Friday Features #56 [5/4-5/4/13]

Welcome to this week's edition of Friday Features! Loads of gems this week! Hope you enjoy and share. 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Author, Jody Hedlund: On Growing Older and Wiser . . .

How To Maximize Your Word Count And Write More Every Day « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Writability: 25 Helpful Writerly and Twitter Terms

Writing Tips & Inspiration

7 Tips For Aspiring Writers - The Huffington Post

Only connect: how to wake a dormant muse | Nail Your Novel

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 17 Steps to a Reader-Grabbing Title

5 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Boost Your Writing Career | The Creative Penn

kseniaanske - Blog - Starting to write a novel is EASY

Eddy has a Question About My Answer to Doug’s Question | Hugh Howey

The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attributes Entry: Butts

How To Write Whether You Feel Like it Or Not | The Write Practice

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: What House-Sitting Teaches You About Writing

Single Point of Failure | Mystery Writing is Murder

Writers, Forget About Your Weaknesses! - BookBaby Blog

Three Rumors About Dialogue | The Write Practice

You Have Permission To Write, Publish And Connect | The Creative Penn

kseniaanske - Blog - Art is not about COPYRIGHT, it's about COLLABORATION

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: When Your Character Makes the Wrong Choice

Writability: How to Avoid Writing Info-Dumps

The Bookshelf Muse: Hiding Emotions: Just Act Normal

How To Unblock Your Creative Flow | InkyBites

The Writers Alley: Tips to Treasure: Writing Tips with Siri Mitchell

The 7 Types of Plots: The Quest | The Write Practice

Writing Travel Memoir, Tackling Risk And Adventuring With Alastair Humphreys | The Creative Penn

Your Book In One Sentence Pt 2 | Moody Writing

5 Ways To Stay Motivated in Your Writing Career - BookBaby Blog

Energize Your Writing with this Easy Trick | The Write Practice

How to Be Less Scared of the Blank Page | Jane Friedman

Fixing a Bad Beginning and Pacing Mysteries (and Probably Other Genres, too) | Mystery Writing is Murder

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Most Common Mistakes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialect

Bold Storytelling Statements That Are Almost Always True | Storyfix

Revision & Editing Tips

No links this week.

Author Platform Tips

Writer Unboxed » Everything You Need to Know About the Retweet

101 Tweetable Quotes For Authors | Author Media

Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter: Share What You Read, Rate and Add | WG2E

Author, Jody Hedlund: Social Media for Writers: A Kool-Aid Drinking Cult?

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Gangs of New Media: Twitchforks, the Hive Mind, and “Social Lasers of Cruelty”

Our Secret Blog Post Formula | Author Media

Book Marketing Tips

How to Market a Book and Strengthen Your Author Platform with Goodreads | Your Writer Platform

The Book Promotion Checklist for Indie Authors | The BookBaby Blog

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: NetGalley for Indie Authors

Defining a winning strategy – update | Rachel Abbott – Writer

Lessons Learned From Bestselling Indie Authors On Writing, Publishing And Book Marketing | The Creative Penn

Publishing News & Tips

Getting the Most out of Smashwords | Indies Unlimited

Self-Publishers Want Millions From Penguin | Courthouse News Service

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Top 10 Questions from New Writers: Answers to Your Most Burning Questions

Doug has a Question | Hugh Howey

Writing for a Living: Preparing for a Career in Making Stuff Up • Ryan Casey

Trends in Self-Publishing: a breakdown | ALLIE B BOOKS

Ageism and Writing: Why to Take Pride in Your Age • Ryan Casey

Synopsis Support | Moody Writing

NA Alley: Bloomsbury Spark

Agents Represent Authors - Rachelle Gardner

Gut Check: How Bad Do You Want It? (Publishing Success, That Is!) — Self Publishing Team

I Self-Published: What Next? A Guest Post from Devon Trevarrow Flaherty | Catherine, Caffeinated

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: How (Not) to Publish

Amazon and Keywords: How to Choose Keywords that Work | WG2E

Minimizing Risk as a Writer—a Guide for the Risk-Adverse | Mystery Writing is Murder

The Alliance of Independent Authors Welcomes Legal Action Against Author Solutions and Penguin | Successful Self-Publishing. The Alliance of Independent Authors's Blog.

Crowdfunding for Authors: Tips to Make Your Campaign Successful | The BookBaby Blog

5 Ways to Get Your Book into Bookstores - The Savvy Book Marketer

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Blood Moon and Having Control

QueryTracker Blog: Do I Need a Literary Agent?

Before you spend money on publishing services, read this | Nail Your Novel

The Other Side of the Story: Take Two: When to Start a Sequel

Will My Publisher Let Me Self-Publish Too? - Rachelle Gardner

NA Alley: Interview with cover artist Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations!

Writer Unboxed » On Rejection and Beyond

Indie Authors: Get One Link To Your Book In All Amazon Stores | Successful Self-Publishing. The Alliance of Independent Authors's Blog.

The New World of Publishing: What Is A Print Run, Grandpa? |

The Author Exploitation Business | David Gaughran