Monday Must-Reads [04/23/14]

Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads. Some awesome gems this week. Hope you enjoy and share. 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

My Journey in Creative Writing: One Word I am Omitting from my Vocabulary

Don’t Make It Perfect. Just Make It Better.

Introverted: The Writer's Power and Downfall

Writing Tips & Inspiration

dulemba: PLANNING YOUR NOVEL: IDEAS AND STRUCTURE by Janice Hardy - Guest Post and Giveaway!

Ten things to do to win a writing contest | Self-Publishing Review

The Writers Alley: Melody Plotting Along with Disney - The Song of Hope

Three Tactics to Stop Letting Inspiration Rule You

Writing a large cast of characters – with Black Sails | EM Castellan

Story Starters: Ten Fiction Writing Prompts

Author, Jody Hedlund: The Importance of Throwing Our Readers for a Loop

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Slinging Slang: The Case for Made-Up Words

Writability: How to Write a Great Antagonist

QueryTracker Blog: What FROZEN Teaches Us About Storytelling & Publishing

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): How Do You Cross "the Line" and Take Your Novel to the Next Level?

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Oh, That's Subtle: The Little Things Holding a Story Back

Writer Unboxed » The Art of Creating Memorable Villains Whatever Your Genre

Ten Things I’d Like To Say To Young Writers « terribleminds: chuck wendig


Steven Salmon on writing with cerebral palsy | Nathan Bransford, Author

Writability: A Note to New Writers

Revision & Editing Tips

Online tools and apps that will help you revise your writing

Five Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Cheat Sheet : @ProBlogger

Writer Unboxed » What to Do with a Franken-Draft

How to know when you're done revising your manuscript

Author Platform Tips

Twitter Custom Timelines - How To Set Them Up & What To Use Them For

We Miss You! A Creative Re-Engagement Email Campaign

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How to Write Blog Content: 9 Tips to Entice Readers to Your Author Blog

It's Time to Get Intentional About Blogging | Goins, Writer

This Landing Page Converts at 22.9%. Make One in 25 Minutes.

Book Marketing Tips

No links this week.

Publishing News & Tips

The Yellow Light Reversion Clause | Hugh Howey

Bella’s Bookshop | Hugh Howey

Using Kickstarter For Graphic Novels With Ben Galley | The Creative Penn

Beth Revis: The Slutshelf

Is Amazon Saving Indie Bookstores? | Hugh Howey

Why Are Romance Authors Better at Marketing & Promotion? [Smart Set] | Jane Friedman

What I would’ve done differently if I was publishing my 1st novel again — Ksenia Anske

The Great E-book Pricing Question | David Gaughran

Embrace the Tech Authors Need to Succeed by Jason Matthews — The Book Designer

A sample contract agreement between an author and a book cover designer | Creativindie

Self-publishing vs. Traditional: Some Straight Talk | Nathan Bransford, Author

e-Book Cover Design Awards, March 2014 — The Book Designer

Can Writing and Self Publishing Novellas Be Profitable? (Pros & Cons) | Lindsay Buroker