Category Archives: New Media

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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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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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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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 12/25/11

Publishing Nate Hoffelder, on The Digital Reader, giving up on defending Amazon’s business practices: Amazon Caught Bullying Suppliers (Again). (via Jackie Blem on Facebook.) Sarah Green, Harvard Business Review: Amazon Should Partner With Independent Bookstores. Writer LJ Sellers on the … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 12/18/11

Publishing Writer Kait Nolan, feeling grinchy about Kindle’s exclusive program. Writer Chuck Wendig and his usual insightful, down-and-dirty thoughts, this time on the perils of self-publishing. (via twitter.) Deep thoughts on the publishing industry from Mike Shatzkin. (via twitter.) Social … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of December 4, 2011

From Madeline Claire Franklin, on keeping a balanced life even if you’re a writer. (via twitter.)     Social Media Douglas Idugboe, new media marketing guru, on twitter and why it’s relevant. (Neal Schaffer via twitter.) Self-publishing Writer Mario Acevedo … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of November 27th

Literary Criticism Adam Gropnik in the New Yorker: High fantasy for young adults. Interesting lit crit on why books that aren’t even that well-written still appeal to young readers. (vis Matt Staggs on twitter. @mattstaggs).   Publishing On writer Al … Continue reading

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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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