Monday Must-Reads (5/17/13)

Welcome to the first edition of Monday Must-Reads. As you know, this list will be going out on Mondays now so you can read the links throughout the week, and each category will only have up to 5 links of the absolute best tips for writers. Hope this makes your life even easier. Why not give it a share? 

Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips

The #1 Habit of Successful Creative Entrepreneurs | InkyBites

Eight Ways Writing a Novel is Like Becoming a Parent — Aliventures

Do You Want Free Books? | Author Media

The Writers Alley: Great APPs for Writers

Writing Tips & Inspiration

Writer Unboxed » What to Do When You Need a Creative Recharge

The 7 Basic Plots: Voyage and Return | The Write Practice

25 Things You Should Know About Outlining « terribleminds: chuck wendig

Planning Your Own Writing Retreat | Write It Sideways

Writability: Character Development: Write Gray Characters

Revision & Editing Tips

Saying, "NO!" to an Editor | Fiction Notes

Why I'm Paying Someone to Edit My Guide to Writing a Novel | Nathan Bransford, Author

Author Platform Tips

How Much Content Should I Have Ready to Go When I Launch a Blog? : @ProBlogger

Get the most out of Facebook in the least amount of time: A 10-tip guide | Novel Publicity

5 Must-Have Apps For On-The-Go Authors — Self Publishing Team

NA Alley: Let's Talk Author Websites...

Book Marketing Tips

Author, Jody Hedlund: Seven Ideas for Crafting Creative Book Reviews

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: Guest Post: Book Marketing - What Works and What Doesn't by Katie French

How to Promote a Book with Video - The Savvy Book Marketer

Let's Get Visible. Cracking The Amazon Algorithms With David Gaughran | The Creative Penn

C. Hope Clark: Seduce to Sell

Publishing News & Tips

Should You Self-Publish? 15 Questions by Orna Ross

Why We Survey Indie Books & Behaviour at Smashwords. By ALLi Advisor Mark Coker. | Successful Self-Publishing. The Alliance of Independent Authors's Blog.

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

Copyright for Writers | Sara Writes

Making a Living as a Writer | Hugh Howey