Monday Must-Reads (06/24/13)

Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads. If you read anything on this list, read the very last article from Catherine, Caffeinated. Absolute best series I've ever seen on self-publishing and every single thing you need to do. Anyway, hope you enjoy and share! 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Authors: How Are You Backing Up Your Manuscripts and Business Files? | WG2E

How To Stop Procrastinating Before It’s Too Late | The Write Practice

Write FAST and Furious! Learning to Outrun “The Spock Brain” | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Writing Tips & Inspiration

The Other Side of the Story: How to Write Characters Who Don't Sound Like You

The Other Side of the Story: 10 Traits of a Great Protagonist

The Other Side of the Story: Make it Stick – The Art of the Chapter Ending

Writability: Writing Tip: Know Your Character Truths

Beginning at the End | Hugh Howey

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Are You Over-Thinking Your First Draft?

Revision & Editing Tips

Not Found | Hugh Howey

The Bookshelf Muse: Using a Critique Checklist, or, How Not to Look Like a Twit

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Smart-Edit Software Video Tutorial

Author Platform Tips

Should You Blog Your Novel? - Rachelle Gardner

Authors + Content + Readers = Wattpad | Molly Greene: Writer

The Three NEVERs of Social Media | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Anne R. Allen's Blog: 7 Ways Authors Waste Time "Building Platform" on Social Media

How to Start a Blog - The Ultimate Guide

The Best Way to Track Site Statistics | Author Media

Book Marketing Tips

10 Free (or Mostly Free) Book Launch Strategies | The BookBaby Blog

Authors: Try BookRooster for Amazon Reviews | WG2E

Save Time In Getting Book Reviews And Formatting Book Sales Descriptions With Jim Kukral | The Creative Penn

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: All About Serials...

The New World of Publishing: Stop Submitting Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers |

e-Book Cover Design Awards, May 2013 — The Book Designer

What do Self-Published Authors Need? | Hugh Howey

How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish (PART II) | Catherine, Caffeinated