Posts I loved this week

This week was absolutely incredible in posts. I try to keep these posts manageable because there’s a limit to ridiculousness but these couldn’t be kept out, ridiculous length or not. Like teens say, they’re absolutely ‘Tha bomb’.

The 100 best websites for Writers is an awesome post that I immediately added to this list. A huge thank you to The Write Life for that great resource.

In April, there’s a great Blogging challenge to blog topics from A to Z. It’s awesome and not just because of the letters but because truly great posts appear. Check out the schedule for Sourcerer and a little intro on the challenge. This is going to be soooo good! I can’t wait.

I love If We were having Coffee posts. Just eat them up. I think they might have started off in Part Time Monster. They’re intimate and personal and I feel like I get a little update of the person and how they’re doing. Check out this one by Winter Bayne. Isn’t it lovely?

This week, Positive Writer posted the Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2015. A fantastic post you can check out here.

Okay, this one is a little self-serving but Just Gene’O came out with this wonderful new feature to share some blog love around. It’s just like him because he’s truly a very kind person. But don’t go too far. Check out this other post on the same blog with some very cool ideas and news coming up in this awesome blog!

If you’re looking for a little promo for your book, check out this post by Ch’kara Silverwolf. Isn’t that an awesome gesture of kindness? A huge thanks to her for that wonderful gift to all authors.

I found this post through Steve Vernon. He often reblogs awesome posts and this one is one of them. 6 Reasons why you should be reading books by Alana Munro. I had no idea reading was so beneficial!

If you’re trying to contact a literary agent but don’t want to go the traditional ‘query letter’ route, try this post on 4 different ways to do so from Writers In the Storm.

The 1000 Voices Speaking for Compassion is doing awesome. Check out the brand new blog at WordPress supporting this great project.

Natacha Guyot‘s debut post on Sourcerer was a thing of beauty with a wonderful message. Check it out here.

I’ve spoken about The Story Reading Ape before but this blog is amazing. Not only is it full of every resource an author could want (everything from places to get reviews, to covers, to editing help), it also has reviews of other books so you can find your next great read.

Okay, don’t miss this post. I absolutely loved it. It’s got humour that made me laugh, a beautiful story, pictures and fantastic writing all in one post. A big, huge thank you to Just Ponderin’ for this one…and…have you ever thought of writing a book?

For all those fans of Melissa Barker-Simpson (like me!) out there, here’s a very special bit of good news! She’s taking part in the A to Z challenge this April. Her writing is fresh, funny and so captivating. Those posts are going to be awesome!

Looking for a good book for February? Check out this post from the BookChick with all the upcoming releases in that month and covers to tempt your taste buds!

So true, Wise Ink has these 5 Myths about Self-Publishing.

On a completely different note, I loved this post by The Tiny Buddha10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Be Happy. So wise and true!

Melissa Barker-Simpson is looking for contributors to the Writing Room 101. Check out the post and see if you’re interested.

A beautifully written post on Feminism, Gene’O explains the whys and reasons in such a kind, fluid way that it reminded me of Emma Watson’s speech at the United Nations on the same topic. A huge thank you to Part Time Monster for that wonderful post.

The Story Reading Ape reblogged this great post with five videos of Real Editors giving Writing Advice. A great resource in an amazing blog.

Finally, a friendly quote from a famous doctor. 🙂

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Posts I loved this week

Another great week in posts. It was tough to select these and keep some out. Still, there are some really great posts here. Hope you enjoy!

Big congrats to Infinitefreetime for this great review.

Absolutely beautiful pictures. Here and here. Thank you to Sourcerer and Part Time Monster for the great shots. Keep them coming!

12 useful sites to Improve your writing. Everything from dictionaries to name generators. Awesome post by Just English.

Wondering what books are coming up in August? Here are August’s releases by date thanks to The Book Chick!

Writing part-time while holding a Day Job and dealing with life can quickly add up. If there aren’t enough minutes in your day, check out this post with 5 helpful tips for writers to help avoid being overwhelmed from Live Write Thrive.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a single idea for your novel, try this post on maximizing your creativity by Writerology.

I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to get critiqued. It’s so helpful and the advice is honestly what I need, but I still resist hearing it. So this post was perfect for me because it gave me ideas on how to accept critique. A huge thank you to The Write Practice for the tips!

Novel length is something I stress about. What if it’s too long? Too short? This post by D. Emery Bunn has great tips for lengthening or shortening different types of manuscripts and was just what I needed!

A very interesting July wrap-up, I loved this post because it gave me a glimpse of Inky Tavern’s month all in one go.

If you’re looking for marketing tips, here‘s a post on just that from Writer Unboxed.

If you’re looking to buff up your website, here‘s a post with seven tips on how to keep it looking fresh from Writers in the Storm.

Loved this Top Ten by Part Time Monster: Authors whose books I own the most of.

This one was an excellent post on fear as a character motivator. Since my WIP is Amy’s Courage, this was just what I needed. A huge thank you to Creative Writing with the Crimson League for the excellent tips!

If you’re burning out, check out this post on reasons to keep writing by James Preston.

If writing full-time is your goal, check out this post by Carlos Cooper.

And finally, it’s a long weekend here, I hope you have a lovely book to keep you company this weekend.

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Posts I loved this week

This week was a real roller coaster. I found some great posts some with sad news and some with incredibly happy news. Here’s my round up of awesome posts!

So, so important to never forget or take for granted those who’ve fought for our rights, our freedom and our incredible home. Here’s an amazing video from Sourcerer and an incredible photograph from one of my favourite photographers, Gene’O.

On that very important topic, Part Time Monster found this book and quote.

A very, very cute post about an adorable cat who walks…on a leash. Loved it!

The Writing Catalog did a great reblog of this great post on passing on the culture of reading to the next generation. Both well written and researched, its really worth the read on Katey Writes.

Having trouble writing? Here are 8 tools that will help out. A note of caution. These are no nonsense tools. One cuts out all social media for you…so you can focus on your writing. If you need the motivation, they’ll get you there! A big thank you to Live Write Thrive for the great post!

If you’re trying to add something to your blog, why not check out this post on plugins by Patrick Haggerty at Romance University. Great post with easy steps and even explanations for those of us (ahem!) who didn’t know what a plug in was! 🙂

I absolutely love Wordless Wednesdays. The photographs are unparalleled and I look forward to them each week. Here are this week’s beautiful selections one from Sourcerer and one from Part Time Monster.

We lost Maya Angelou this week. Here are two awesome blogs, honouring this very talented lady: Part Time Monster and Infinitefreetime.

A big congrats to Frances who got her Ph.D this week. That’s one gargantuan accomplishment!

On that happy note, a big congrats to Mishka Jenkins for releasing not one, not two but three books! That’s incredible!

A little shoutout to someone who supports every new author or not-so-new author out there, Winter Bayne. Want proof? This post or this one and that’s just in one week!

Finally, here is a great post on June releases! Love having books to look forward to. A great big thank you to The Book Chick for that awesome post!

Posts I loved this week

I had all sorts of interesting posts this week to choose from. Check them out!

Winter Bayne is hilarious. Check out this great post about knitting of all things and hold on to your hat. This is not a post about socks. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.

What would this post be without a reference to Infinitefreetime. Here‘s an example of why he’s mentioned here over and over. Cute and funny at once.

If you’re a fan of historical romance, don’t miss Geri Walton’s blog. From men’s fashion in hair to words and terms used in the day, she’s a great place to go to for resources and to answer questions. She’s also got an amazing reference page for authors here. And a great link to Victorian Era Top sites!

If you’re struggling with the writing process or looking for a fresh perspective into it, check out this great post by . She’s someone who loves editing and has the tips to prove it!

Now it’s April and it’s also the A to Z challenge. The Writing Catalog is taking part in this and I was so excited to see the posts. The topics alone had me drooling. I wasn’t disappointed! Check out this awesome post on Audience by Gene’O. I had never thought of it like that!

Along those lines, what else is awesome and exciting in April? Book releases! The Book Chick has this great list (that just keeps growing as she finds more releases) right here. A big thanks to her for this awesome list (with covers and buy links!).

Jamie Lee Wallace does a beautiful job of describing what a writer is in this post. Almost poetically explaining how writers see the world differently. I loved it. What a beautiful post.

I particularly loved this post by Skye Callahan. One because it was personal and, like Gene’O comments here, a personal connection in a post helps me connect to it as well. But also because it’s a question that resonated with me. Why do we write? For ourselves? For the audience? For our bank accounts? Skye Callahan answers those questions in her great post.