Fill-Me-In Friday: Best Links of the Month

 

Fave pic of the week: A swan trying to intimidate me out of the last piece of bread. (Btw, this was taken at the park near Love Field airport, which is where I based the scene in Crash Into You with Reid and Brynn in the back of his truck.)

I haven't done one of these in a while. Mainly, I got away from them because when I was so busy under deadline, I didn't have time to surf and read articles, but also because I'm unsure if this feature was still proving helpful to anyone since so many people do round up posts these days. So let me know if you think these should stick around or of you'd prefer another type of post in its place.

Here's the great stuff I've come across in the last few weeks...

 

What You May Have Missed Here:

 

All right, so those are the best I've come across in the last few weeks. Hope you find a few gems. : ) Have a great weekend! (And let me know if you want me to continue doing round up posts or if you'd prefer something else.)

Fill-Me-In Friday: Best Writing Links of the Week

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall.

Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall 

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. Jason Brunson) 

Hope everyone has had a good week. It hasn't been the best week on my end. Hurricane Isaac made its way through Louisiana and my parents' house (the house I spent most of my life in) was flooded. Luckily, they evacuated before the storm, but their house which they literally just spent two years completely remodeling from top to bottom is going to be ruined. :( And because it was only a Cat 1 storm, they didn't even bother to take things like photos and such with them. They've lived there twenty years, through Andrew, through Katrina, and never even had water on their street. Then this one comes along and wham. : (  So send prayers to Louisiana and anyone who's been affected by this storm.

All right, now on to the links for the week...

Favorite Link of the Week: The Publishing Process in GIF Form | Nathan Bransford, Author <--so funny AND true

 

On Writing/Publishing: 

 

 

On Social Media/Marketing: 

 

 

For Gits and Shiggles: 

 

What You May Have Missed Here:

 

That's all I've got for you this week. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. : )

Fill-Me-In Friday - Best Writing Links of the Week

 

Did I miss the train?

Photo by Son of Groucho


  Need to catch up after a busy week? Now's your chance. Fill-Me-In Friday is where I rundown the best links I've come across this week.

On Writing/Publishing:

The Intern: five signs you're about to land an agent: observations from a freelance editor

Author, Jody Hedlund: Are the Demands on the Modern Writer Growing Unbearable?

Author, Jody Hedlund: Can Writers Earn a Living Writing Just One Book a Year?

Jennifer Represents...: About the Agent-Author relationship... aka, Who's the Boss?

Believe it or not, people don’t *have* to like you via Mhairi Simpson

The Randomness of Bestsellers | Nathan Bransford, Author

Rewriting Treadmills: Traditional Publishing versus E-Publishing | Book View Cafe

Marketing Direct To Kindle Readers. On Advertising And KDP Select. | The Creative Penn

Novel Rocket: 8 Publishing Landmines & Helpful Tips for Writers by Katie Ganshert

Sara Megibow Sells Romance – Hollywood Baby!! | Romance University (on movie rights)

 

On Social Networking/Promotion:

Ask The Lit Coach: The Difference Between Brand and Platform and Why Every Author Needs Both

You’ve Got Questions – Do Writers Need to Blog? | A Day Without Sushi - Amber West

 

For Gits and Shiggles:

The magic button & Make Everything OK - StumbleUpon <--love this

The eighth-grader who gets Internet celebrities to talk - Apple 2.0 

What Happens if You Violate Twitter’s New Logo Guidelines? via DIY Blogger

Sexy Romance Stories » The BDSM Economic Stimulus Plan

Tessie Girl: The Stephen King Universe Flow Chart <--this is made of awesome, seriously

 

What You May Have Missed Here:

 

Made of Win Monday 

- On Snow White and The Huntsman and a new horror novel I loved.

 

 

Marcus Schenkenberg - Boyfriend of the Week via Author Ju Dimello

 

 

Investment vs. Payoff: Is Blogging Worth the Time?

 

The Musical Muse: The Song That Inspired STILL INTO YOU

 

All right, that's what I have from this week? What were some of your favorite links of the week? Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Fill-Me-In Friday: Best Writing Links of the Week


 

Did I miss the train?

Photo by Son of Groucho


  Need to catch up? Since I skipped last weeks links post, I have a biggie for y'all today. Hope you enjoy!

On Writing:

 

On Publishing:

 

On Social Media/Promotion:

 

Because It Was Interesting:

 

What You May Have Missed Here: 

 

So that's what I've got this week, what were some of your favorite links of the week? Hope you all have a great weekend!

Round-Up Time: Best Writing Links of the Week #atozchallenge

 It's that time of the week again. Time to round up the best writing links I've come across this week (and last week since I missed doing a round up while I was out of town.)

Here we go...

On Writing/Publishing:

Sara Megibow Sells Romance – What Do You Need To Know About Submissions? | Romance University

Four Secrets About Writer's Conference Faculty - Marcy Kennedy

Pens for Paws Auction <--Check out a good cause

Reading and Writing Negative Reviews | Wistfully Linda

Writing Conferences–Beware of Crossing Deer « Kristen Lamb's Blog

Julie Anne Lindsey | Don’t Quit Your Day Job «Musings from the Slush Pile

Sierra Godfrey: Back away slowly from 1-star reviews

Sierra Godfrey: A year of baby and writing

Why every man MUST read a romance – and every woman a thriller | The Red Pen of Doom

Romance novelists are secret, epic army of man boosters | The Red Pen of Doom

My favorite quality in a romance novel - Kat Latham

 

On Blogging/Social Networking/Business:

58 Ways to Create Persuasive Content Your Audience Will Love | Copyblogger

What Mascara, Thai Food & Julia Child Can Teach Us About Social Media Success - Kristen Lamb

The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People | Copyblogger <--LOVE this

 

What You May Have Missed Here in the A to Z Challenge:


 

Got Rhythm? Finding It In Your Story

 

 

How To Dish Out Backstory In Digestible Bites 

 

 

Ian Somerhalder - Boyfriend of the Week

 

 

Kink & BDSM 101 - What It Is & Why It's So Popular In Books

 

 

Like Me! - How to Create Sympathetic Characters

 

 

Man Up: Writing Male POV

 

 

The (Not So) Dreaded Synopsis

 

 

Orlando Bloom - Boyfriend of the Week

 

 

Picky, Picky - The Danger of Authors Being Too Clique-y on Twitter

 

 

Question: Book Series/TV Show You Wish You Could Experience Again for the 1st Time

 

Whew, all right, that's all two weeks worth. What have been some of your favorite links this week?

Hope everyone has a great weekend! :)

 

Fill-Me-In Friday: Best Writing Links of the Week #atozchallenge

 

Did I miss the train?

Photo by Son of Groucho
  

 Need to catch up?

If you're new to my blog, every Friday is reserved for rounding up the best links of the week. And the letter for the A to Z Challenge today is conveniently the letter F, so my normal Fill-Me-In Friday works! :)

Here we go...

On Writing/Publishing/Social Networking:

Julie James and the Art of Interviewing at Dear Author

Julie Anne Lindsey | GoodReads for Writers – A LESSON for you

How To Keep Your Inbox At Zero | Author Media

Case Study: How to Breathe New Life into Your Tired Old Blog | Copyblogger

How Cat’s Eye Writer Became a Top 10 Blogger

Andrew Shaffer To Write Fifty Shades Of Grey Parody, Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey 

Content Marketing Data Analysis: Is Pinterest Traffic Worthless? | Copyblogger

 

What You May Have Missed Here:

A is for...An Ordinary Girl

 

 

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

 

 

Channing Tatum - Boyfriend of the Week

 

 

Don't Be THAT Writer

 

 

E is for Easter Eggs Prettier Than Mine  #atozchallenge

 

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I'll be flying to Chicago for the Romantic Times Convention next week, so remind why I signed up for this A to Z challenge again? Eek!