Monday Must-Reads [05/12/14]

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

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

How to Value your Writing | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

You Are Totally Going To Die « terribleminds: chuck wendig

TMI: May Include Butt Stuff « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Transitioning from Fiction to Nonfiction: 4 Easy Steps | Elizabeth Spann Craig

Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Basic First Aid | WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The New Golden Age of Short Fiction: 12 Reasons to Write a Short Story This Month

It is Insane to Write and Publish a Book. There, I Said It. | We Grow Media

Fiction University: Did You Hear That? Showing Sound

Writer Unboxed » What Kindergarten Got (And Still Gets) Really, Really Wrong, Part One

The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever | Writing Forward

Fiction University: What Scandal Can Teach Us About Plotting and Tension

Passages of Time and Transitions | Elizabeth Spann Craig

3 Reasons Why Letters and Diaries Are Essential to Your Story | The Write Practice

Author, Jody Hedlund: 3 Cautions For Adding Research Into Stories

Fiction University: Four Questions to Ask to Make Your Scenes Pop

11 Inspiring Quotes from the World’s Best Writers | Catherine, Caffeinated

QueryTracker Blog: Book We Can’t Live Without: The Writer Version

Writability: 7 Signs You Should Cut Your Prologue

Revision & Editing Tips

The Stages of Editing - Rachelle Gardner

Author Platform Tips

Tips for Writers Using Pinterest - Social Media Just for Writers

Writer Unboxed » Getting Started on Twitter

Google+ Hangouts For Authors by Krizia — The Book Designer

A Cheaper Way to Start a Blog - Amy Lynn Andrews

Get the Scoop on Fair Image Usage | WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

How to Brand Yourself without a Red Hot Iron and Cow (or blood, sweat, and tears) | CJ Lyons

Friday Fiction Update: The First of Many... • Ryan Casey

Book Marketing Tips

Answering the Question: Why Haven’t I Been Able to Build up a Fan Base Yet? | Lindsay Buroker

Book Soundtracks? Now Possible with Booktrack | Where Writers Win

Publishing News & Tips

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Tend Your Garden

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: Bite-Sized Ideas #amwriting #amthinking

Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing… #3. No One Buys New Writers | Dean Wesley Smith

Fiction University: Trad vs. Indie Publishing: A False Dichotomy

Why Are Harlequin Profits Declining? by Jane Friedman

The Role of (Non-Religious) Faith in the Writing Life by Jane Friedman

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: On Being Yourself #amwriting #alwayswriting

The Secret to Following Someone | Hugh Howey

Self-Publishing #Fails — The Book Designer

OMG! What if B&N Closes? - Rachelle Gardner