Monday Must-Reads [10/21/13]

Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads. There are SO many tips on writing and preparing for NaNoWriMo that I had to make a section just for the upcoming event. Also, be sure to check out the last post called Quitter, Quitter. Probably my favorite post. Hope you enjoy and share! 


Writability: How to Fast Draft

NaNoWriMo: The 3 Reasons You Quit Last Year That You Won’t Repeat This Year | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Readying Yourself For NaNoWriMo | The Write Practice

Preparing for NaNoWriMo & Feeding the Muse to Go the Distance | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

A Beginning Exercise Guide for Writers « Courage 2 Create

The Writers Alley: Deb Raney on Time Management 101

What We Give Up - Rachelle Gardner

Revealed: Why You Badly Need a VPN (and Some VPN Reviews)

The Business Rusch: Carrots And Sticks « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

How To Get In The Zone And Stay In It With Tom Evans | The Creative Penn

How Independent and Self-Published Writers Can Get Health Insurance With The Affordable Care Act | 30 Day Books

My Name Is Not Bob: Taking the Power Back: My Journey Starts Today

You Need More Space | The Write Practice

Who Else Wants To Be Prolific? | The Write Practice

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Dialogue special part 2: dialogue is more than talking | Nail Your Novel

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Dear Young Writer

The Other Side of the Story: Plotting With the Save the Cat Beat Sheet Structure

Author, Jody Hedlund: Plotting: How to Know Which Scenes to Include in Your Book

7 Tips to Help you Write More - Rinelle Grey

Writability: My Favorite List: What Do You Want to Write About?

Introduce Yourself AS A WRITER

How to Enrich a Story with ‘Strategic Humour’

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Write What You Want

20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Revision & Editing Tips

Proofreading Explained | Catherine, Caffeinated

Four Ways to Cut Your Novel’s Draft (and Make Your Story Stronger) — Aliventures

Copy-editors: What They Really Do | Catherine, Caffeinated

Writability: How to Write Emotion Effectively

Author Platform Tips

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Why Writers Need to be on Google Plus…Plus a FREE Tutorial on How to Use it Effectively!

Writing with Fans in Mind: What Will I Put on the Website?

Book Marketing Tips

No links this week.

Publishing News & Tips

How To Make Your Own Free Book Cover In MS Word | The Creative Penn

Writer Unboxed » Said the Online Retailer to the Entrepreneurial Author

Where Can I Legally Use My Fonts? by David Bergsland — The Book Designer

Advantages to Having Your Self-Published Book in Print | Mystery Writing is Murder

Opportunities for Writers: November and December 2013 | Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Kobo Cull Self-Published Titles In Knee-jerk Response To Tabloid Clickbait | David Gaughran

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

Publishing And Marketing Tips For The Apple iBookstore With Mark Coker From Smashwords | The Creative Penn

Traditional Publishing: One Reason Not to Choose It | Mystery Writing is Murder

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Quitter Quitter