Monday Must-Reads [08.25.14]

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

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Learn to Manage Time or It Will Manage You | Social Media Today

Eight Questions: Interview with Mimi Strong - Sterling & Stone

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Writability: How to Write Awesome Kiss Scenes

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: Try The New Thing

How to Prioritize Your Writing Ideas | Writing Forward

Three Guidelines for Writing Villains | The Writing Practice

Hooking Readers with Amazing Cliffhangers: SPP #120 - Sterling & Stone

Fiction University: Writing Basics: The Inciting Event

Polling Your Intestinal Flora: How A Writer Cultivates Instinct « terribleminds: chuck wendig

3 Essential Questions for Better Backstory

Author, Jody Hedlund: Put Your Best Work Out There: Avoid These 25 Newbie Writer Mistakes

Writability: Vlog: Do You Tell People You're a Writer?

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: Forget About Readers

Revision & Editing Tips

Fiction University: Whee! How Kids' Games Can Make Revisions Fun

Fiction University: One Road at The Pen and Muse: How to Trim Words From Your Manuscript

Author Platform Tips

How to get more email subscribers by using a P.S. - Amy Lynn Andrews

Twitter Marketing Strategies for Authors and Writers - LiveHacked

Writer Unboxed » Networking for Writers

The Writers Alley: Three Social Media Rules After a National Tragedy

Book Marketing Tips

How to get readers interested in your book — Ksenia Anske

Self-Publishing And The Bookstrapper's Guide To Book Marketing With Tucker Max. Podcast Episode 193 | The Creative Penn

Book Marketing With Visual Content. 7 Ways To Stand Out With Images. | The Creative Penn

Fiction University: 5 Guidelines for Approaching Book Review Bloggers

Giving books away for free AND making money — Ksenia Anske

Goodreads Giveaways: Don’t Do What You’re Told | Catherine, Caffeinated

Publishing News & Tips

B&N unveils Samsung/Nook co-branded tablet | The Bookseller

Are Pre-Orders Right For You? | Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

Anne R. Allen's Blog: 10 Obsolete Beliefs that Can Block Self-Publishing Success

Stuff I Want to Know | Hugh Howey

Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: On The "Stickiness" of Books

How Do You Get Reviews for Your FIRST Book? | Lindsay Buroker

E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Writers, are you ready for WriteOnCon 2014? | EM Castellan

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