Monday Must-Reads [07/15/13]

Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads! I've been out of the country and readjusting to reality, so get ready for a super edition of your favorite place to go for must-read posts. Tons of useful stuff (as always). Hope you enjoy and share! And if you enjoy YA fiction, be sure to check out excerpts from Unbreakable Love, coming soon :)

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

My Top 5 Online Tools | Catherine, Caffeinated

When It’s Time To Listen | kristin nador writes anywhere

Finding Time – or Making Time – to Write — Aliventures

My Experiment with Early Morning Free Writing Sessions : @ProBlogger

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Four Keys to Finding Time For Your Creative Work

8 Online Productivity Tools For Writers | The Creative Penn

Are You On Track? Mid Year Review Of Writing Goals | The Creative Penn

The Writers Alley: The POWER of an HOUR

10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive | Kristen Lamb's Blog

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Faster, Authors, Faster!

QueryTracker Blog: Fighting the Summer Slow Down with a Fast Draft

What to read next - spring/summer 2013 [infographic]

Writability: 9 Distractions for Waiting Writers

How The Pomodoro Technique Can Help You Draft Your Book In Just 3 Weeks - While Still Having A Life | Write to Done

6 Ways out of Writing Slump | Fiction Notes

Keeping Up Writing On Holidays | The Write Practice

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Savvy Authors - Sexual tension, without any…you know…sex by Alice Gaines

What Makes You Put Down a Book?

Writing Magic « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Chalk One Up for Outlining | Mystery Writing is Murder

50 Rantypants Snidbits Of Random Writing & Storytelling Advice « terribleminds: chuck wendig

How to Write With an Accent | The Write Practice

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Brandilyn Collins

11 Articles That Will Inspire You to Finish Your Next Book - BookBaby Blog

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Pacing by Ann Voss Peterson

The Other Side of the Story: An Easy Tip for Developing Story Ideas

The Other Side of the Story: 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Setting

QueryTracker Blog: At the Scene: The Establishing Shot & Your Novel

Natalie Goldberg Quotes on Writing: "Good Books Will Come Out of You"

The Five Best Books on Writing You'll Ever Read • Ryan Casey

Those Annoying Exclamation Points!!! - Rachelle Gardner

The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attribute Entry: CURVY Body Type

Picking character names — Ksenia Anske

Genre jumping — Ksenia Anske

Writing Fantasy: A Short Guide To The Genre | The Creative Penn

Mining Your Central Plot Nugget: A Lesson In Writing From John Grisham | The Creative Penn

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: 5 Ways to Limit Your Character's Options - and Make Your Story Better

Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: How to Make Adverbs Work for You

Revision & Editing Tips

4 low-cost ways to get writing tuition if you can’t afford an editor | Nail Your Novel

Author, Jody Hedlund: The Most Important Kind of Edit a Book Needs

10 Simple Tips for Self-Editing | Writing Forward

Style Guides for Good Grammar and Consistency | Writing Forward

Writability: Writing Tip: Listen to the Rhythm of Your Words

Author Platform Tips

Two Writers Who Are Killing It on Twitter

what pictures are okay to pin on pinterest - Google Search

6 Basic Things Every Reader Wants From Your Blog |

How to start a blog — Ksenia Anske

7 Ways to Write Better Blog Posts (Plus 7 Bonus Links) — Aliventures

How to Add a Plugin to Your Wordpress Site | Author Media

Author Blogging 101: Top 7 Strategies for Blog Marketing — The Book Designer

Writer Unboxed » Are You Building An Audience Of Writers, Not Readers?

3 Reasons Why Facebook Can't Replace Your Author Website

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Is Your Author Website Working Against you? Top 10 Things to Avoid on your Author Site or Blog

Book Marketing Tips

Is Using a Free Ebook Still a Viable Strategy for Increasing Overall Sales on Amazon? | Lindsay Buroker

Author, Jody Hedlund: What's the Difference Between an Influencer and a Book Reviewer?

5 Book Promotions That Work — Self Publishing Team

Writability: 5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Authors

Promoting Your Book Through a Goodreads Giveaway

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Building Your Fanbase by Toni Tesori — The Book Designer

Sell More Books by Optimizing Your Metadata by Joanna Penn

Connect With More Readers in Just 5 Minutes by Toni Tesori

7 Secrets to Loving Book Promotion (Even If You're an Introvert) | Mystery Writing is Murder

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: How to Make a Book Trailer

How Can You Sell More Books Through Your Blog? | Lindsay Buroker

Publishing News & Tips

Writer Who Plagiarized Bestselling Authors Linked To Suspicious Accounts - GalleyCat

PubMyBook: Design and Format An Ebook like Pro! – Part 1

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Carlos Cooper

Brandon asks about ISBNs and LCCNs | Hugh Howey

The New World of Publishing: Helping Readers Find Your Work |

Crowdfunding for Authors: Is it right and is it right for you?

The Business Rusch: Life-Changing Events « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Should you change your book’s cover? Tips for success | Nail Your Novel

Choosing a path to publication — Ksenia Anske

Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing: What's Right for You? | Writing Forward

A Guide To Rights And How You Can Exploit Them As An Indie Author With Orna Ross | The Creative Penn

Writer Unboxed » Dealing with a Bad Review

Publishing: 7 Things Lessons Learned From My First Book Deal | The Creative Penn

Writability: YA: It’s Not a Genre

Hell With What Sells « terribleminds: chuck wendig

World War Word: A Book Formatting Story by Tina Chan — The Book Designer

Free Print Book Resource for Authors — The Book Designer

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Richard Denoncourt

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Lisa Grace

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Patrick Balester

Freedom isn’t Free—5 Common Tactical Errors in Self-Publishing | Kristen Lamb's Blog

The New World of Publishing: Making a Living with Your Short Fiction Updated 2013 |

The Alliance of Independent Authors – a Q&A with Orna Ross | David Gaughran

Affordable book cover designers for self-published authors | Novel Girl