Friday Features #51

Welcome to this week's edition of Friday Features! Remember, no need to click on every single link. Click on the stuff that jumps out at you :) Hope you enjoy and share. 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Camp NaNoWriMo is On Now! | Publish Your Own Ebooks

A Room of My Own: Six Words That Changed Everything

The Other Side of the Story: It's Okay to Take a Break From Writing (or Blogging)

QueryTracker Blog: Cloud Storage for Writers: Comparison & Caveats

9 Sure-Fire Ways To Meet Your Next Writing Deadline « Courage 2 Create

Writing Tips & Inspiration

An Intro to Shadow Stories | Procrastinating Writers

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 8 Tips for Awesome Dialogue

Les Edgerton Shows How to Write Amazing Dialogue–Part 2 AN EXERCISE | Kristen Lamb's Blog

5 Ways First Pages of Novels Go Wrong | Fiction Notes

The Writers Alley: Can a Place have a Pulse?

The Other Side of the Story: Wisdom for Writers From Steve Jobs (Yes, THAT Steve Jobs)

Les Edgerton Shows How to Write Amazing Dialogue–Part 1 | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Writing Fiction. What Is Urban Fantasy Anyway? | The Creative Penn

Suicide, Writer’s Block, and Doing the Best You Can | Write to Done

First Sentences of Great Books - BookBaby Blog

Worry About the Writing, Not About Being a Writer | Jane Friedman

Ten Secrets to Write a Story | The Write Practice

The Writers Alley: Creating Fictional Settings

The Writers Alley: A change of scene: creating atmospheric contrast

The Bookshelf Muse: Communication Breakdown

Choosing Character | Moody Writing

F*** The Straight Line: How Story Rebels Against Expectation « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Writer Unboxed » Notes From a Desk (2): Respecting Your Process

The Writers Alley: Setting that Sparks the Senses!

Revision & Editing Tips

Structural Editing For Self-Publishers | Catherine, Caffeinated

Author Platform Tips

10 Ways Proven to Draw Readers to Your Novel’s Website | Author Media

Is Your Author Website Working for You or Against You?

Legal and Effective Pinning on Pinterest - Rachelle Gardner

How To Get People To Read Your Blog | Catherine, Caffeinated

We Grow Media – Dan Blank » Platform is Craft

Writability: Twitter for Writers: Are You Following These Accounts?

How to Find Images for Your Blog with Photo Pin - Blogging with Amy

21 Critical Tasks to Perform as Soon as You Start a Blog (+1 Extra)

WordPress.COM vs. WordPress.ORG — Which Is Better for Writers? | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Author, Jody Hedlund: The Changing Nature of Blogging for Fiction Writers

But Do You *Like* Like A Facebook Page? | WG2E

The Author Platform: Are You Being Cautious, Or Just Lazy? | Catherine, Caffeinated

How To Use Twitter Lists | WG2E

Creating blog posts & promo materials that go viral (no graphic design skills necessary) | 30 Day Books

Book Marketing Tips

How To Use Kickstarter To Fund Your Next Book Project | Author Media

Use Twitter to Supercharge Your Book Launch | Author Media

Give Customers What They Want? - Rachelle Gardner

KDP Select Part 3: BookBub & How to Top the Amazon Charts • Ryan Casey

Finding Bliss: Marketing Middle Grade Fiction

Publishing News & Tips

10 ways to find reviewers for your self-published book

Writer Unboxed » So You Want to Find an Agent?

Self-Publishing Goals: Increase Your Income Streams | WG2E

Decrying the Evil Empire of Publishing While Piloting One of Its Battle Cruisers? | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Self-Publishing in 30 Minutes and 50 Seconds — The Book Designer

A Writer's Guide to Types of Publishing Companies | Writing Forward

MyBookTable - A Better Way To Sell Your Books - Rachelle Gardner

When Self-Publishing Is Just Screaming Into The Void « terribleminds: chuck wendig

The Public Library: Historic Artifact or Adaptive Success? (infographic) | Publetariat: For People Who Publish! |

Ebooks grew from 2% to 23% of the book sales market [infographic]

Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons

We Grow Media – Dan Blank » Why Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads Changes Nothing for Writers & Readers

Writability: Query Tip: Do Your Research