In my latest vlog, I talk about how sometimes every other author (Hilary Mantel) seems to get all the prizes and awards and shiny things while you’re covered in double baby sick. And how that’s very much like constantly counting your YouTube and web statistics. If you’re
The latest edition of my writing setups series comes from Stephen Hackett, writer and founder of the tremendous 512 Pixels blog and podcast, and fellow 70 Decibels [http://70decibels.com] gang member. Here he is with a minimal writing machine tale that I can more than relate to. Who are
Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown [http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/stephanie-thwaites-2/] in the UK, published a lovely post about rejection [http://childrensliteraryagent.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/publishing-rejection-vs-rock-roll/] this week on her blog. It begins: > It’s all about rejection. No, not online dating, but publishing: according
Redesigning your website provides an opportunity to take stock and think about what you’re doing. You get to look at what works well and what doesn’t, and assess whether your approach [https://www.iainbroome.com/blog/thinking-about-blogging] is still appropriate. As you know, I’ve just done all
Well here we are – the final post on Write for Your Life for 2010. It just so happens the site also turned two earlier this week, so this episode seems like a good opportunity to stop, say thank you to all you wonderful people and look ahead at what’s
The annual top 10 blogs for writers contest [http://writetodone.com/2010/11/11/nominate-your-favorite-writing-blog-5th-annual-top-10-blogs-for-writers-contest/] is taking place at the moment, which is marvellous, but rather than talk about why you should vote for this blog, I’m going to point you towards three others that I’m currently reading
AudioBoo [http://audioboo.fm] has been referred to as an audio version of Twitter [http://twitter.com/]. I’d say it’s got quite a long way to go in that regard, but it’s certainly a handy little tool for publishing actual words and sounds with barely any effort
Well doesn’t time fly, eh? This time last year I finally got round to launching Write for Your Life [http://writeforyourlife.net/welcome-to-write-for-your-life]. It was something I’d talked about for ages, but always put off because I was worried about how much time I could devote to it.
Back in May, Write for Your Life spoke to Jean Hannah Edelstein, author of Himglish and Femalese: Why Women Don’t Get Why Men Don’t Get Them [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Himglish-Femalese-women-dont-them/dp/1848091443/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242577523&sr=8-1] , published by
In my relatively short time in the blogosphere, I’ve come to understand a couple of things. First, most people who blog about writing are passionate about it and, in my experience, very [http://www.confidentwriting.com] nice [http://www.tumblemoose.com] cyber-people [http://www.himglishandfemalese.com/] indeed [http://twitter.