Friday Features #53 [4/15-4/21/13]

Welcome to this (incredibly late) edition of Friday Features. As you can see, I'm going to start including the date. Hope that helps. Look for another Friday Features by tomorrow for this past week. Now that school is pretty much over for me, Friday Features should actually be posted every Friday (until July/August anyway). Hope you enjoy and share!  

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

How to Consistently Write 1000 Words a Day | Search Engine Journal

Jerry Seinfeld's Productivity Secret

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Be a Better Writer: Get Organized

X Hits the Spot: Why .DOCX is Better than .DOC for Authors Using Word by Tracy R. Atkins — The Book Designer

The future librarian [infographic]

London Book Fair: The Writer’s New Year’s Eve | Catherine, Caffeinated

Taxes and Writers - Rachelle Gardner

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Karen Woodward: Hugh Howey's 3 Rules For Writing

Ghost Novel: Day 3 | Dean Wesley Smith

Finding Bliss: Writing With the All the Senses

Ghost Novel: Day 2 | Dean Wesley Smith

Writer Unboxed » When to Hold Em’ and When to Fold Em’: Knowing If Your Manuscript is Worth Fighting For

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Refine Your Characters With the Pizza Test

Never Have Writer's Block Again

The Other Side of the Story: How to Format Remembered Dialog

Five Writing Tips for Kicking Writer’s Block and Getting Inspired | Writing Forward

Favourite quotes for writers and readers — Part 2 | Novel Girl

The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attributes Entry: Neck

Writability: 5 Truths I Wish I Knew When I Began Writing

Working on Multiple Projects | Mystery Writing is Murder

Yum! Why You Should Use Food in Your Stories | The Write Practice

Writer Unboxed » Flog a Pro: 50 Shades of Grey by E L James

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Writing Fast | Dean Wesley Smith

QueryTracker Blog: Five Dialogue Dilemmas to Avoid

Five Writing Myths that Lead to Eternal Dissatisfaction • Ryan Casey

Writer Unboxed » Finding a Good Title

Aligning with Your Dreams: Write as if Your Life Depends Upon It

Keeping the Murderer Secret until the End | Mystery Writing is Murder

The Other Side of the Story: What Downton Abbey Can Teach us About Tension

How To Finish Your Best Writing Day Ever « Courage 2 Create

The Art of Character: The Five Cornerstones of Dramatic Characterization | The Creative Penn

4 Ways to Improve Your Writing with an Online Writing Workshop | The BookBaby Blog

The Flip Side: Writing Villain Protagonists | The Write Practice

Recording Our Ideas | Mystery Writing is Murder

My Name Is Not Bob: Facebook Groups Are Great for Writers (Zara Hoffman guest post)

Revision & Editing Tips

Reading Not Like A Reader | Moody Writing

Author Platform Tips

But I Don't Want a Blog | Indies Unlimited

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Author Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts for Writers Using Social Media

The 6,528 Word Guide to Choosing Your Main Social Media Battleground

Writer Unboxed » Hacks for Hacks: How to PWN Twitter

How to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure From Hackers | Author Media

The Definitive Guide to Setting Up and Marketing a Podcast to Help Grow Your Blog : @ProBlogger

How to Use Pinterest for Writing Ideas and Inspiration

Taking a Social Media Break – Does It Have Consequences for Your Author Brand?

6 Reasons to Attend a National Conference | Fiction Notes

How to Set Up a Professional Twitter Profile | Author Media

The Indie Author's Guide to Facebook Fan Pages | Wise Ink

7 Reasons Why MailChimp is Better than Constant Contact for Author Newsletters | Author Media

3 Ways to Improve Your Author Website Today | Jane Friedman

Get Started With Google+ | Chris Brogan

Book Marketing Tips

Give It Away | Indies Unlimited

7 ways to conduct a successful crowdfunding campaign | Build Book Buzz

We Grow Media – Dan Blank » Writers: Focus on Reader Discovery, Not Book Discoverability

What kids think of books, reading and technology [infographic] | Ebook Friendly

Feeling Stuck? End Book Marketing Paralysis in Just 5 Minutes — Self Publishing Team

Author, Jody Hedlund: What Makes a Reader Pick Up a Book By a Debut Author?

Do BookBub Ads Work to Find New Readers? | WG2E

Microdomination: Branding, Content Marketing And Social Media With Trevor Young | The Creative Penn

9 things you wish you knew before your first TV interview | Build Book Buzz

Five-Star Book Corner – a guest post from Victoria Twead | Rachel Abbott – Writer

Author, Jody Hedlund: The Modern Author's MAIN Job

The Back Road to Success – defining a winning strategy | Rachel Abbott – Writer

Publishing News & Tips

Amazon Releases a New Tool for the Indie Graphic Novelist – Kindle Comics Creator

Why Amazon Bought Goodreads | Washington Post

Readers Don't Owe Authors Sh*t - The Huffington Post

Book marketing, self-publishing – and should you seek a publisher? All the fun of the London Book Fair 2013 | Nail Your Novel

How to Publish an E-Book: Resources for Authors | Jane Friedman

London Book Fair RoundUp 2013: An Author's Perspective | The Creative Penn

Who Owns E-book Rights From Old Publishing Contracts? | Nathan Bransford, Author

“When Can I Use Work By Another Artist?” « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Writability: Query Tip: Keep Track of Your Submissions

The Other Side of the Story: From Brain to Bookshelf: An Author’s Timeline

Why Some Traditionally Published Writers Aren’t Self-Publishing | Mystery Writing is Murder

How Leeland Artra Is Rocking the Amazon Sales Charts with His First Book | Lindsay Buroker

Rejections happen: Here are some of the reasons why, plus how to deal with the inevitable disappointment | Novel Publicity

Natalie Gayle on “What I Would and Wouldn’t Do Again as a Self-Publishing Newbie” | WG2E

Should I Self-Publish an eBook or Wait to Get a Book Deal? | The BookBaby Blog

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

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Fair Use

Anne R. Allen's Blog: What are Algorithms—and are They Killing the "Kindle Revolution"?