1.  Thanks to Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz for these tips on writing realistic dialogue:


2.  Yecheilyah Ysrayl writes on building an author platform:

Be my guest: Yecheilyah Ysrayl – Platforms Made Easy – A Simple Look at Platform Building for Aspiring Authors

3.  Good advice from Annika Perry regarding writing competitions:

The Cost of Competitions

4.  Thanks to Myths of the Mirror for this traditional versus indie results blog:

Goodbye Traditional, Hello Indie – Results

5.  Dan Alatorre gives us 10 winning strategies for an author event:

10 Winning Strategies For Your Author Event

6.  Authors need to read this article by David Vandyke regarding Amazon ‘read’ pages:

Amazon KDP Select authors are losing page reads, apparently due to software glitches

7.  For USA authors, here’s details of Glamour Magazine’s $5000 essay contest:


8.  Chris McMullen writes regarding indie author earnings:


9.  Susan at Adirondack Editing gives advice regarding using song lyrics:

EDITING 101: 08 – Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript…

Thanks to Archer’s Aim, Sue Vincent, D.G Kaye,  Don Massenzio, Silver Threading, Smorgasbord, Chris, the Story Reading Ape, and Kim’s Author Support Blog for the re-blogs.