Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share!
Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips
The Illusions of Money, Power, and Fame | Goins, Writer
The Writers Alley: HELP! My family hates when I write....
Small--But Vital--Tasks for Off Days: #4 is the Worst
What Jiro Dreams of Sushi means for writers | Nathan Bransford, Author
Writing Tips & Inspiration
Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Self Defense | WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
Writability: Plot Essentials: The Darkest Hour
The Moment In Your Story That Changes Everything
How to Start Writing When You Won’t Start Writing
The Pros and Cons of Plotters and Pantsers
Fiction University: On the Road at Now Novel: An Easy Exercise for Coming Up With Novel Ideas
Series—Keeping Things Fresh Without Alarming Readers | Elizabeth Spann Craig
4 Great Reasons Why Your Hero Needs A Special Skill or Talent | WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
Author, Jody Hedlund: The Why's, When's, and What-Not's for Opening a Story
In Fiction, Nothing Is Forbidden, Everything Is Permitted « terribleminds: chuck wendig
Scene: Fast or Fast-Paced?
Fiction University: Prologues: Not as Evil as You Think
Here’s How Bestselling Author CJ Lyons Writes - Copyblogger
When Choosing Themes, Write What You Don’t Know
Writability: So You Want to Write YA Sci-Fi?
Revision & Editing Tips
Feedback: What a Critique Group can Do for Your Story--And It's MORE than You think!
Author Platform Tips
Anne R. Allen's Blog: Tweet THIS, Not That! 12 Things Not to do on Twitter
Getting Our Work Out There (A Look at Wattpad) | Elizabeth Spann Craig
Do You Need to Rethink Your Author Website's Key Elements?
Facebook Ads: Should Indie Authors Buy Them? by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
The Writers Alley: How Fast Should My Blog Grow with Edie Melson
Book Marketing Tips
Using SlideShare For Marketing Fiction And Non-Fiction Books | The Creative Penn
How to Launch Without a Rocket Engine or Jet Fuel (or blood, sweat, and tears)
How To Market Your Writing To Sell More Books | Write to Done
Publishing News & Tips
Writer Unboxed » So You’re Going to a Writers Conference
Being Forced to Sit in the Backlist | Hugh Howey
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing… #4: You Need An Agent to Sell Overseas |
A Warts-and-All Guide to Kickstarter: What Works and What Doesn't (Plus Where We Royally Screwed Up) - Copyblogger
Fiction University: Is Your Indie Book Violating Copyright Laws?
Waiting to Be Published? That's a Stupid Strategy | Goins, Writer
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Time to Reform Copyright
A Quaint System for Publishing | Hugh Howey
Stuff Does Not Sell Itself: An Interview with Guy Kawasaki | Goins, Writer
The Next Author Earnings Report | Hugh Howey
Amazon and Hachette Go to War | Hugh Howey
Money, Writing And Life With Jane Friedman | The Creative Penn
How To Increase Piracy | David Gaughran
e-Book Cover Design Awards, April 2014 — The Book Designer
Russell Blake » 10 Things I Wish I’d Been Told