Friday Features #16

Inspiration/Motivation/Productivity

Where to Find Inspiration: 50 Quotes For Writers by Cheryl Craigie at Write to Done

7 Prompt Websites to Fill Your Creative Writing Well by Krissy Brady at Krissy Media Ink

Fifty Shades of Hypocrisy by April L. Hamilton by Indie Author

Connect With This to Really Recharge Your Creativity by Jennifer Blanchard at InkyBites

How to Create a Vision Board by Jennifer Blanchard at InkyBites

Writing From the Discomfort Zone by Jeanne Kisacky at Writer Unboxed

A Whole Lot of Tips to Prevent and Overcome Writers Block (Part 1) by Audrey Porterman at Procrastinating Writers

5 Secrets to Help You Stay Busy and Sane by Nick Thacker at Live Hacked

Mental Health Series: Depression and Bipolar – 13 Ways to Push Back at the Dark Side by Kristin Nador at Kristin Nador Writes Anywhere

I'll Show You...I'll Publish an Ebook by C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

How Do You Get So Much Done? By Darcy Pattison at Fiction Notes

Comfort Zone by J.A. Pitts at Genreality

Getting Away From It All by Mary Vine at Gem State Writers

What to Expect When You're Expecting (A Book) by Krista Phillips at The Writers Alley

A Whole Lot of Tips to Prevent and Overcome Writer's Block (Part 2) by Audrey Porterman at Procrastinating Writers

How to Write a Novel in Only 500 Words a Day by Ava Jae at Writability

How to Journal: 5 Tips For Capturing Your Best Ideas by Cheryl Craigie at Write to Done

What to Do When Your Passion Gets...Eh...Boring by Ollin Morales at Courage 2 Create

Four Ways to Stay Sane When Writing Your Novel by Ryan Casey at DuoLit

How Your Day Job Can Help Your Writing by Charise Olsen at Rachelle Gardner

Hanging in There by Diana Peterfreund at Genreality

Research

Living in the Past by Liza Perrat at The Writer's ABC Checklist

Writing Advice

Booster Shots For Your Search For Story by Larry Brooks at StoryFix

5 Simple Steps to Let Your Writing Back In by Krissy Brady at Krissy Media Ink

Why I Don't Like the Term Aspiring Writer by Ava Jae at Writability

Tips For Finding Your Writing Voice – Guest Post by Josephine Carr at Mystery Writing Is Murder

Mary Higgins Clark's Advice to Writers: Write What You Read at Wise Ink

5 Reasons to Write Your Scenes in Order (And 3 Not To) by K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

In the Beginning: Which Type of Opening Works Best? By Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story

Why You Need to Harness Your Sorrow to Write Well by Suzie Gallagher at The Write Practice

Why Are We Wired For Story? By Lisa Cron at Writer Unboxed

Do You Have This Important Tool In Your Writer's Toolkit? By Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

Of Sentences and Stories by Craig Lancaster at New Wave Authors

On Reading and Learning From Books by Ava Jae at Writability

The Good Seed V by Donald Maass at Writer Unboxed

Guest Author Tiffany Reisz: Forget He Said, She Said – Three Easy Tricks For Better Dialogue at The Other Side of the Story

Shut the Front Door: Swearing in YA by Chelsea M. Cameron at YA Indie

From the Slush Minion's Diary #13 Confidentiality by Patty Jensen at Must Use Bigger Elephants

Writing – It Doesn't Have To Be Solo (Or Done in Quiet Places) – Guest Post by Johnell Kelley and Robbyn Hill at Mystery Writing is Murder

The Writing Rules Are Just Tools by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

A Case of the Wobbles by Raewyn Hewitt at Dreaming of Other Realms

Discovering the Form of Writing You Were Meant For by Ollin Morales at Courage 2 Create

Guest Post by Becca Puglisi: On Pacing, the Ultimate Balancing Act at The Word Is My Oyster

From the Slush Pile to Sold! By Patty Smith Hall at Novel Rocket

Revision/Editing

After the First Draft: Part 2 by Mooderino at Moody Writing

Formatting Your Manuscript For Your Editor by Jamie Chavez at Read>Play>Edit

Guest Author Emily Wenstrom: How One Editor Learned to Edit Herself at The Other Side of the Story

Does This Word Count Make My Book Look Big? By Michael Ehret at Novel Rocket

Author Platform

Twitter Traffic and 5 Bad Habits That Won't Help You Get It by Daniel Sharkov at Reviewz 'N' Tips

Extra Ether: Shadowy Platforms by Porter Anderson at Jane Friedman

WANA Commons – Beautiful Blog Images Without the Worry by Kristin Lamb at Kristin Lamb's Blog

Where Should I Focus My Time? Tips For Social Media Use by Robert Lee Brewer at My Name is Not Bob

Without Love There Is No Community – Taking Back #MyWANA by Kristin Lamb at Kristin Lamb's Blog

Marketing

How to Choose an Excerpt to Showcase Your Novel by Roz Morris at Nail Your Novel

The Modern Author and the “Amateur” Book Review Bloggers at Wise Ink

The Slap-Your-Head Simple Secret For Selling More Books at DuoLit

Becoming a Pro Writer and Selling Thousands of Books a Month With CJ Lyons by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

Book Marketing Toolbox – Free Conference Pro by Dana Lynn Smith at The Savvy Book Marketer

Add a 'Buy This Book' Widget to Your Website by Diana Dilworth at GalleyCat

Taking the Author Out of Self-Promotion by April L. Hamilton at Indie Author

Publishing

Interview With New York Times Bestselling Author, Tammara Webber by Rebecca Berto at Novel Girl

About Negative Reviews by C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

Fiction River: Kris and I Are Returning to Editing by Dean Wesley Smith at Dean Wesley Smith

The Ebook Royalties and Aggregator Charts Have Been Updated by Gary McLaren at Publish Your Own Ebooks

Self-Publishing Podcasts and Interviews by Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Top Ten Tips From Molly Ker Hawn at The Slush Pile

How to Get Your Book Rejected: A Former Big 6 Editor Gives 5 Tips For Sure-Fire Rejection by Ruth Harris at Anne R. Allen's Blog

The Self-Publishing Stigma: Do We Deserve It? At Wise Ink

Why I Signed With a New York Literary Agent by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

How Indie Authors Can Work With Trade Publishers by Orna Ross at How to Successfully Self-Publish

Top Ten Query Mistakes by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Bones Wires Cover Art Giveaway by Sharon Bayliss at Curiosity Quills

How to Benefit From a Negative Review: Yes, It's Possible by Henry O. at Novel Publicity

Passive Guy Speaks by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

Are Your a Rookie or a Professional? By Peter DeHaan at Rachelle Gardner

Waiting on Wednesday...and Thursday...and Friday by Ash Krafton at QueryTracker

Should You Still Publish Paperback? By LM Preston at YA Indie

We're Moving From a World of Gatekeepers to a World of Influencers by Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford

The 7 Elements of Design – Speed Dating Edition by Allie at Allie B Books

New Writers – Patience by Elizabeth S. Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder

What's Life Really Like as a Published Author by Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

To Ship Or Not to Ship: That is the Question by Nick Thacker at LiveHacked

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