Off to the Island soon, and so won’t be around until Tuesday.  Happy Easter everyone.  Here’s this week’s roundup a little early:

1.  Thanks to Ryan Lanz for this info regarding dialogue tags:

The Dos and Don’ts to Dialogue Tags

2.  Nice little Mother’s Day writing competition here from Swift River:

3.  Richard Ankers gives us some insight into the book submission process:

The Submission Process

4.  Thanks to Nicholas C. Rossis for these tips on how to promote your book using Facebook groups:

5. Dan Alatorre gives 3 tips on how to win a writing contest:

3 Tips On How To Win A Writing Contest

6. D.G Kaye helps us out with writer’s block:

7.  Janice Wald at Mostly Blogging gives 10 tips for increasing traffic to your site:

8.  Lindsay Lovin’ Life gives 116 ideas for blog topics:

9.  Dan Alatorre gives 5 rules for the first chapter of your book:

5 Rules For Chapter One Of Your Book

10.  Cathleen Townsend gives advice on using Twitter hashtags to gain followers:

How to Use Twitter Hashtags to Gain Followers and Build Your Audience

Thanks to Jean M. Cogdell, Don Massenzio,  Chris, the Story Reading Ape , and Firefly465,  for the re-blogs.