Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up

It’s that time of the week when we dive into the murky waters of the blogiverse and sift through the sand of knowledge! Let’s see what pearls of wisdom I’ve found=)


On Writing
Fine Wine Writer or Imported Beer Scribbler — Guest Post by Matthew Turner at Write It Sideways
Don’t Eat the Butt #4 – Real Writers Never Struggle and Voice – The Key to Literary Magic Part 1 — Posted by Kristen Lamb on her blog
Creating a Compelling Narrative Voice — Posted by Alan Rinzler on his blog
Ten Questions to Ask When Beginning a Book — Posted by Cheryl Reif on her blog
Top Ten (Okay Eleven) Things You Should Know About Your Book — Posted by Faith Hunter at Magical Words
MBM: 8 Editing Tips with Cassie Mae — Guest Post by Cassie Mae on Rebecca Belliston’s blog

On Publishing & Agents
Self-Pubbed Author Seeks Agent — Posted by Wendy Lawton at Books & Such
Sara Megibow Sells Romance – Shopping Self-Published Titles — Guest Post by Sara Megibow at Romance University
Amazon Seals First YA Deal With a ‘Kiss’ — Posted by Shannon Maughan at Publisher’s Weekly
The Scoop on Agents — Posted by John Gilstrap at The Kill Zone
The Unhelpful Rejection Letter — Posted by Tamela Hancock Murray at The Steve Laube Agency Blog
Agent Communication Do’s and Don’ts — Posted by Carly Watters on her blog
The Perils of (Writer) Promiscuity — Posted by Erika Robuck at Writer Unboxed
Should You Write the Whole Book? — Posted by Rachelle Gardner on her blog

On Social Media
Social Media: Some Tips on the When, Why, and How — Posted by Kalayna Price at Magical Words
How to Use Pinterest to Market Your Book — Posted by Rob Eagar at Writer’s Digest
Writers: still holding back on using social media? Read this. — Guest Post by Dave Thomas on Jurgen Wolff’s blog, Time to Write
Goodreads and Other Genuine Publicity Thoughts — Posted by Crystal Patriarche at Writer Unboxed

On Blogging
Blogging Hosts — Posted by David N. Walker on his blog
Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment — Guest Post by Dany Iny at ProBlogger
Get More Comments: Use Energy to Spark Reader Response — Guest Post by Jon Morrow at ProBlogger
Get More Comments: Write Unfinished Blog Posts — Guest Post by Jeff Goins on ProBlogger
6 Benefits of Blogging — Posted by Lynda R. Young on her blog, W.I.P. It
How to Skyrocket Your Subscriber Count — Posted by Mary Jaksch at Write to Done
Attack of the Blog — Posted by Tara Lain at Writers in the Storm Blog
Know Your Audience: 6 Steps to a Better Blog — Guest Post by Laura Sams at Novel Publicity
Are You Hiding Behind a Wall on Your Blog? — Posted by Roni Loren on her blog

On Reading
The Impact of Reading — Posted by J.A. Bennett on her blog
Well Read — Posted by Kimberly Vargas on Wordserve Watercooler
Do e-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? — Posted by Maia Szalavitz at Time Online
Why You Should Read Outside of Your Comfort Zone — Guest Post by Unisse Chua at The Write Practice
Speed and Retention – Are e-Readers slower and more forgetful? — Posted by Kent Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen

Other Useful Stuff Too
Strictly Objective Critique Partner: A Helpful Thing to Have — Posted by Veronica Roth at YA Highway
Is Taking the Hard Road a “Waste”? — Posted by Jami Gold on her blog, Beach Read Bites
Your Brain on Fiction — Posted by Annie Murphy Paul at The New York Times
Memoir Makes it Better — Posted by Lisa Velthouse at Wordserve Watercooler
The Learning Curve That Keeps On Curving — Posted by Larry Brooks on his blog, Storyfix
Taxes for Creative Writers: What Expenses Can You Write Off? — Posted at the Writer’s Relief Blog
How Can Modern Writers Become and Stay Visible? — Posted by Jodi Hedlund on her blog
Write Something Dangerous — Posted by Jeff Goins on his blog
A 5 Step Process for Dealing With Rejections — Posted by Charlotte Rains Dixon on her blog


I always look forward to Thursdays since I get to share some awesome posts and articles I’ve come across over the last week. So far, this new template for the round-up is going great and makes it easier for me to get more info out there to you=) How do you like it so far?

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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6 Responses to Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up

  1. Very helpful links! I have bookmarked this to refer back to. Thank you!

  2. Your link lists are always great! 🙂 Thanks.

  3. Jo says:

    Ah, I love these linky posts!

  4. Sylvia Ney says:

    Great links. Thank you for sharing. New follower here. I’m getting a head start on visiting my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.Sylviahttp://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

  5. Wow! So much info. I need to bookmark and work my way through these.

  6. Thanks for linking me up! You are always so good at putting these things together 🙂

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