Monthly Archives: January 2012

8 Blogs I Just Can’t Quit

Opening my gmail account only to see blog posts spilling over into the theme picture has encouraged me to cull the billions of blogs I follow. Here are the ones I find myself unable to not follow: jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com With a … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of January 15th, 2012

It’s all about Social Media, or Social Networking, or whether those are different from each other, this week. I guess it’s been on my mind. Social media expert Jeff Bullas on the state of the blogosphere. Is Social Media a … Continue reading

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SOPA/PIPA Protest Across the World Wide Web

Okay, I can’t figure out the tech to make this site go all the way dark, so let me go dark in spirit and send you to action links: Google WordPress Attica, Attica!

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of January 8th, 2012

On Being a Writer/Craft On agent Rachelle Gardner’s site, a wonderful post by writer Billy Coffey: Needs, Wants and Pretty Blue Pens. Writer Aimee Salter on self-editing: Seek and Destroy Word List. (via twitter.) Self-Publishing/Publishing Once again, writer Chuck Wendig … Continue reading

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Ten Signs You Might Be a Movie Buff

Movie awards season is in full swing and if you’re like me, your belly button has been puckering and unpuckering constantly. (tm Hawkeye on MASH.) Here are some other signs you might be a movie buff:   You always stay … Continue reading

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Book Trailer Advice From Someone Who Doesn’t Really Care For Them

As a writer and a movie buff, I should be excited about the option of making a “book trailer,” a movie-style promo for a book. Confession: I just don’t get it. Most of them seem like cheap movie trailers that … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of January 1, 2012

Writing Craft Hey, she beat me to it! I was going to write a post called “What Novelists Can Learn From Die Hard,” having just watched the film for my annual Non-Traditional Holiday Moviefest. But Janice Hardy does a great … Continue reading

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