Monday Must-Reads [2/17/14]

Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share! Meanwhile, I'm trying to stay alive between a day job, toddler, small editing business, and my writing. And, oh yeah, I also coupon. *nods off and starts snoring* 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

Creative Entrepreneur: The Tools I Use In My Creative Business | The Creative Penn

Finding a Balance Between Writing and Marketing by Joshua Graham

Writing About My Father | Hugh Howey

Beth Revis: What Topics are Underrepresented in YA Literature?

Beth Revis: Top Book Bloggers Recommend Their Favorite Unique Books

The Writers Alley: Our writing spaces - an Alleycat open-home tour!

You Have to be a Little Crazy | Hugh Howey

Beth Revis: Why is Diversity Important?

Writing Tips & Inspiration

My Journey in Creative Writing: Writing in a Critical World

The Other Side of the Story: Do You Think He Likes Me? Conveying Emotions

Genre-Blending—Adding Elements of Another Genre to Our Story | Elizabeth Spann Craig

The Other Side of the Story: An Age-Old Question: How Do You Show a Character's Age?

Ask Questions to Find Your Story | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Writing Extreme Emotion Without The Melodrama | WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWRITERS HELPING WRITERS

Clashing tones: a peril when we spend a long time writing a book | Nail Your Novel

Revision & Editing Tips

10 Risks You Run if You Don’t Proofread Your Manuscript | Live Write Thrive

What If the Writers Don't Listen? - Write Right

The Other Side of the Story: The Value of a Good Proofreader

How to Identify your Crutch Words and Highlight Your Style | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Author, Jody Hedlund: The Value of Clocking In Time and Words

Author Platform Tips

How Newsletters Can Help Self-published Authors Reach Readers | Self-Publishing Advice

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Guest Blogging for Authors: 10 Tips to Help You Land Those Valuable Guest Blog Gigs

Book Marketing Tips

How to Get Reviews For Your Book (Without Begging, Bribing or Resorting to Subterfuge) | Your Writer Platform

Deleted Scenes - Rinelle Grey

No, Things Were Not Easier “Back in the Day,” and Other Narratives We Cling To In Order To Avoid the Hard Work Of Success

The Business Rusch: Blogs, Guest Blogs, and Blog Interviews (Discoverability Part 9) « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Publishing News & Tips

Creativindie | Freedom, adventure and impact for indie authors and artists

7 Strategies and 110 Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers

KDP Select: Is Exclusivity Still Worth It In 2014? • Ryan Casey

7 Tips for Indie Authors to Thrive Together: Care and Feeding of Your Writers’ Collective by Jordan Rosenfeld — The Book Designer

A Victory Against Author Solutions | David Gaughran

The NYT and WSJ Best Seller Lists Must Die | Hugh Howey

Luck and Lottery | Hugh Howey

Print: Not all it’s cracked up to be. | Hugh Howey

A Call for Writers to Organize: AuthorEarnings.com - Porter Anderson

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Me, Hugh Howey, and Legacy John on AuthorEarnings.com

The New World of Publishing: Reversion Clauses Again |

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