Monday Must-Reads [08/05/13]

Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads. Tons of really good tips this week so I included extra links. Be sure to check out Dean Wesley Smith's Writing in Public posts. They really helped me the last time he did this, and he's basically the main reason I'm finally so close to publishing myself (after getting my butt in gear and proving I can write every single day). Anyway, hope you enjoy and share.

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Maria Murnane on a Day in the Life of a Professional Writer - BookBaby Blog

A Beginning Meditation Guide for Writers « Courage 2 Create

The Writers Alley: Writing against resistance: or, How to do what you don’t want in order to get what you do want

How to Finish Your Novel (While Life Goes On) — Aliventures

Writing Tips & Inspiration

I’ve started my novel – is it too late to write a plan? | Nail Your Novel

John Steinbeck’s Six Tips for Aspiring Writers | Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Ten Thoughts On Story « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Look… No, You Look: Writing Male and Female PoV by Rayne Hall | Novel Girl

Author, Jody Hedlund: An Important Technique for Adding Momentum to a Slow Plot

The Other Side of the Story: She's Such a Character: 8 Tips for Creating Characters

Day 0… It’s Still July for Me | Dean Wesley Smith

Writing in Public: Day One: Slow Start But Good End | Dean Wesley Smith

Writing in Public: Day Two: Not Great | Dean Wesley Smith

Revision & Editing Tips

10 Visual Steps To Self-Publishing Your Book On Amazon – ReadWrite

How to Edit Your Own Book: Tips from Authors on the Revision Process - BookBaby Blog

Developmental Editing with Alan Rinzler [Video Interview] — The Book Designer

First Readers v. Manuscript Critique

Author Platform Tips

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Social Media Secrets Part II: How to Blog your Way out of the Slush Pile and onto the Bestseller List

VIDEO: Audience Development for Writers | Jane Friedman

10 Minutes Each Day Can Get You The Audience You Want | Write to Done

Standard Pages for A Fiction Website | Author Media

17 Things the Best Blogs Have that Yours Might Not

Book Marketing Tips

Three Ways Marketing Fiction Differs from Marketing Nonfiction | Goins, Writer

How To Win Followers and Influence Readers on Wattpad | Lindsay Buroker

Top Free & Paid Services to Promote Your Kindle Books (Guest post) | 30 Day Books

Book Launch: A Three-Step Plan to Increased Visibility • Ryan Casey

Publishing News & Tips

I published a book, now what? - Rinelle Grey

Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: #1 | Dean Wesley Smith

Another Update on ACX and My Thoughts so Far | Mystery Writing is Murder

The Business Rusch: Dreams and Bestsellers « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Did Someone Say It Would Be Easy? | Catherine, Caffeinated

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Ch1.2 Trad-Pub, Small-Pub, Digital Only, or Indie First?

Choosing fonts for your self-published book — Ksenia Anske

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: How to Not Get Eaten By Sharks, Ch 1.1 Authors Beware

All About Audiobook Narration With Voice Talent Veronica Giguere | The Creative Penn

A Full-time Indie Author Answers Your Questions: Part 1 | Lindsay Buroker