Friday Features #17

Inspiration/Motivation/Productivity

Think Like an Old Man by J.A. Pitts at Genreality

Mental Health Series: Emerging From the Panic Room of Anxiety Disorders by Kristin Nador at Kristin Nador Writes Anywhere

7 Tips Pros Use to Get Words on the Page by Diana Kightlinger at Men With Pens

Unlocking Your Great Future – 5 Keys to Writing Success by Kristen Lamb at Kristen Lamb's Blog

Getting Past Perfectionism with “Free Writing” by Karen Schravemade at The Writers Alley

Breaking Up BAD: The Big Amorphous Deadline by Kristie Lewis at Procrastinating Writers

Why You Need to Allow Yourself to Suck by Ollin Morales at Courage 2 Create

Becoming the Happy Writer by C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

Comic: Will Write For Chocolate by Debbie Ohi at Writer Unboxed

Start Doing What You Love Right Now by Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

6 Laws For Becoming a Career Author by Shannon at DuoLit

How to Use Evernote to Increase Your Blogging Productivity by Kristin Nador at Kristin Nador Writes Anywhere

The Writer's Marathon by Elspeth Antonelli at The Blood-Red Pencil

How to Journal: 6 Tips to Boost Your Creativity and Polish Your Writing (Part 2) by Cheryl Craigie at Write to Done

Unproductivity Fuels Productivity by Katie Axelson at The Write Practice

Research

Psychology Q&A: Schizophrenia & Police Work by Carolyn Kaufman at QueryTracker

Writing Advice

What's In a Name? Naming Your Characters – Guest Post by Jodie Renner at Mystery Writing is Murder

Most Common Mistakes Series: How You May Be Killing Your Story's Tension by K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

Improve Your Character Instantly: Just Add a Ghost by K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

If Something Matters In Your Story, Your Characters Must Earn It by Roz Morris at Nail Your Novel

The Secret Weapon of Crafting Effective Heroes by Larry Brooks at StoryFix

How to Choose a POV Character by Ava Jae at Writability

Storyboarding 101 by Julia M. Reffner at The Writers Alley

Flip the Script: Start Anywhere by Jael McHenry at Writer Unboxed

7 Ways to Use Brain Science to Hook Readers and Reel Them In by Lisa Cron at Write to Done

Write What You Don't Know by Melissa Tydell at The Write Practice

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

How to Put More Emotion Into Your Writing – Guest Post by Joanna Campbell Slan at Mystery Writing is Murder

Lost in Transition by Raewyn Hewitt at Dreaming of Other Realms

Why Use Multiple POVs? By Ava Jae at Writability

The Emotion Post Game Show by Becca Puglisi at The Writing Lane

Writing For an Audience/the Marketplace by Elizabeth S. Craig at Mystery Writing is Murder

Revision/Editing

Confusing Words by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Discussion: On the First Reading of Your WIP by Ava Jae at Writability

After the First Draft: Part 3 by Mooderino at Moody Writing

Guest Author Corinne Duyvis: Fast Drafting, Fast Editing at The Other Side of the Story

5 Reasons Why Being Able to Give a Good Critique Makes You a Better Writer by Allie at Allie B Books

Author Platform

Putting the Social Back in Social Media by Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

A Step by Step Guide to Installing a WordPress Blog on Your Own Host – Stress Free by Ramsay at Blog Tyrant

Social Media Balance: Why Quality Beats Quantity by Ryan Casey at Ryan Casey

Writers, Why It's Time to Renew Your Love Affair with Pinterest by Kristen Lamb at Kristen Lamb's Blog

Why the Reclusive Writer Needs People Skills by C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark Mistakes Writers Make on Twitter by Robert Kroese at New Wave Authors

How to Build the Writing Platform of Your Dreams Using Social Media by Nick Thacker at Write to Done

Social Networking: What Are You Getting From It as a Writer? By Cindy R. Wilson at The Writers Alley

How Plugins Can Take Your Author Website From Okay to Outstanding by Laura Pepper Wu at The Book Designer

Pinterest For Indie Authors by L.C. Giroux at The Writer's Guide to E-Publishing

How to Lose Followers and Alienate People by Lianne Froggatt at ProBlogger

Marketing

The New World: Publishing: Killing Your Sales One Shot at a Time by Dean Wesley Smith at Dean Wesley Smith

So You Published Your Books – Now What by L.M. Preston at YA Indie

Book Trailers – How to Get People to Buy Your Book! By Emerald Barnes at YA Indie

Advertising Your Freebies by Karin Cox at The Writer's Guide to E-Publishing

Marketing Magic Muggle Writers Can Learn From J.K. Rowling's Pottermore by Daniel McInerny at The Creative Penn

D.D. Scott's The First One is On Me Campaign by D.D. Scott at The Writer's Guide to E-Publishing

Audio: Interview with Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

The New World: Publishing: Killing Your Sales One Shot at a Time: The Second Foot by Dean Wesley Smith at Dean Wesley Smith

How to “Kickstart” Your Creative Project by Mary DeRosa Hughes at InkyBites

Are You Hitting the Bullseye with Your Target Audience? By Melissa K. Norris at Rachelle Gardner

Teachers and Writers...Forgetting Someone? By C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

Publishing

Just How Do Those $&%*# Amazon Algos Work Anyway? By Phoenix Sullivan at Phoenix Sullivan

The Two Biggest Mistakes Publishers Make That Screw Over Authors at Wise Ink

The Rejection Reaction by Keith Cronin at Writer Unboxed

The Bonfire of the Straw Men by David Gaughren at Let's Get Digital

Can You Afford to Be Fashionably Late to the Digital Party? By Bob Mayer at Publetariat

The Seven Principles of Design by Allie at Allie B Books

Self-Publishing 101: 3 Traits of Successful Indie Authors by Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Pros and Cons of Small Presses by Jessica Knauss at Rachelle Gardner

Indie versus Traditional: Do Traditionally Published Authors Work Harder? At Wise Ink

Five Common Writer Scams – Explained! [Guest Post] by Lila at DuoLit

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