Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/13/11

Writing craft
Screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff on
the passages from her books most highlighted by e-readers.



Social Media
Writer Andrew Hickey on why self-published authors should be professional, Pissing in the Pool. (via Mark Stevens on twitter.)

From Yahoo/Mashable on rules journalists using social media should break. I’m not saying I agree with this and for myself, the automation factor doesn’t feel right, but it’s an interesting approach. (Via twitter.)

Technorati on blogging and business. (Via twitter.)

Guest post by writer Roni Loren on Writer in Waiting: Enough already the self promotion madness.

From Social Media News on twitter: The Social Media Landgrab is Over: Facebook, Reddit and Twitter Won.

Ashton Kutcher is not having a good media hair day this week: Ashton learns the downside of having 8 million twitter followers.

From Mike Shatzkin’s blog: Publishers Adding Value on the Marketing Side. (via twitter.)

Writer Michael Meyer in the Times Sunday book review, on writer’s advances. (Via Inkspot on twitter.)

Writer Nathan Bransford’s weekly writer’s round-up (or mash-up, or best of.)

Have a great week.

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2 Responses to Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/13/11

  1. Once again, your weekly round-up has a lot of great, useful information for aspiring authors. The Shatskin Files is a must-read, as is this hilarious blog post,
    How many agents does it take to screw in a light bulb?


    • Chris Devlin says:

      Hah, Daven! Hilarious post. My favorite:
      How many agents does it take to screw in a light bulb?
      It’s impossible to say. The whole industry is moving toward ebulbs now.

      Also love:
      Without a platform you can’t reach the lightbulb.

      Thanks for the fun link.


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