Monday Must-Reads [03/10/14]

Yes, I'm alive :) Monday Must-Reads is back! Phew. The past couple of weeks has been...whoa. We're in the middle of buying a house. That plus my already time-consuming day job, toddler...(did I mention I coupon?) No worries, though. Your must-read list of tips is finally here (double-edition!).

Fun & Productivity Tips

Writer Unboxed » On the Care and Feeding of Writers

Backing Up Our Work | Elizabeth Spann Craig

The Author Monthly Planner: A Freebie to Organize Your Writing and Marketing Life — Self Publishing Team

Giving away and selling your books yourself — Ksenia Anske

Is Fear Driving You Forward or Dragging You Under? | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Procrastination Be Gone! Tips for Staying Focused as You Write.

“No Time" is No Excuse - LiveHacked

How To Complete Every Writing Project You Start: Become a Completion Addict | Write to Done

You don't have to write every day | Nathan Bransford, Author

Let’s Be Unrealistic | Hugh Howey

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Is There a Place for the Slow Writer in the Digital Age?

10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing | Jane Friedman

The Writers Alley: Writing space makeover reveal!

Balancing Writing & Life—The World Rewards Finishers NOT Perfection | Kristen Lamb's Blog

The Aggressive Work Ethic of Highly Creative People - Copyblogger

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Writing Emotion: Does Your Hero Shrug, Smile & Frown Too Much? | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Writing—So Easy a Caveman Can Do It | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Writability: Plot Essentials: Inciting Incident

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Finding the Balance When Writing About Violence

QueryTracker Blog: If Writers Wrote Every Scene Like A Sex Scene...

The Courage to Throw It All Out – And to Start Again

Author, Jody Hedlund: 6 Key Things to Consider When Developing Characters

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): 5 Ways to Hook Your Readers

5 Writing Exercises To Keep You on Top of Your Game | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Understanding Character Wounds: A List Of Common Themes | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS

15 Quick and Dirty Writing Tips

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Titles: The First Impression a Novel Makes

The Writers Alley: Pucker Up … and kiss like you mean it!

The Structure of a Novel - Rinelle Grey

Writing Exercise: Describe One Things Ten Ways « terribleminds: chuck wendig

How Pre-Made Book Covers Inspire My Writing

Author, Jody Hedlund: A Quick 5-Point Checklist for Writing a Scene

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Find the Help You Need, When You Need It

False Teeth and Blue Eyes: Keeping Track of Characters

Revision & Editing Tips

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Tightening Your Novel With a Preposition Patrol

Writability: How to Make Cuts Without Losing Anything Useful

Critiques Make Your Writing Better, So Grin and Bear Them

How To Write Well: 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips | Write to Done

Self-Editing--Common Errors and Easy Fixes | Elizabeth Spann Craig

Author Platform Tips

A scientific guide to writing great headlines on Twitter, Facebook and your Blog - The Buffer Blog

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Are You Ignoring This Simple Platform-Building Tool? How to Comment on a Blog

To Do: A Social Media Spring Clean | Catherine, Caffeinated

Writer Unboxed » Should You Be On Twitter?

Creativindie | Freedom, adventure and impact for indie authors and artists

Every Writer Needs a Tribe (Have You Found Yours?) | Goins, Writer

How to Get More Blog Traffic, Part 2 - Amy Lynn Andrews

Making the Most Out of 140 Characters | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

25 Tips For Speaking To Other Humans On The Internet « terribleminds: chuck wendig

How to Know When Your Web Design is Done - Copyblogger

Beginner Week: My 43 DOs and 25 DON’Ts of Blogging : @ProBlogger

Author Website: HOW?

WHEN to Start Your Author Website?

Recommended Resources for Your Author Website

Author Website Series: Table of Contents

The Business Rusch: Social Media Part 2 (or Discoverability Part 10 continued) « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Psychology of Color: Is Your Color Choice Making or Breaking Your Website? : @ProBlogger

9 Things No One Tells You About Blogging. One of Them Really Sucks.

Book Marketing Tips

The Business Rusch: With A Little Help From My Friends (Discoverability Part 11) « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

11 pre-release buzz and exposure tips for authors | Novel Girl

Is Kindle Countdown the new Free? Keeping books visible in 2014 | M. Louisa Locke

Creativindie | Freedom, adventure and impact for indie authors and artists

Why do They Read? | Transformational Editor

Publishers Weekly Ignores The Real Scandal At LA Times Festival of Books | David Gaughran

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Discoverability, or The Two Hundred Pocket

Publishing News & Tips

Only $500? Here's How I'd Do It... (SPA #2) - LiveHacked

Is Binge Reading the New Binge Watching? | Publishing Perspectives

A Self-Publishing Checklist for First-Time Authors

Selling Books At Kobo And Publishing News With Mark Lefebvre | The Creative Penn

What's Changed in Publishing? - Rachelle Gardner

Diversify Your Publishing: Why Amazon’s ACX Royalty Change Matters « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Amazon Author Central | Elizabeth Spann Craig

What Is Your Definition Of Success? How Do You Measure It? | The Creative Penn

Indie Publisher: The New Publishing Entrepreneur by Nina Amir — The Book Designer

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Becoming a Self-Published Author

Writability: Why Mega-Successful Authors are Good News for Everyone

Writer Unboxed » Measures of Success

How To Earn More From Your Writing: The Simple Yet Neglected Secret | Write to Done

Scribd introduces unlimited eBook streaming service - BookBaby Blog

Writer Unboxed » Beyond Dickens: Trends and Tech in Serial Fiction