Monday Must-Reads [08/19/13]

Time for another edition of Monday Must-Reads, and there are so many helpful tips! Hope you enjoy and share! 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Seven Most Useful Writing Apps for Authors | Where Writers Win

Author, Jody Hedlund: Why Saying "I'm Too Busy" Is Just an Excuse

The Other Side of the Story: Guest Author Michael J. Martinez: Using Excel to Outline (+ a Giveaway!)

Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: #2 | Dean Wesley Smith

How I Stopped Waiting to Become a Writer, Quit My Job & Launched My Dream : @ProBlogger

The Collapse of a Writing Routine by Frances Kazan

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Writability: How to Write Realistic Dialogue

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Ch 3.7 Emotional Judo: Lack of Support for Your Writing

Indie Life Wednesday—The Best Thing You Can Say To an Author | laurenwaters

QueryTracker Blog: Chaptering: Those Magical Last Lines

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Ch 3.6 Four (Nasty) Lies We Tell Ourselves About Writing

The Bookshelf Muse: Get Into The Fight: How to Write Action That Won’t Show You’ve Never Thrown a Punch

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Ch 3.5 Owning the Writer Title

Writer Unboxed » Rethink: A Post about Life and Death and Fear

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Ch 3.4 How to Be Brave

The Other Side of the Story: World Building 101: The Foundation

Where Do You Find Ideas for Writing?

Revision & Editing Tips

Self-Editing for Everyone Part 4: The Weakeners - Bridget McKenna

5 Tips to Create a Writer’s Group that Lasts | The Write Practice

Writability: How to Determine a Good CP Match: Trial Runs

The Writers Alley: Six Vital Questions to ask your First Readers

Laser, Hacksaw, Spanner, Hammer: A Post About Editing « terribleminds: chuck wendig

To Revise or Not to Revise | Fiction Notes

Confessions of a Writing Group Virgin | Write It Sideways

Author Platform Tips

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Social Media Secrets, Part III: What Should an Author Blog About?

11 Must-Haves for Author Websites - BookBaby Blog

Blogging Time Management: The Main Tip - Blogging with Amy

37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked | Copyblogger

Book Marketing Tips

What is a Street Team? | BiblioCrunch

How To Market A Book Launch Lessons Learned And Print Edition Available | The Creative Penn

Release Activities for the Reluctant Promoter | Mystery Writing is Murder

Bella Andre: Why Presentation Matters for Your Book's Success - BookBaby Blog

Publishing News & Tips

On Writing, Self-Publishing And The Business Of Being A ProWriter With James Scott Bell | The Creative Penn

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Patrice Fitzgerald Interviews Hugh Howey

How to Sell Books From Your Website: Top 3 E-commerce Solutions for Authors by Anne Hill — The Book Designer

But why can’t I? | ALLIE B BOOKS

The Business Rusch: The Biggest News of The Summer « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition (Guest Post By Delilah S. Dawson) « terribleminds: chuck wendig

QueryTracker Blog: How Novelrank Works, And Why We Care

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

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Why Go to A Writers Conference? 10 Reflections and 10 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Conference Experience

How Indie Authors Sell a Million Books Overnight | How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks