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Writer 2.0: Professional Editing Blog

September 7, 2008

The Blood-Red Pencil debuted recently and is a blog by multiple editors. Professional editing will be required by every writer who intends to bypass the print dinosaurs and publish directly to eBook. This is not a step that can be skipped or given to an amateur. Editing is more than proofreading. It’s a professional skill […]

Writer 2.0: Book Trailers

August 15, 2008

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You For the record, I have certain reservations about them. First, I think they can be misleading in a way. And by misleading, I mean to the average YouTube viewer who stumbles across your trailer and thinks WTF is this? Is it a movie? Ooooh, it’s a BOOK. Then […]

Writer 2.0: Realize Your Investment

August 13, 2008

So you want to be a writer? Popped over to a book reading at our local bookstore last night for the new novel, Tethered, and while the book sounds interesting and is on my reading list, I thought the author, Amy McKinnon, gave a very real perspective as to what it’s like to be a […]

Writer 2.0: Book Promotion 2.0

August 13, 2008

Mini Book Expo for Bloggers I found this via Twitter (searching on “book” for people to follow). This is a very, very clever idea. Go to the blog, see what books are being offered. If one interests you, you can get it for free if you commit to writing about it on your blog after […]

Writer 2.0 Notes: Blog Book Tours

August 10, 2008

I’m not going to commit myself to a new Category yet, but I will collect some notes here from time to time. So Who am I? People often ask me why I’m promoting blog book tours for free. Because I’m a kept woman and have nothing better to do? Wrong. I’m a writer, and I’m […]

Writer 2.0: This Might Be 3.0!

August 7, 2008

Dial 428 for Suspense Sega and Chunsoft discuss their new “sound novel” adventure for the Wii. Games. Novels as games. This is the point where I feel verrrry old. It hasn’t, however, stopped Patterson or Clancy.

Writer 2.0

August 7, 2008

It’s an idea I’ve been percolating in my head. Writers and the Internet and the coming collapse of the print pearl-clutching future-fearing publishers. I’ll have to do some posts about it.

Writers: Hire Professionals

November 11, 2008

Publish Your Book for Free Well, yes, technically … if you use PowerPoint to create your cover; and if you use Amazon’s “CreateSpace on Demand Publishing” service with its templates and automated features. On the other hand, there is no editor looking over your book. Nor is there any professional designer using his or her […]

Contents: Month 09, Sept 2008

October 18, 2008

Everything that was posted this month, from first to last. Use the Calendar to view summaries of posts from specific dates. Use Search to find posts with certain words. Click on a Category in the sidebar (not in a post!) to see summaries of posts. When viewing summaries, click on post title to view entire […]

Writer Norman Spinrad: Order To Net

October 16, 2008

I’m really treading on thin ice here. I’m going to reproduce — without permission — a short piece legendary veteran writer Norman Spinrad has posted on his site (here). I’ve got something I need to say and this is a good catalyst. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK? For those of you who may think I’ve dropped […]