Monday Must-Reads [04/14/14]

Welcome to this week's edition. My favorite article this week (an absolute must-read) was Dan Blank's "Your Life is Not Tetris." Two other extremely helpful articles are "No More Excuses About Writing" and "Lessons Learned From a Game Changing London Book Fair 2014," both at The Creative Penn. Hope you enjoy and share! 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Why You Should Step Away From Your Desk and Live

tammara webber: Twelve Things About Writers

Your Life is Not Tetris – Stop Trying to Shove More Stuff Into It

No More Excuses About Writing. Fire The Muse And Go To Work. | The Creative Penn

Reading | Elizabeth Spann Craig

Moving Forward When Life Goes Sideways | kristin nador writes anywhere

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: Guest Post: 2 1/2 Indie Resources I Can't Live Without by Becca Puglisi

The Writers Alley: Packing More into Your 24: Habits of the Highly Creative

25 More Things To Know About Toddlers « terribleminds: chuck wendig

A profile of independent author Joanna Penn

17 Ways to Make the Most of Your Writing Time – Even When It’s Limited — Aliventures

Undecied about Scrivener? 4 Advantages and a Big Question

How To Boost Your Creative Juices By Using Your Nose

2 Books Every Novelist Should Read Annually

Writing Tips & Inspiration

5 Reasons Reporters Make Good Writers… Most of the Time ­

Writer Unboxed » The Thrill of the Write

Character Skills and Talents: Survival Skills | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Beth Revis: I'm not a feminist, but...

Writer Unboxed » The Importance of Letting ‘Em See You Sweat


Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Are Your Characters Too Stupid To Live?

Writability: So You Want to Write YA Paranormal?

The Writers Alley: How blogging can help your novel-writing

Drafting Your Novel: Expanding from Within | Elizabeth Spann Craig


Author, Jody Hedlund: 3 Areas That Suffer in Quantity-Driven Writing

Writing Fiction: 5 Lessons From Game Of Thrones | The Creative Penn

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): The Key to Creating Suspense Is...

Writability: How to Choose Book Comps

Writing Process--Developing a Story Idea | Elizabeth Spann Craig

Revision & Editing Tips

Your Draft Revision Road Map

What is Developmental Editing and Why Should You Use It?

2 Amazing Ways To Revise Your Novel (And When To Use Them) | Write to Done

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): On Critiquette and Beta Reader Etiquette

Author Platform Tips

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette for Writers

Writability: Why Tumblr is Useful for Bloggers

How to Make the Most out of your Social Media | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Book Marketing Tips

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: Guest Post: Seven Reasons to Join a Collective by Infinite Ink

Getting Book Reviews and Building a Relationship with Readers | Lindsay Buroker

Publishing News & Tips

eBook Formatting 101 | Indies Unlimited

Author Expenses

Lessons Learned From A Game Changing London Book Fair 2014 | The Creative Penn

The Complete Guide to Query Letters | Jane Friedman

How to make an audiobook using ACX | Nail Your Novel

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Copyright Demystified

QueryTracker Blog: Books We Can't Live Without: The Business Version

Is Publishing in Trouble or Not—Decide! [Smart Set] | Jane Friedman

Give that Piece a Second Chance | Hugh Howey

The Business Rusch: Stand Up For Yourself « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

15 Ways To Improve KDP – Progress Report | David Gaughran

The Best Writing Podcasts For Authors & Writers | Author MediaAuthor Media

The Great E-book Pricing Question | David Gaughran