A Novella Emerges Tweet by Tweet/NYT

We writers have heard for years that cinema has co-opted books. We’ve been taught to write in a manner that mimics cameras shots, i.e., to cinematize literature. Now a new twist appears (see link below) with Steven Soderbergh retiring from cinema and posting chapters from a novella on Twitter. Hmmm. If this catches on, it…

The Internet and IRL

image via brandbuildsell.com   Writers who have had the good fortune to have something published a few times a year invariably look to the Internet for its marketing possibilities. There are several avenues open on the Net for self-promotion, and my experience tells me this: Facebook/Twitter – with almost a billion active users, you can…

Making Hay of Social Media

As a group, we writers seem resistant to go digital/electronic. I admit, there's nothing like thumbing through a just-published book with one's name on it. Still, the digital world is ever more a reality these days. bookhitch posted this on making use of social media. I'm just sayin'….      Tweet Your Way to the Top Of…

Talking The New Business Model

No Bullshit Social Media – The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing, By Jason Falls and Erik Deckers image via socialmediaexplorer.com Everyone grappling for a toehold in the puzzling, evolving business world of today has at some point to have wondered at the stampede to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. What…

A Word About The Blue Bike

In the new media world, it's hardly enough to advertise your written works in print. Social media is other there for fun, but it's increasingly being used for business – and for those of us dabbling in the arts, it can be used to let you know about those works, and even some tidbits you…

Election 2010: How social media swung the vote | Media | The Guardian

The social media we all seem glued to in the U.S. is now a talked-about factor in GB, particularly regarding elections. Is this a positive thing? Or an empty vessel? This article from GB following its recent election contains some thoughts on the subject.     On Friday, will we be declaring that it was…