pattison at Fiction Notes

4 Quick Tips For Authors To Get Website Traffic Fast! By Lynnette Phillips at The Book Designer

Brand, Platform, and Digital Writing: An Interview With Krissy Brady by Mary Harwell Sayler at The Christian Writer's Life

Be Your Own Facebook FanGirl – Sharing Awesome Content by Beverly Diehl at Writing In Flow


9 Ironclad Sales Tools For Authorpreneurs by Dara at Wise Ink

6 Elements of a “Sticky” Pinterest Campaign by Beth Hayden at CopyBlogger

Being On Amazon Doesn't Sell Your Book by C. Hope Clark at Publish Your Own Ebooks


Are You Ready to Indie Publish? Take This 10-Item Quiz to Find Out by Laxmi Hariharan at Novel Publicity

Is It Harder Today For Self-Published Authors to “Break In” At Amazon? By Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Tips For Dealing With Bad Book Reviews (Have Any to Add?) By Steven Lewis at Taleist

Exclusivity and Free by J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, & Jordan Crouch at Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Why Do Bad Books Get Published? By K. M. Weiland at Wordplay

Indie Or Traditional Publishing: What's Right For You? By Melissa Foster at Novel Girl

Tips For Dealing With Bad Book Reviews (Got Any to Add?) by Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

How Much Does Self-Publishing Cost? The Ultimate Guide by Toni at DuoLit

Should I Pay a Fee to Have My Work Published? By Noah Lukeman at Ask a Literary Agent

How (Not) to Become the Next Kindle Bazillionaire by Ava Jae at Writability

E-Books Are Not The Print Apocalypse by Ava Jae at Writability

Dawn of the DIY Publisher by John Hearne at Irish Examiner

Is the Stigma of Self-Publishing Finally Gone? By Ben Galley at Live Write Thrive

Posts you may have missed this week:

How to Get a Huge Pile of Awesome Ideas in Ten Minutes Or Less by Yesenia Vargas

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