Jane Friedman recently extolled the virtues of blogging as creating a “body of work” – and, at least in my case, she’s absolutely right. Twitter and Facebook provide immediate feedback and connection, but blogging provides a reservoir of more in-depth information. And several times a week, people ask me for information that’s stored in my own blog-archives.
For some time, I’ve had a “For Writers” tab on my blog, and I periodically update it with new posts. I’ve copied the contents below, but you can always find it here.
Looking back over this list of posts (the highlights of over 3 1/2 years of blogging), I understand what Jane means by “body of work.” I’ve been asked a couple times to compile it into an ebook to make available to writers, and perhaps I’ll do that someday (when I’m not madly scribbling fiction; although I can’t imagine when that will be). I always stumble on the idea, because I have no desire to make money off my fellow writers, and I think of myself as a fiction writer, not a non-fiction writer.
But then what have I been doing these last three years, but writing non-fiction alongside my stories? *headdesk*
Anyway, I thought I’d post this page as a regular post, to highlight it for those who might find it useful. For everyone else, here’s Zachary Quinto:
Tapping Your Subconscious
Respecting the Process: First Draft vs. Final Draft
How WorldBuilding Can Make or Break Your Story
Writers Must Write First
True, Not True: Debunking Some Indie Publishing Myths
The New Hybrid Author?
Please Say No To Bad Contracts
The Incredible Lightness of Being Indie
Debut Author vs. Career Author
How Indie Publishing Has Changed My Thinking
On Reaching 10,000 Sales
Ebooks: Cauldron of Innovation
Where to Publish
Formatting Ebooks – The Easy Ways
Formatting Ebooks – The Hard Way
Publishing to iTunes
Hiring Your Team
Great post on what NOT to worry about with indie publishing (not written by me)
FREE Books: Bane or Boon
Authors: Get Thee A Mailing List
Five Tips for Building Buzz for Your Books
Selling Your Book: Hook, Line, and Sinker
Sweat Equity in Book Publishing
How Do You Price an E-book
Tons of Great Articles Here
On Being a Writer
Give Yourself a Creative Retreat
Fear and the Creative Worker