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3 reasons why making an app could boost your writing career
By Damon Brown
About three years ago, my tech-savvy buddy Kurt Collins and I asked ourselves a question: Is there an app that allows you to take snippets of conversations and share them with the appropriate context? Our circle of friends had said some amazing, crazy, and funny things over the years, and we would have loved to have documented them. We also thought it could have some other interesting uses. An afternoon of chatting later, we realized the app didn’t already exist. So we made it.
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What's your excuse for not writing?
Writer's Digest
One of the things I love most about working with writers is that so many of them are unflinchingly generous with their time, words and wisdom, says Writer's Digest contributor Jessica Strawser. So when I was recently approached by freelancer Monica Bhide and asked if I'd be interested in something purely motivational for our community of writers and readers, I jumped at the chance to have her as a guest on There Are No Rules. Bhide is a previous contributor to Writer's Digest magazine (she has written eloquently about ways to Reinvigorate Your Writing and shared Tips for Effective Blogging.
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Creative control, ease of publishing and money pushing authors to self-publish
Digital Book World
Hybrid authors who self-published their last book did so because of the amount of creative control they retained, the ease of the publishing process and the amount of money they can make, according to a new report from Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest about the habits and preferences of hybrid authors. This early data from the report was presented by Phil Sexton, Writer's Digest community leader, at the IDPF Digital Book 2013 conference in New York.
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The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great — now, where do you put it?
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Not that long ago, if you decided to write something — an essay, perhaps, or a piece of fiction — your choices on what to do with it were fairly limited. If you knew someone at a specific publication, you could try to convince them to run it, or you could post it on your blog. Now, your choices have expanded dramatically: you could send it to the Huffington Post, or to Forbes, or to LinkedIn, or post it on your Facebookpage or blog, or use any one of a number of other new platforms like Medium, which has been gaining a lot of momentum lately. If anything, there’s almost too much choice.
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Digital tools for crime writers
Mediabistro's GalleyCat
Crime journalist Steve Lillebuen painted a complex and spooky picture of a killer in The Devil's Cinema: The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room. GalleyCat caught up with the journalist to find out what digital tools he used to build his book.
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Good writing vs. Talented writing
Brain Pickings
The secrets of good writing have been debated again and again and again. But "good writing" might, after all, be the wrong ideal to aim for. In About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews (public library), celebrated author and literary critic Samuel Delany — who, for a fascinating factlet, penned the controversial 1972 "women's liberation" issue of Wonder Woman — synthesizes his most valuable insights from 35 years of teaching creative writing, a fine addition to beloved writers' advice on writing.
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What publishers need to do in era of self-publishing
Forbes
According to best-selling hybrid author Sylvia Day: "the world cannot survive without the publishing industry." Perhaps a confusing message coming from one of the pioneers of self-publishing success.
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How to build more confidence and be more successful
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Confidence in yourself, others and in your business is vital to your success. If you are thinking of starting a business or you already own a business, you must already have some self-confidence to take such a big risk.
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How to: Self-publish an eBook with Kindle Direct Publishing
Tech Digest
The go-to online book retailer, Amazon has (with the advent of its Kindle eReader devices and app line) also become the premier destination for grabbing digital editions of your most-loved tomes. And through the company's Kindle Direct Publishing platform, it's also one of the easiest digital storefronts to get your book published to. This guide will hopefully give you all the info you need to get your book on sale and in front of millions of readers through Amazon's Kindle store.
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Publishing legacy: With chaos comes opportunity
Tech Page One
Traditional publishing is in flux. Content is still king, but how that content is procured, presented, distributed, and consumed has changed radically from the good ol' days of newsstands and drugstore spinner racks. With publishing initiatives from Amazon and Google nipping at their heels, publishers are scrambling to stay relevant in the newly redefined marketplace. But companies like Amazon and Google themselves aren't the enemy, according to best-selling author Neil Gaiman, who was the keynote speaker at the 2013 London Book Fair. "The enemy right now," he says, "is simply refusing to understand how fast the world is changing."
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