Friday Features #22

Inspiration/Motivation/Productivity

Guest Post: Change Begets Growth by Becca Puglisi at Susan Kaye Quinn

Ugh, What Do I Write About? The Struggle For Ideas by Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story

How to Write Consistently by Ava Jae at Writability

8 Writing Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You by Ali Luke at Aliventures

Behind Every Great Writer by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

How to Meet Your Writing Deadlines Every Time by Krissy Brady at Write It Sideways

Writing Stress: Why It’s Okay to Take a Day Off by Ryan Casey at Ryan Casey

The Easiest and Hardest Part About Writing by Katie Tallo at Write to Done

Research

No links this week.

Writing Tips

Don’t Leave Your Characters in Limbo by Melissa Tydell at The Write Practice

Five Books to Read Before You Publish at Wise, Ink

How to Be a Writer: 201 Compelling Tips by Mary Jaksch at Write to Done

Good Endings Are Hard to Find by Mooderino at Moody Writing

Every Character is Important by Ava Jae at Writability

Five Tips to a Kick-Ass First Draft by Allie at Allie B Books

Writing Wednesday: MG vs. YA — Plot by Beth Revis at Beth Revis

What is “Strong Writing”? by E.M. Castellan at E.M. Castellan

Is the Cliffhanger Ending Overrated? By K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

When Less is More: Taking Away Elements to Fix a Problem Scene by Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story

Revision/Editing

How to Choose a Copyeditor by C.S. Lakin at How to Successfully Self-Publish

Author Platform

The Hub and Outpost Method of Social Media Marketing by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

Marketing

5 eBook-Selling Secrets Every Author Should Know by Toni Tesori at Publish Your Own Ebooks

The Biggest Secret of Book Marketing Success by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

What is ONE Thing That You Have Done That Brought You More Readers? Advice From Indie Authors by Laura Pepper Wu at 30 Day Books

Five Reasons Why Your Book Cover is…*Gasp* an Advertisement by Allie at Allie B Books

Where Can You Promote Your Free Ebook? By Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Do Book Trailers Sell Books? By Amanda Brice at YA Indie

The Stephen King Guide to Marketing by Jason King at Jane Friedman

Publishing

The Kobo Self-Publishing Platform: An Author’s Guide by Molly Greene at Novel Publicity

Sue Quinn: It’s a Great Day to Be a Writer by Susan Kaye Quinn at The Bookshelf Muse

Building a Full-Time Writing Career Slowly with Lindsay Buroker by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

Secrets of a Great Pitch by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

How to Sell Advanced Reader Copes as a Self-Published Author by Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Adding Your Ebook to Goodreads by Tamara Ward at The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing

It’s All in a Name! by Sibel at The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing

Self-Publishing Myth #3 — Self-Publishing is Easy by Ryan Casey at Ryan Casey

The 3 Most Common Indie Author Oopsies by Shannon of Duolit at Catherine, Caffeinated

Posts You Might Have Missed This Week

8 Twitter Hashtags to Get and Keep You Writing

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