Monday Must-Reads [12/16/13]

Welcome to another edition of Monday Must-Reads! Sit back, relax, and enjoy (and share!) these awesome tips. 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

2013 was amazing because of these moving books | Novel Girl
The Writers Alley: Novel Habits and the Holidays
10 Ways to Switch Your Brain to Writing Mode When Working From Home : @ProBlogger
Have you Made Art Today?
Ten More Gifts For Writers (2013 Edition) « terribleminds: chuck wendig
Organic Hot Chocolate Recipe: Make in Bulk and Enjoy By the Cup :: Southern Savers
The Writers Alley: Surviving Christmas
Writer Unboxed » Five More New Year’s Resolutions for Writers
The Bewildering Labyrinth That Is Healthcare-dot-gov « terribleminds: chuck wendig
Five Essential Tips for Lazy Writers (by Bryan Cohen) | Hugh Howey

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Writing Tip #23 | Hugh Howey
Tying up loose ends of your novel via Post-it Notes — Ksenia Anske
Skills and Talent Entry: Sleight-of-hand | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS
Why I Write | Goins, Writer
Guest Post from M. Elias Keller: Serious Research Tips for Serious Fiction Writers | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing
The Other Side of the Story: The One-Two Punch: Creating Conflict and Raising the Stakes
How to write your book's first draft like a professional
Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: Brainstorming a Book
We don’t lose. We create. We win. | Hugh Howey
NaNoWhatNow? Three Tactics for Getting Un-Stuck | Kristen Lamb's Blog
Writability: Discussion: Are Happily Ever Afters Required?
The Duality of Character Traits–Why We Need the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Revision & Editing Tips

8 Formatting Tips and Shortcuts For Writers

Author Platform Tips

Revealed: 19 Things to Know Before You Start a Blog in 2014
Indie Author: Don't Be Too Quick To Shut Down That Author Blog

Book Marketing Tips

No links this week. 

Publishing News & Tips

Entrepreneurial Lessons From Amazon, It's Not About The Drones And Future-Proofing | The Creative Penn
AT ANY PRICE by Brenna Aubrey | Hugh Howey
3 tools to make the submissions process easier for writers
You’re looking at it wrong | Hugh Howey
Think Like a Publisher 2014. Chapter Two: Expected Costs |
Why I Choose to Self-Publish and Traditionally Publish by CJ Lyons
Want to turn your book into an app? Here’s how to do it. | 30 Day Books
Writing Fast, Funnels And Calls To Action. My Lessons Learned From Write, Publish, Repeat. | The Creative Penn