Category Archives: Commentary

Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of June 25

E-Publishing Writer Susan Bischoff touts the Smashwords annual e-book sale, through July, on her blog, Hunting High and Low. Screenwriter and advice guru Alexander Sokoloff goes E, on her blog. Social MediaHow to set up a WordPress blog in five … Continue reading

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Slash Fiction: Girls’ Night Out?

In a previous post, I wrote about fan fiction and promised to go deeper into the subgenre of fanfic called Slash. Disturbing to some, incredibly hot to others, completely unknown to most, what is slash fiction, and why? Slash is … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of June 3rd, 2012

E-Book cover awards from Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer. Why you should have a blogging plan, by Dino Dogan of Triberr. Blogging by Roni Loren. Excellent take by Tom Scocca on how Microsoft Word documents are dying a slow, … Continue reading

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AMC’s The Killing: Fooled Me Once

I was like a lot of people last year when The Killing debuted.  I watched the first episode and went online to talk about it. “Good show. Kind of slow but it’s slow with atmosphere, not boredom.” My main nitpick: … Continue reading

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A Ripley Effect: Katniss’s Badass Predecessor

          Tens of millions of books in print of The Hunger Games. The movie raking in mega-bucks in mere weeks. The public has once again embraced a kick-ass action heroine. Katniss rules, as she should. But … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of April 1, 2012

The ten bestselling authors ever, OMG! On the Passive Voice blog. 2012 Hugo Award Nominees, from John Scalzi’s blog. Catherynne Valente on gender and the reaction to Christopher Priest’s attack on the Clarke awards. John Scalzi lays bare the ugly … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 3/25/12

Marketing Red Pen of Doom’s Guy Bergstrom on Media Strategy and name recognition. Self-publishing phenom Amanda Hocking: “A lot of authors tend to over market or they don’t take criticisms very well.” Via GalleyCat. Children’s and YA hardcover sales up … Continue reading

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