Friday Features #9


Pencils, Pens, and Writing From the Heart: The Beauty of Low-Tech Blogging by Judy Dunn at Cat's Eye Writer

How Great Writers Prepare for Big Projects by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Great Artists (and Writers) Steal by Je ff Goins at Goins, Writer

The Secret to Making Your Writing Sessions More Productive by Krissy Brady at Krissy Media Ink

Great Writers Start Ugly by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

When A Picture Helps You Create a Thousand Words by Kate Lord Brown at The Creative Penn

Creative Well Running Dry? Try a Writing Prompt by Susan Bearman at Write It Sideways

What Fresh Obsession by Ann Aguirre at Writer Unboxed

Take a 6-Minute Writing Break NOW! At Wise, Ink

7 Top Productivity Books for Content Marketing Success by Roger C. Parker at Content Marketing Institute

The Difference Between Starting and Building by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

Work the Plan by Chris Brogan at Chris Brogan

Great Writers Connect With Other Writers by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer

JulNoWriMo – Write a Novel in July! By Nick Daws at Nick Daws' Writing Blog

The 500-Words-A-Day Challenge: Are You Game? By Rebecca Maxwell at Procrastinating Writers

Are You a Writer? Then You Have to be a Superhero! By Cindy at The Writers Alley

Don't Think. Just Do. By Ollin Morales at Courage 2 Create


No links this week.

Writing Advice

Can Writers Earn a Living Writing Just One Book a Year? By Jody Hedlund at Jody Hedlund

Fun With Grammar: To Boldly Split Infinitives by Phy at Author Culture

The Four Story Pillars by Amy Deardon at QueryTracker

Understanding the Role of Emotion: 5 Ways It Can Help You by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Great Advice We Don't Always Follow by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

What's Changed and What Hasn't by Rachelle Gardner at Rachelle Gardner

Spelling Matters Too: I-Before-E by Liz Bureman at The Write Practice

Most Common Mistakes Series: How to Spot and Fix Non-Reactive and Over-Reactive Characters by K.M. Weiland at Wordplay

How to Write Your Truth, Even in Public by Sarah Baughman at Write It Sideways

The Undistracted Writer's Guide to... Uh, What Was I Saying? By Jeff Goins at Write It Sideways

The No-Moping Zone by Keith Cronin at Writer Unboxed

Hard Work and Getting Lucky by Ann Greenwood Brown at Writer Unboxed

25 Ways to Fight Your Story's Mushy Middle by Chuck Wendig at Publetariat

Do Your Characters Make Enough Mistakes? By Ava Jae at Writability

5 Ways to Get Out of the Comfort Zone and Become a Stronger Writer by Kristin Lamb at Kristin Lamb's Blog

Deepen Your Characters – Tips From Susan May Warren at The Writers Alley

Hey, James Patterson Stole My Plot! By Anne R. Allen at Anne R. Allen's Blog

Let's Talk Dialogue by Allie at Allie B Books

Using Setting as Character: A Tip for Novelists by MaryLu Tyndall at Rachelle Gardner

Your Protagonist Must Decide by Joe Bunting at The Write Practice

A Twist in the Tale by Karen Schravemade at The Writers Alley

Excerpt Critique Call for Submissions, June '12 by Suzannah at Write It Sideways

The Definitive Guide to Successful Online Writing by Karen Daniels at Write to Done

Trademark is Not a Verb: Guidelines From a Trademark Lawyer by Brad Frazer at Jane Friedman

J.F. Penn's Writing Has Led to Big Book Sales, International Speaking Career by Monica Carter Tagore at Writer's Living


No links this week.

Author Platform

The Blogger's Essential WordPress Guide: 13 Top Tutorials by Darren Rowse at ProBlogger

Using Pinterest as a Reader, Writer, and Author by Livia Blackburne at A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing

Write a Guest Post by Gary McLaren at Publish Your Own Ebooks

Sharpen Your Blogging Habits: 7 Keys to Blogging on a Consistent Basis by Kristin Nador at Kristin Nador Writes Anywhere

5 Mistakes of New Fiction Writers by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

Twitter Content Strategy by Adam Justice at Social Media Sun

Pen Name: How to Create Yours by Jennifer Blanchard at Procrastinating Writers

Lessons Learned in Social Media by Allie at Allie B Books

How to Map Your Way to a Streamlined Social Media Experience by Kristin Nador at Kristin Nador Writes Anywhere

5 Useful Twitter Tools That Will Save You Lots of Time and Energy by Daniel Sharkov at Reviewz 'N' Tips


The Randomness of Bestsellers by Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford

Be Narrow-Minded: 11 Questions to Turn a Target Market into a Reader Profile by Shannon at DuoLit

Has a Customer Ever Seen You Naked? By Danny Iny at Write It Sideways

Amazon Bestseller: Top Ten Tips For Hitting #1 on the Amazon Store by Rachel Abbott at The Creative Penn

Anatomy of Book Discovery: A Case Study by Patrick at Goodreads

Email Marketing Tips by Chris Brogan at Chris Brogan


BlogWorld #1: “Should I Self-Publish Or Get a Book Deal?” with Scott Stratten and Jim Kukrai by Ali on Aliventures

The Secret Myth of Traditional Publishing by Dean Wesley Smith at Dean Wesley Smith

Beyond Smashwords: My Plans to Upload Ebooks Directly to Apple & Kobo by Lindsay at Lindsay Buroker

Kobo Announces New Publishing Portal, Kobo Writing Life by Gary McLaren at Publish Your Own Ebooks

Picking Fonts For Your Self-Published Book by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer

How Amazon Saved My Life by Jessica Park at Publetariat

How to Get Your Self-Published Books Into Bookstores by Ben Galley at How to Successfully Self-Publish

How to Survive the Query Wars by Ava Jae at Writability

How to Upload Ebooks Directly to Apple/iTunes with Danielle Burdon by Lindsay at Lindsay Buroker

Words to Avoid When Pitching Your Book at Wise, Ink

The Odds by C. Hope Clark at C. Hope Clark

Which links were your favorite? Did I miss anything?