Friday 10: Top Writing Blogs, Contests, Articles (Writing Process & Social Media), Free Downloads

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Happy Friday, dear writing friends!

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Writing Opportunities

From The Write Practice: “Show Off” Writing Contest: The Love Story Edition

From Nick Rolynd: 30 Minute Fridays

From HorrorAddicts: 2 Horror Writing Contests (1 For Women, 1 For Men)

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Top Writing Blogs

From eCollegeFinder: Top Writing Blog Nominees (Voting has ended, but bookmark for future reading.)

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Articles on Writing Process

From Jeff GoinsThe Key to Distraction-Free Writing

From Maybe Genius: Spheres of Existence: Writing Other Experiences With Integrity

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Articles on Social Media

From The Bookshelf Muse: Creating An Author Platform That Sticks

From Kristen Lamb: 10 Ways to Improve Your “Likability Quotient”

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Free Downloads

eBook, from Amazon Kindle: Paradox (A Short Story) by Aaron Crocco

Digital music track, from John Anealio: “I Should Be Writing”

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Thursday 10: Writing Tips, Challenges, Exercises; Free Kindle eBooks; Social Media Tips

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Writing Process

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1. From Open CultureWriting Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell 

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2. From Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing: WIP Writing Exercises to Recharge Your Creativity

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Writing Mechanics 

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3. Daily Writing Tips (run by a team of professional writers and editors)

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Writing Challenge

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4. Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2012 (links to challenge home page)

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Free Kindle eBooks 

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5. Scott Nicholson Library, Volume 1 (links to Amazon)

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6. Five Free eBooks, Various Authors (Mystery, Romance, Thriller) – links to Week in Rewind

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Social Media 

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7. From Mashable: 10 Pro Tips For Writers Using Social Media

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8. From Jeff Bullas: How to Get 50% More Impressions on Your Facebook Page

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9. From Social Media Magic: 10 Powerful Tips To Stimulate Facebook Fan Interaction

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10. From Red Lemon Club:  7 Ways to Turn Your Social Media Connections Into Paying Clients