Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s that time of the week where we look at all the awesome places on the interwebz for the best articles and posts on all things writerly!

On Writing
Working Past Wordiness for Fresher Writing — Write it Sideways (Sarah Baughman)
Character Connection — (Stina Lindenblatt)
The Search-and-Find Feature — Wordserve Water Cooler (Barbara Scott)
Plot Fixer – Part 2: How to Fix a Weak Opening — Writers In The Storm Blog (Guest Kara Lennox)
Does Every Scene Need A Goal? — Beach Reads with Bite (Jami Gold)
Quality Books Take Time — Rachelle Gardner
Grammar ABCs: L is for Lay/Lie — The Blood-Red Pencil (Heidi M. Thomas)
In the Beginning: How to Draw in Your Readers — Write it Sideways (Susan Bearman)
When You SHOULD Use Passive Voice — The Write Practice (Liz Bureman)
Writing Tips: Write What You Know — Writing Forward (Melissa Donovan)
How Much Should We Take Readers Into Account When We Write? — Mystery Writing is Murder (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
Why Plot Clichés are a Good Thing — Mythic Scribes (Guest Dr. John Yeoman)
10 More Lies You Might Tell Yourself While Editing — The Blood-Red Pen (Elspeth Antonelli)
Show Me Don’t Tell Me How To Show Not Tell — Novel Matters (Bonnie Grove)

On Publishing & Agents
10 Ways To Annoy Literary Agents — The Huffington Post (Guest Writer’s Relief Staff)
WHAT AN AGENT DOES & DOES NOT DO — Writer’s Digest (Courtney Carpenter)

On Social Media
Why Do Readers Connect with You Online? — Books & Such (Rachel Kent)

On Blogging
Switching from Blogger to WordPress: Should You? — Somebody Has To Say It (Ciara Ballintyne)
Author Blogging 101: Finding Time for Blogging — The Book Designer (Joel Friedlander)
Guest Blogger Etiquette — Curiosity Quills (Kait Nolan)
Overcoming Obstacles to Create an Author Blog — The Book Designer (Guest Leanne Hunt)

On Reading
Why Writers Should Read Part 3 — The Writer’s Alley (Mary Vee)

Other Useful Stuff Too
How to Find Your Daily Writing Motivation — Write to Done (Guest James Chartrand)
Vetting an Independent Editor — Writer Beware Blog (Victoria Strauss)
How to Make a Series Bible — YA Highway (Guest Michelle Schusterman)
The Value of Reading Your WIP Out Loud — Writability (Ava Jae)
10 Tips for a DIY Author Website — Writers In The Storm Blog (Laura Drake)
Is It Worth Being An Author? Truly? — The Creative Penn (Joanna Penn)

That’s it for this week! I’m still accepting guest posts for the upcoming Thirsty Thursday Blog, so if you’re interested shoot me a line at! Make the subject “Guest Post for Thirsty Thursday”=)

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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