Category Archives: Blogging

Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/20/11

My best of the web for writers this week. Hope it’s helpful. Social Media From the Red Pen of Doom guy, who’s name is actually Guy (Bergstrom), on Why Blog Hits DON’T REALLY MATTER. From writer Christina Katz: Platform and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Putting the ME in New Media; A Luddite Joins the New Marketing Technolution

A writer who examines the new landscape of social media will encounter a whole internet full of advice, most of it “expert”, much of it contradicting itself. You must blog. Blogging doesn’t increase sales for most writers. You must go … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/6/11

The best of the web, or as much of the web as I saw this week: Violent language and women bloggers Here’s a truly disturbing column from writer Laurie Penny “A Woman’s Opinion is the Mini-Skirt of the Internet”, about … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 10/30/11

Here’s my compendium of the best of the web for writers this week: Barry Eisler on JA Konrath’s blog:“Why are so many authors afraid of a possible publishing monopoly while sanguine about a real one?” Writer Courtney Milan on Barry … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Wound-Up Round-Up

Here are some of the best articles and blog posts I came across this week pertaining to writing and publishing:   Non-fiction writer Sam Harris on the idea that people expect writing to be free. NYT article about the fate … Continue reading

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Websites That Fail

Previously, I highlighted some websites and blogs that I found to be awesome. In the yin to that yang, here’s the awesome-not-so-much.  I won’t pick on anyone specific, but there were some booboos I noticed over and over that really … Continue reading

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