Posts I loved this week

This week the posts are filled with helpful tips and how-to’s. An absolute feast for the reader, this selection made me grin through a very cold, February week. A huge thanks to everyone for these amazing posts!

Looking to do a little blog promo? Suzi81 Speaks has an opportunity for you. Check it out here.

If your manuscript is finally done, check this list on how to self-publish with 12 handy steps. Don’t do what I did which was to do it wrong over and over until I stumbled on the correct way by sheer luck! A big thanks to The Sprint Shack for that very helpful post!

What would a Saturday be without me getting my WeekendCoffeeShare fix? I love these posts and this one in particular had everything from a good update to Mardi Grass, to Compassion. A big thanks to Part Time Monster for that gem!

Filled with his great sense of humour, Bill Ferris has this great post on how to Nurture Your Fan Base and it’s filled with great ideas. A huge thank you to Writer Unboxed for that wonderful post!

Another hilarious version of the Weekend Coffee Share, this one is by Write On Sisters and I laughed out loud because I’m from Canada too and I get those comments on the weather!

If you have a couple of minutes and are into this, check out this survey on reading and methods of reading. When you vote it’ll show you the results but here they are all tallied up. Pretty interesting stuff! A big thanks to Chris McMullen for setting that up.

Not only does April mean the start of Spring, it’s also the A to Z Challenge. This blog challenge comes with a Theme this year and it’s growing into an epic movement. Check out the sign up site and you can add your blog or find an awesome site to follow! Where did I hear about this? From the one and only Just Gene’O. Check out this post with all kinds of awesome announcements.

If you’re into Twitter, here’s a great post with links and tips just for you from Writer Christoph Fischer. If you’re into Facebook, here’s a great post with tips for for you from Ellen Meister at Writers in the Storm.

Thinking about joining WordPress.org and hosting your own domain and website? Check out this post from Jemima Pett, someone who did. They cover all the do’s and don’ts. A huge thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for finding this awesome post!

On that topic, if you’re not ready for your own domain and website, check out this step-by-step post on how to set up a blog of your own from On Blast Blog. It’s simple, easy and has not only links but buttons. What an awesome post from a fantastic blog filled with resources! And if you do set up your own blog, let me know so I can snoop around and give you a shout out! 🙂

Help me congratulate Winter Bayne on her debut release! Secret Identities is out and looks absolutely amazing! Typical of Winter, she humbly posts about her success while sharing the secrets that got her a publishing contract. A huge congrats to her on this great accomplishment!

The Annual Reader Poll for 2014 releases is in at All About Romance. Find out what book made it to the top of the Best Romance according to readers just like you, or the best Historical or Paranormal. It’s a great chance to find a new book!

Tiny Buddha had this great post, 10 Choices that Lead to a Happy, Fulfilling Life and I loved it. Maybe it was the coffee but I’d bet it was the wisdom in those 10 suggestions. If you’re looking for something to make you feel better, I couldn’t recommend a better post.

Jen Owenby has this great post with Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers. They both surprised me and made me laugh. A big thank you to her for this great post!

Finally, a little something to make you smile.

(credit: genius.com)

(credit: genius.com)

 

Posts I loved this week

Truly genius, this week’s posts are classy and informative. Is it me or do they keep getting better?

A fantastic idea that started at Considerings passed on via Gene’O, I loved everything from the idea to the posts on it. I really hope we get those 1000 blogs and start something. Compassion is a beautiful goal. A huge thank you to Gene’O for including me.

Getting an editor is a personal choice. David J. Delaney talks about his in this fantastic post.

This one is a great post for creating a balanced character, not 100% evil or 100% good rather a realistic mix. Check out all the tips and how-to’s at Writers Helping Writers.

I don’t spend that much time on Twitter but this post on annoying Tweets made me laugh. If you’re looking for a chuckle or spend time with that famous Blue Bird, check it out on Writer Unboxed.

A huge, HUGE congrats to Luther M. Siler who’s now in print!  Skylights is available right here and it’s in print for your reading pleasure. And yet another congrats for the completion of The Benevolence Archives: The Sanctum of the Sphere! Awesome week!

If you’re a writer, Write To Done has their top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015 out. They have strict guidelines for their selection, links and brief descriptions with pros for each, so I was in heaven.

This one was just a lovely, lovely post to read. I read it early in the morning before heading to work and it sent me off with a goofy grin on my face. There’s something really special about Part Time Monster‘s writing. I’ve noticed it before and this post has it right in spades. The writing is honest, fresh, refreshing and has a thread of vulnerability that grabs me every time.

It’s funny. I cringe when I see someone get hurt in a movie but, if they hurt an animal, I have to walk out and, if it’s a dog, I walk out crying. Stories like this need to be passed and shared. No animal should suffer at our hands. A big, huge thanks to Izzy for that supportive post. Keep up the great work!

I’ve ranted about Scrivener before. Check out 3 features that make it ideal for a First Draft  from the Spring Shack and see even more reasons for loving that program.

Finally, cute and lovely, this post both cheered me up and made me smile. I loved everything from the pictures to the concept because it’s so true. Thank you for that gem, Margarita Morris!

 

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