Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up

*Sorry to get this posted so late. I’m dealing with a migraine from hell and it caused some issues with my typing ability.*


Well, it’s that time of the week again! How about we dive into that ever expanding pool of writing knowledge and soak up the bright rays of the blogoverse.

On Writing
Who’s Who and the Blues: A Short Lesson On Subject-Verb Agreement — Posted by Noemi Twigg at Freelance Writing Jobs
Ask Jami: Editing Tips – Tightening Scenes and What Makes a Character Unique? — Posted by Jami Gold on her blog, Beach Reads with Bite
Villains — Guest Post by Joan Swan at Mystery Writing Is Murder
Tips on Writing, Prepping for the Novel, Part Five – Setting — Posted by Charlotte D. Rains on her blog
Commonly Misused Words – Part 1 and Commonly Misused Words – Part 2 — Posted by Lynnette Labelle on her blog
To Plot or Pants — Posted by Ava Jae on her blog, Writability
The Secret to Story Structure – Part 2 — Posted by K.M. Weiland on her blog, Wordplay
9 Tips for Writing Comedy — Posted by Lynda R. Young on her blog, W.I.P. It
15 Grammar Goofs that Make You Look Silly — Posted by Brian Clark at CopyBlogger
25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice — Posted by Chuck Wendig on his blog, Terrible Minds
Writing Tips: Show Don’t Tell — Posted by Melissa Donovan at Writing Forward
How to End a Novel With a Punch — Posted by James V. Smith Jr at Writer’s Digest
How to Write Interesting Characters — Posted by B. McKenzie at Superhero Nation
Story Setting: How to Make It Unique and Realistic — Posted by Sarah Forgrave at The Writers Alley
Using the 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy to Build Tension In Your Fiction — Guest Post by Jenny Hanson at Writers In The Storm Blog
Reader to Writer: Hey Dude, Clear it up! — Guest Post by Bill Polm at Write to Done

On Publishing & Agents
More on Why Amazon Is Winning the Book Wars — Posted by Kent Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen
Finding a Publisher: 10 Steps to Success Part One — Posted by Fred Hurr at Wordserve Water Cooler
What I Look For In a Client — Posted by Rachel Kent at Books & Such
The 7 Worst Mistakes of Indie Authors and How to Fix Them — Posted by Joanna Penn on her blog, The Creative Penn
On Publishing: 6 aspects of writing YA that surprised me — Posted by Carrie Ryan at Magical Words
Is There A Self-Publishing Bubble — Posted by Nathan Bransford on his blog

On Social Media
Social Media is Free, But Comes With a Price — Posted by Michael Hyatt on his blog
T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Achieves More — Posted by Kristen Lamb on her blog
21 Warning Signs You’re Becoming a Social Media Snob — Posted by Jonathan Morrow at CopyBlogger
3 Ways Writers Can Benefit From Pinterest — Posted by Lydia Sharp on her blog, The Sharp Angle
How Do I Network Without Being Obnoxious? — Posted by Ashley Clark at The Writers Alley

On Blogging
Can Blogging Help Your Writing Process? — Posted by Jenny Hanson on her blog
Overwhelmed? Put Some Boundaries On Your Blogging — Posted by Darren Rowse and WordPress.Com or WordPress.Org? Which One’s Right For You? — Guest Post by Matt Hooper at ProBlogger
The 12 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Blog — Posted by Brian A. Klems at Writer’s Digest
The Official Terribleminds Writer’s Guide to Blogging About Blogging — Posted by Chuck Wendig on his blog, Terribleminds
Not Just Another Writer’s Writing Blog — Posted by Susan Bearman at Write It Sideways

On Reading
How Reading Non-Fiction Won’t Cut It For Your Creativity — Guest Post by Robert Bruce on Jeff Goin’s Blog
The Benefits of Reading Deprivation — Guest Post by Kelsey Browning at Wordplay
Albatros Reinvents the Bookmark — Posted by Andrew Losowsky on The Huffington Post (I want many of these!)
Twelve Writing Woes and the Books to Heal Them — Posted by Roni Loren on her blog

Other Useful Stuff Too
20 Fun and Inspiring Character Writing Ideas — Posted by Melissa Donovan at Writing Forward
Five Tax Tips Most Writers Miss — Posted by Anita Agers-Brooks at Wordserve Water Cooler
Are Your Efforts Unique? Or Do You Blend In? — Posted by Jody Hedlund on her blog
25 Inspiration Sources for the Discouraged Writer — Posted by Cheryl Reif on her blog
Write Under a Pen Name? What Are You Hiding From? — Posted by Angela Scott on her blog
Psychotic Characters: The Lust Behind the Kill — Posted by Jeannie Campbell on her blog, The Character Therapist
Why Should Writers Care About Indie Book Stores? — Posted by Therese Walsh at Writer Unboxed

About Katie Doyle

Katie Doyle is an avid reader, writer of NA and Adult fiction, a mom to two tornadoes that resemble an eight and six year old, and pet to a tuxedo cat named Oz and a German Shepherd/Boxer rescue named Charlie. If she's not reading, writing, or getting Oz out of a tree, she's screaming at characters on TV and trying not to curse around her kids.
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7 Responses to Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up

  1. My goodness, it must take you a while to put this post together. Some great information.

  2. Thanks for sharing, Kathleen! 🙂

  3. Wow! Thanks for all the links.

  4. Rob-bear says:

    Zounds. What an amazing source of information you are for writers. I'll have to come here again. If the ninjas don't scare me off.

  5. Deborah says:

    My goodness – that's a lot of reading! Hope your head's better now.Found you via Author Karma.

  6. This looks like a bunch of great advice. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you head feels better. Migraines suck, I get a lot of them.

  7. Rek says:

    Lots of interesting and useful posts, I should make it a point to share them when I can. Thanks for updating me on the Challenge

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