Friday Features #48, #49, #50

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Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

How Fast Can You Write? | The Write Practice

Writer Unboxed » Tips for Writing and Working Full-Time

BookBinding: Making A Travel Notebook | The Creative Penn

Your life isn’t complete if you haven’t read… (Part 2) | Novel Girl

The #ThankAWriter Project | Nathan Bransford, Author

Time Management for Writers Who Work from Home | The BookBaby Blog

Writability: Reading: Do You Prefer E-Books or Print?

Slow Down Your Hectic Writing Life With a 'Pause' Button | Write to Done

What and Where is Your Favorite Bookstore? - BookBaby Blog

Tax Advice For Writers: Office-At-Home Deductions | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Voice Recording as a Writing Tool | Mystery Writing is Murder

How to Find Time to Write | The Write Practice

Ink or keyboard? When a computer-loving writer prefers a pen | Nail Your Novel

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Wordplay: Why You Need to Be Excited About Every Single Thing You Write

Wordplay: 2 Steps to Streamlining Your Dialogue

The Writers Alley: Setting With the Click of a Camera

Imperfect Dialogue: Making Characters Sound Real | Fiction Notes

The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attributes Entry: Faces

The Writers Alley: Capturing the Heart and Feel of a Small Town

From Concept to Completion: A 90-Day eBook Journey | InkyBites

The Writers Alley: Writing A Setting Of Where You've Never Been

25 Ways To Be A Happy Writer (Or, At Least, Happier) « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Killing Off A Character | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

How I Became a Full-time Writer | Goins, Writer

When You Want to Quit Writing | The Write Practice

Writability: Why I Keep Every Draft of My WIP

How Boxing Can Make Us Better Writers–Lesson Two ENDURANCE | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Delivering the Sizzle | Transformational Editor

Writability: On Writing and Giving Up

So you want to write a novel… but where do you start? | Rachel Abbott – Writer

8 Common Creative Writing Mistakes | Writing Forward

When to Start or Stop a Series | Mystery Writing is Murder

QueryTracker Blog: A Character By Any Other Name

Writer's Block: Overcome It By Following The Map | Write to Done

It’s Half-Past “You Should Quit Writing” O’Clock « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Focusing on the Writing First | Mystery Writing is Murder

Ruth Harris Reports #15: Block Busters (as in Writer’s Block) – Part One | WG2E

Writing From an Authentic Teen Viewpoint | Write It Sideways

The Other Side of the Story: Getting What's in Your Head into the Story

How Being Tired Can Make You a Better Writer | Kristen Lamb's Blog

New Project Reveal – Part 5: Genre | EM Castellan

10 Writing Exercises to Break You Out of Your Creative Rut | The BookBaby Blog

Author, Jody Hedlund: My Writing Journey (Part 1)

The Writers Alley: Creating Memorable Secondary Characters

25 Turns, Pivots, And Twists To Complicate Your Story « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Tell The Reader Why Part 2 | Moody Writing

How to Name Your Characters | The Write Practice

The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attributes Entry: Fingers

The Other Side of the Story: Be Your Own Book Doctor

What makes a perfect thriller? | Rachel Abbott – Writer

Stressed-Out Characters – Just the Way We Want Them--Guest Post by Diane Krause | Mystery Writing is Murder

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Top 10 Sentence Slip-Ups

On Writing And The Fear Of Judgment | The Creative Penn

The Clock is Ticking—5 Tips for Tighter, Cleaner Writing | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Are You Too Old to Write a Bestseller?

The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attribute: Toenails

Writer Unboxed » The Voice

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 3 Ways to Make Your POVs Equally Interesting

Thoughts on Unreliable Narrators | Mystery Writing is Murder

Where First Drafts Go Wrong and How to Get That First Draft Done

Finding Bliss: You Have Pacing Issues, My Friend.

Finding Calmness in an Age of Distraction | Nathan Bransford, Author

Writability: Pitch Tip: Remember Your Stakes

QueryTracker Blog: No Excuses.

The Bookshelf Muse: Clarity In Writing & The Curse of Reader Assumption

5 Ways To Add Sparkle To Your Writing | Write to Done

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: What's Your Superpower? | Writing Forward

How Storytelling Is Like Tantric Sex « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Character Profile Template — ready to download | Novel Girl

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Motivation-Reaction Units: Cracking the Code of Good Writing

Author, Jody Hedlund: The Key to Successful Storytelling

Writer Unboxed » Be a Copycat

Further and Farther: Adventures in Grammar

Don’t Let Fifty Shades Of Grey Pee In Your Wheaties, Writer Types « terribleminds: chuck wendig

The Writers Alley: Heroes of Austen - Part 3

Revision & Editing Tips

Common Mistakes Writers Make by Editor Claudette Cruz | Lindsay Buroker

Why Hire an Editor? | Catherine, Caffeinated

How to Revise Your Novel Through a Read Aloud Writing Workshop | The BookBaby Blog

5 Red Flags Your Story Needs Revision | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Writability: Revisions: Don’t Be Afraid to Make (Big) Changes

Author, Jody Hedlund: One Simple Trick That Makes Editing Less Painful

The Other Side of the Story: Are You Looking for a Critique Group or Partner?

The Writers Alley: Fasting Drafting...Edits?

Do You Have a Psychic Vampire Critique Partner? | Kristen Lamb's Blog

The C Word for Writers…as in…Critique Groups | WG2E

Author Platform Tips

25 Terrible Things You Should Never Include In Your Twitter Bio « AllTwitter

Don't Think of Pinterest as Social Media - Rachelle Gardner

12 Ideas for Email Updates (You’ll Actually Enjoy Writing) — Self Publishing Team

6 Things Readers Want from Your Author Website | Author Media

How to Edit a Retweet Before you Publish It on Twitter.com - Blogging with Amy

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

5 Mind-Blowing Facebook Stats — Self Publishing Team

But Do You *Like* Like A Facebook Page? | India Drummond

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Is it Really Time for Authors to Stop Blogging?

The Ultimate List of Google+ Tips - Blogging with Amy

We Grow Media – Dan Blank » The Dirty Secret of Author Platform (Hint: It’s Difficult)

It's Time for Writers to Stop Blogging by L.L. Barkat

Can Social Media Tools Make us a Social Tool? | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Author, Jody Hedlund: Giving Readers Novel-Boards on Pinterest

7 Ways Buffer Will Change Your Life — Self Publishing Team

Book Marketing Tips

Goodreads CEO Reveals A Remarkably Easy Way To Sell More Books | Bestseller Labs

5 Steps to Boost eBook Sales - Listening to Readers - The Huffington Post

Hugh Howey Reveals His Single Most Valuable Self Promotion Tool - GalleyCat

Twitter Promotion Tips for Authors | The BookBaby Blog

Book Marketing: 9 Activities to Boost Your Author Career | The Creative Penn

Where Can Authors Advertise for the B&N, Apple, and Kobo Stores? | Lindsay Buroker

10 Winning Marketing Strategies for Your Self-Published Book | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Ebooks For Real: EBook Gift Cards from Livrada and Enthrill by Shelley Sturgeon — The Book Designer

Reader Engagement Tip: Tease Your Book Cover on Vine - BookBaby Blog

How To Target Beta Readers, Reviewers, and Bloggers [Sample Letters Included]

Socially Awkward – Why Your Online Friends Don’t Buy Your Book | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

“Promo that works!” from New York Times Bestselling Author Gemma Halliday | WG2E

How to Connect with Readers Using Wattpad | Lindsay Buroker

How To Write An eBook, Part 9: Launch Day | InkyBites

Finding Bliss: Boost Book Sales with a Blog Tour or Blast

Basic Book Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors | The BookBaby Blog

Social Media for Authors: 10 Musts for Social Book Marketing | The BookBaby Blog

Don’t Panic: KDP Select Still Works, You Just Might Have To Work It A Little Differently | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Do Not Misunderstand Kickstarter « terribleminds: chuck wendig

How To Write An eBook, Part 8: Putting Together A Launch Plan | InkyBites

Five Indie Author Tips For A Successful Live ebook Launch | Successful Self-Publishing

Writer Unboxed » The Bad PR Hangover (and How to Avoid It)

Publishing News & Tips

Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music - NYTimes.com

Best Practices for Putting Together Your Digital Book| BiblioCrunch | Self Publishing Blog

Oregon Girl Abroad: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Publishing Your First Novel

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #30 — The Book Designer

Book Design Elements And Interior Formatting With Jane Dixon Smith | The Creative Penn

The New World of Publishing: The Assumption of Agents | Dean Wesley Smith

Goodreads' success story [infographic] | Ebook Friendly

Having Trouble Getting Your Ebooks from Smashwords to Apple? Try Draft2Digital! | WG2E

Indie Authors: Six Questions To Ask Before You Self-Publish. | Successful Self-Publishing

Ask Catherine: More Answers | Catherine, Caffeinated

Multiple Ebook Platforms: Apple, Kobo, Kindle, Nook, PDF | Fiction Notes

8 Keys to Self-Publishing Success Today — The Book Designer

You Oughta Be in Pictures - Rachelle Gardner

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Authors: Please Say No to Bad Contracts

How Ebook Sales Affect Traditional Sales | Mystery Writing is Murder

Why Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads Is A Good Thing | David Gaughran

Amazon to Acquire Goodreads | Publish Your Own Ebooks

Author, Jody Hedlund: My Writing Journey (Part 2)

Authors: What Do You Do When a Reader Asks You For a Free Copy of Your Book? | WG2E

Amazon and Goodreads | Hugh Howey

A Perspective On Early Success in Publishing | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Agent-Assisted Self-Publishing and the Amazon White Glove Program | Jane Friedman

Writing Contests - When to Enter, When to Run | The BookBaby Blog

Are You Afraid of Pirates? | WG2E

Writer Unboxed » How to Write a Screenplay: 7 Starting Tips for Adapting Your Own Novel

Does Your eBook Need an ISBN? | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Are African Writers And Readers Ready For The eBook Revolution? | The Creative Penn

Writers, Are You Wasting Your Time Submitting to Agents? | Lindsay Buroker

The Last Few Weeks in Books 3/21/13 | Nathan Bransford, Author

Guy Kawasaki’s APE: Offset Printing for Self-Publishers — The Book Designer

Getting A Book Deal And Launching A Bestselling Non-Fiction Book With Marianne Cantwell | The Creative Penn

When an Agent Gives Up - Rachelle Gardner

Make a Living as a Writer, Part 2 - Rachelle Gardner

Make a Living as a Writer - Part 1 - Rachelle Gardner

Best and Worst Self-Publishing Services | Successful Self-Publishing

The New World of Publishing: A New Slush Pile | Dean Wesley Smith

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Joe Answers Your Questions

It Could Happen To You! (It Almost Definitely Will NOT, Though…) | Catherine, Caffeinated

e-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2013 — The Book Designer

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Exclusivity

Atomization: Publishing as a Function Rather Than an Industry | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Win Agents and Influence Editors - Rachelle Gardner

Anne R. Allen's Blog: So You Want to Use Song Lyrics in Your Novel? 5 Steps to Getting Rights to Lyrics

Indie Authors: Are You Happy To Be Pirated By Google? | Successful Self-Publishing

The New World of Publishing: Publishing Reversion Clauses | Dean Wesley Smith

My Advice to Aspiring Authors | Hugh Howey

The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

How Self-Publishers Are Changing Publishing #4 | Successful Self-Publishing

QueryTracker Blog: Five ways to keep up your motivation

Uncovered Books: The Future of Self-Publishing? • Ryan Casey

Writer Unboxed » Post-traumatic publicity disorder: More tips to avoid a bad PR (hangover) experience

Writer Unboxed » Tips for Writers on How to Work Smoothly with a Graphic Artist

Writer Unboxed » 5 Industry Trends Requiring Every Writer’s Attention

The Bookshelf Muse: Juggling Genres...Brilliance or Pure Folly?

Writability: Writing & Publishing: Does Age Matter?

Publishers Behaving Badly, Part… I’ve Lost Count | David Gaughran

Go-To List for Helpful Indie Rescources | WG2E

Keeping Your Already-Published Ebooks up to Date | Lindsay Buroker

Ask Catherine: The Answers | Catherine, Caffeinated

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Harlequin Survey

Sell Your eBook in Japan: Apple Expands iBookstore to Japanese Market

Have You Submitted Your Book for a B.R.A.G. Medallion? - BookBaby Blog

Ella Distribution Publisher Information | Dean Wesley Smith

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The #1 Reason for #QueryFails—How to Avoid Automatic Rejection from a Reviewer, Agent, Editor or Blogger

Top 10 Tips For Self-Publishing Print Books On Createspace | The Creative Penn

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Backlist Then and Now