Best Business Advice for Writers: March 2013 | Jane Friedman

Every month, Jane Friedman publishes a wonderful collection of links containing the best business advice for writers. Here’s the post for March 2013, and you can access previous months from the same location. Use your time and money effectively! Take a look.

Best Business Advice for Writers: March 2013 | Jane Friedman.

To Be a Successful Author, Use Social Media Wisely

I met this author on Twitter this morning. He offers amazing practical advice for writers. This post is about avoiding social media trainwrecks and it is a must-read for newbies to the social media scene. It’s good for veterans, too.

Take a look at this post, and the rest of his excellent blog by clicking on the link below.

The Social Media ‘Train Wreck’ That All Authors Must Avoid | Bestseller Labs.

A New Approach to Motivation and Planning for Creative People

If you’re like me, planning can be a problem. Here’s an interesting alternative approach for creative people. I haven’t tried it, but it may be worth a look. (It’s also an example of an effective marketing strategy.)

Click on the link if it sounds appealing for one reason or another.

Motivation Wizard for the Fractal Planner.

To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

I love QueryTracker. They send the best articles to my inbox! Here’s one to consider from author Sarah Pinneo (http://www.sarahpinneo.com).

Click on the link below. It may apply to you.

QueryTracker Blog: The Case Against Blogging.

Just Say Okay

Here’s a blog that will keep you up on the latest news in creativity. Today’s post discusses the importance of commitment.  Too often, we put everything else first.

Annual November creativity challenges such as Picture Book Idea Month give us permission to put our creative lives front and center. The resulting excitement inevitably spills out into the rest of the year.

How to Commit to Your Creativity | The Creativity Post.

November is Art Every Day Month! | Creative Every Day

Whether you are a novelist, a picture book writer, or a visual artist, there is a support group out there for you during November. Check out this wonderful post by illustrator Leah Piken Kolidas for more information. Have fun!

November is Art Every Day Month! | Creative Every Day.

The Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo

I have signed up again for NaNoWriMo, but I am not following the rules, so I cannot win. Instead of starting a new novel, I will be writing the ending of one that has been in process for some time. Actually, I only need about 20,000 words, but it could go up to 30,000. That makes a very workable goal each day. I like the idea of writing flat out and not revising as I go as I usually do. I will be using the challenge in the way that works for me. The essay you will reach from the link below expresses a different and very valid opinion.

QueryTracker Blog: Why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo.