This is the first installment in a series I have entitled the Writing 2.0 Changemaker Series. In each interview, I will bring you the trendsetters in the new age of publishing for both traditional and self-published authors. My goal is to bring you those who are paving the way to educate authors in all sectors of […]
Brain function and the writing process are my passion and my life’s work. I have studied the brain for years. I researched head injuries and the effects of neurotransmitters in arthritis, not knowing, as I kept my head down in the research building plugging in neurotransmitter formulas to aid in an answer, that I would be […]
Imagine taking a few minutes out of your day to increase your author platform and your profile visibility. Imagine that this one site is optimized for search engines and helps your writing profile appear in all types of search engines, without you having to lift a finger. Now imagine that such a database existed and […]
Burchell Zebra via Lee Ouzman’s Library Word Geek Monday is Lead Astray Well, it was bound to happen. This word geek found the World’s Greatest Site for Unusual and Interesting Words: Jacana. But all writers should use this for research as it’s not just the word geeks that are being helped out. Is your character […]
This is a continuation of a series of articles on self-publishing which have and will encompass formatting, editing, sites to upload to (pros and cons), book cover designing, tools, social marketing and promotions, and resources for all of these subjects. I’ve done a lot of research in my life and I have to say that […]
I am a closet word geek. I have a Google Drive Document with predictions on common usage words, and when they will become official; in other words, inked into a dictionary. This announcement is not earth shattering news but the following is quite shocking in the annuals of lexiconic rules. GalleyCat has just announced in an […]
If you are like me, you have tested every available tool for the various stages of your novel creation; outlining with mindmaps or Excel, using yWriter5 for outlining and then Word for writing the draft, the list goes on and on.Thanks to our friends across the pond we have an all in one software package. […]
Helga Weber via Compfight First, I am working on a multi-part series on self-publishing concentrating on the marketing of your book. I can tell you from authors I know, this is still a topic they are learning, even after going through the process themselves. The series I’m working on is just the best of […]
Andrea Costa via Compfight The following is a compilation of resources for writers. You can find the subject that is on your radar by looking at the hashtags. [Update: May 2nd, 2013 This is an update from the previous release date of this article. Please see the hyperlinked article on Editing: Knowing When To […]
Google Ranks Publishing Over Reading Everyone is talking about the Google Reader, but what about Google Publishing? Throughout the internet and on all social media sites, the talk has been all about what to do when Google stops their Reader service by this summer. But that’s not the big story… As I mentioned, everyone was […]
Cindi via Compfight Let me guess, you are so busy you have too many things to do, let alone keep up with the publishing changes going on. Sound familiar? You have your own writing to do let alone reading about other people writing; right? Well, never fear as that is what I am here to […]
Or, The State of the Url Address Now that the holidays are over, I have a lot of things to share with you.
Mardi Gras or not, let’s not hide behind any masks, agreed? Make me a happy reveler and check out the Websites for Writers Toolkit. You’ll be surprised to find some pretty colorful links there.