Top 10 Posts of Week Beginning 30th May


I thought I’d share the 10 posts that I found most interesting from the past week, in case you, too, may find them interesting. I haven’t included anything about V.S. Naipaul because I’m sure you’re all aware of his, ahem, incident; neither have I included links to the third part of Konrath and Eisler’s conversation, as you can get all three links in this previous post.

In order of oldest post first:

Should You Design Your Own Book? Pro & Con: A nice short post giving you 5 reasons to do it, and 5 reasons not to.

Five Proofreading Techniques Every Talented Writer Should Know: Another nice and short post, reminding you of what you already know but possibly offering a couple of new suggestions too.

The Mighty Outline: From Amanda Hocking’s blog, I quite liked this because I’m sure no two writers do their outline the same. Again, you may pick up a couple of things that you may not have previously thought about.

Twenty-Five Ways for Writers to Take Action: This is a superb post. It’s a challenge for a guest-poster to put her own advice to the test, but provides some really good ideas for all stages of publishing your book.

An Interview with Nathan Bransford (Part 1): Kinda does what it says on the tin. Eagerly awaiting part 2, where apparently he talks about time management (something I’m terrible at).

How to Effectively Publish and Promote Your Books to iPad and iPhone Users: It’s a bit of a lengthly one, but good info for those that need it.

How To Write Short Stories: Even if you don’t, it’s still interesting.

All The Cool Kids Are Doing It: From the IndieAuthor’s blog comes this post that makes sure you’re going about self-publishing the right way, and not rushing into it half-baked.

Is It Who You Know?: One of those posts that gives you hope, if you happen to be one of the majority who doesn’t have a literary agent for a best friend.

Suzanne Collins Becomes First Children’s Author To Sell 1 Million Kindle eBooks: A very quick headline from today, highlighting the continuing success of digital books.

I hope you find something of interest here, just like I did.