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Books/Publishing

 

Five Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better - Writer's Digest

Without moral dilemmas, your character won't experience growth. 

                           

Six Tips for Writing Minor Characters - The Passive Voice

Minor characters do have a major impact on your story.       

 

Film

                                                        

How Movies Trick Your Brain into Empathizing with Characters - WIRED

Feeling a little schizophrenic? You might be watching a movie.    

                                          

The Minimalist Guide to Making a Movie - Filmmaking Stuff

You don't need to wait for the perfect moment to make a film. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Four Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by the Single - musicgoat.com

The release of singles may be back in a big way.

 

Niche Music Markets: How to Dominate Genres and Themes - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Sometimes the narrower the market, the better.  

 

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Weekly News Roundup- October 3, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- September 26, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

The Self-Publishing Revolution Is Only Just Beginning. Reflections on My Stockholm Trip - The Creative Penn

The rules are changing and indie authors are calling the shots. 

                           

Why Publishing Shouldn't Be a One Person Show - The Future of Ink

Success in publishing depends on the people you surround yourself with.       

 

Film

                                                        

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Professionally Light Your Scene - Hollywood Oracle

Do you know how to get definition out of your shots?    

                                          

When Camera Choice Can Be the Most Important Factor in Achieving a Beautiful Image - Noam Kroll

You have to have the right camera to capture the right image. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How to Sing - 10 Habits of Successful Professional Singers - From the front of the Choir

The key is to be diligent and to be yourself.

 

Should We Sing like We Speak? - How to Sing Better

The vocal chords are engaged in two different ways when it comes to talking versus singing.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - September 26, 2014

Weekly News Roundup - September 19, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Lessons Learned from 3 Years as an Author-Entrepreneur - The Creative Penn

Joanna Penn describes her journey since leaving her career as an IT business consultant and becoming a full-time author. 

                           

What Does Editing Look Like? Behind The (Crime) Scene at The Editor's Screen - The Book Designer

A detailed look at what an editor actually does to your manuscript.       

 

Film

                                                        

How to Get Noticed as a Filmmaker - Filmmaking Stuff

Make your own breaks.    

                                          

Podcast Episode 41: Writing and Making a Feature - Projector Films

Two writers talk about the challenges, disasters, and triumphs they experienced directing their first film. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Alternative Music Venues: Where Else Can You Play? - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Bars and weddings aren't the only places to play..

 

Music-making Advice from Musicians That Non-musicians Might Find Useful - Music Thing

A fun tool to help musicians and non-musicians find inspiration.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- September 19, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- September 12, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

5 Ways to Beat Average - with Missy Tippens - The Seekers

The temptation to settle for a good word choice instead of the perfect word choice is always present when you're working on a book-length project. 

                           

6 Steps to Overcoming Social Media Writer's Block - Digital Book World

How to get over those moments when you just don't feel like promoting yourself on social media.       

 

Film

                                                        

Cameras Don't Make Movies, People Do - The Black and Blue

It's all about knowing how to use the camera you have.    

                                          

The Creative Process According to Francis Ford Coppola - Filmmaker IQ

The filmmaking legend says the writing is the most challenging part of filmmaking. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Music Publicity Tips: Three Great Pieces of Advice - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Let them know you're a perk, not a pest.

 

If Not Now, When? - Start Singing NOW! - From the Front of the Choir

There is no time like the present to go after your dreams.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- September 12, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- September 5, 2014

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Reaching Readers: Lessons Learned from Blog Tours - Self-Publishing Advice

Are blog tours worth the time and money? One author shares her experience.  

                           

Why Books Make Us Laugh - Huffington Post

While our minds may distinguish between fact and fiction, our brains do not.      

 

Film

                                                        

Independent Filmmaking - Finding Your Style - NoHo

The only way to know what kind of filmmaker you are is to make a film.    

                                          

Stabilize It! - Raindance

How to shoot smooth moving shots on a budget. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Learn How to Sing Nature's Way - How to Sing Better

There's the wrong way to sing and then there's nature's way.

 

INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of Songs - Perfect Porridge

A fun little series of graphs that reveal the components of a song by genre.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- August 1, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- August 8, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Know What You Write - AuthorCulture

When researching a book in this day and age, you have to be at the top of your game because readers have a world of information at their fingertips to fact-check you.   

                           

Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics - Publishers Weekly

An interesting look at the state of the ever-growing and increasingly influential indie publishing industry.       

 

Film

                                                        

What I've Learned from Making Three Feature Films by Patrick Creadon - Film Courage

Director and writer Patrick Creadon discusses the films he's made and how they have shaped his career.    

                                          

5 Ways to Succeed as a Modern Filmmaker - Filmmaking Stuff

How to get out of your own way and make a movie.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Music Marketing Ideas: Are These Too Outrageous? - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Are these marketing strategies too outside the box?

 

How Singer-Songwriters Can Maximize Their Career Potential When Using DJs and Producers - Musicgoat.com

Make sure you're recognized for your original material.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- August 1, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- July 25, 2014

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The Arc of the Indie Author Journey: From First Book to CEO of Your Global Media Empire - The Creative Penn

Being master of your own destiny can be daunting, but you can afford to learn as you go.

                           

15-Minute Book Marketing Tactics for Busy Authors - All Indie Writers

Making time for marketing just got a lot easier.     

 

Film

                                                        

How to Crowdfund like Humphrey Bogart - Filmmaking Stuff

Here's looking at...some basic yet effective crowdfunding strategies.    

                                          

Very, Very Independent Filmmaking - Getting on with It - NOHO Art District

Immersing yourself in the film community can go a long way in helping you become a successful filmmaker.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Starting a Music Career - Musician Coaching.com

Music consultant and former A&R representative Rick Goetz shares his philosophy on getting your music career off the ground.

 

How to Use Twitter to Attract Fans and Make Connections - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Use Twitter to connect with fans, journalists, venues, and music idols. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- July 11, 2014

Weekly News Roundup - July 3, 2014

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Online Exclusive: Both Sides of the Coin with Bella Andre - Writer's Digest

Bella Andre discusses her journey from traditional publishing to indie publishing.

                           

Writing What Scares You - Huffington Post

It takes courage to write what must be written.     

 

Film

                                                        

The Secret of Pitching to Film Investors (Shhhh. Don't tell) - Filmmaking Stuff

Be prepared to discuss projected earnings when pitching to film investors.    

                                          

Why You Should Never Care about Getting Rejected from Any Film Festival & How to Increase Your Odds of Getting In - Noam Kroll

You may be submitting your film to the wrong type of film festivals.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Vocal Scooping - How to Get This Style Trick Right - Judy Rodman

Sometimes when you can't reach a note you'll scoop your vocals to get there.

 

How to Successfully Run a Start-up Business Enterprise - CWG Magazine

Because you're not just a musician, you're an entrepreneur, too. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- July 3, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- June 27, 2014

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How Much Attention Should You Pay to Book Design? - The Book Designer

Designing your book inside and out is a crucial component in the indie author's journey.

                           

Becoming an Author - How Do You Spell Success? - The Future of Ink

In today's publishing world, the author doesn't just have control over their ability to succeed; they also have control over how to define success.     

 

Film

                                                        

The Long Take & the Tracking Shot - In Layman's Terms...

A look at how technology and evolving filmmaking techniques have changed the long take in movie making.    

                                          

Writing from Theme - Screenwriting from Iowa

Why summing your story up in one sentence can help you write more effectively.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

5 Mistakes Artists Make in Promoting Their Music - Intern Like a Rockstar

Do you know how to sell yourself and your music?

 

How to Create a Brand Identity Statement as an Artist - Bob Bakers TheBuzzFactor.com

Do you know how to tell fans and potential investors what kind of music you play? 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- June 27, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- June 20, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Book Marketing Advice for Self-Publishers [Infographic] - The Independent Publishing Magazine

Advice for indie authors from around the web in one handy infographic.

                           

How Authors Support Their Writing Dreams - The Book Deal

Tips on how to find your write-work balance.    

 

Film

                                                        

Can Film Scripts Help People Understand Anxiety? - The Guardian

Has the constant theme of high anxiety in films helped society come up with more effective treatments for anxiety?    

                                          

Tip of the Day: The Critical Importance of Post Audio - Noam Kroll

Post Audio is so important yet so overlooked and underappreciated.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

3 Tips for Recording Group Vocals with a Single Microphone - The Audio-Technica Blog

Recording group vocalists separately can result in an unnatural sound.

 

Songs and Stories: Bev Barnett's Social Media Balancing Act - Michael Gaither.com

Bev Barnett is an experienced singer, songwriter, and PR person. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- June 20, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- June 13, 2014

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Your Author Website is Boring: 5 Ways to Fix It - All Indie Writers

Professional blogger and indie author Jennifer Mattern maps out a plan to spruce up your author website.    

                   

How to Turn a Freebie Lover into a Super Fan - The Future of Ink

How to turn a casual reader into a super fan.    

 

Film

                                                        

No One Has Heard of Your Film - and That's Maybe How You Should Like It! - Projector Films

When being unknown can be a marketing strategy.    

                                          

Learning through Experimentation - Sheri Chandler

How to make a feature film without a crew and with a $500 budget.      

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Singing Tips: Are Dairy Products Screwing Up Your Singing Voice? - Musicgoat.com

If someone tells you your voice sounds like butter that might be a problem.

 

Not Listening = Overplaying - Ashley J. Saunders

You don't have to hit every note. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- June 13, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- June 6, 2014

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Jog Your Memory: The Effects of Exercise on the Brain - Michael Hyatt

An infographic that shows how exercise can help your brain stay in writing shape.             

                                                    

How a Strong Circle of Influence Can Increase Your Results - The Future of Ink

Start building contacts with skills to help effectively spread the word for future releases.    

 

Film

                                                        

How Short Should a Short Be? - Film Shortage

Where your audience will see the film makes a big difference when deciding on the length of your short.    

                                          

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are - Advice on How to Pursue Your Art - Filmmaker IQ

Helpful advice for a photographer that also applies to filmmakers.    

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Songwriter Vocal Strain: Hazards of Singing While Writing Songs - Judy Rodman

The key is to ease in and pace yourself when using vocals to write a song.

 

Know about Your Acoustic Guitar - Musician Makers

A detailed look at all the parts of an acoustic guitar.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- June 6, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 30, 2014

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Using SlideShare for Marketing Fiction and Non-Fiction Books - The Creative Penn

Is video not your thing? Never fear, SlideShare is here!         

                                                    

The Infinite Sadness of Unfinished Work - Catherine, Caffeinated

Making a commitment and setting a deadline to complete those unfinished manuscripts.     

 

Film

                                                        

Filmmakers Need to Focus More on Story, Less on Technology - Daily Sundial

Using the latest and greatest industry toy will never take the place of creating a solid story.   

                                          

Three Tips on How to Find Your Target Audience - Filmmaking Stuff

Knowing your audience can help you make a better movie.      

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

House Concerts: How to Make $25K in 2 Months with Shannon Curtis - Part 1 - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

An interesting new business model for bands.

 

Why Eye Language Matters to Your Voice - Judy Rodman

It isn't just acting that's in the eyes.  

 

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Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 16, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Tend Your Garden - A Newbies Guide to Publishing

Your success depends on how active you are in your publishing career.       

                                       

The 5 Essential Story Ingredients - Writer's Digest

You're going to have to acclimate yourself to crisis and escalation in order to make a discovery and change.     

 

Film

 

"The Enemy of Art Is the Absence of Limitations" & How Boxing Yourself in Will Help You Develop the Best Story Idea - Noam Kroll

Following strict rules can give you the freedom to be more creative.   

 

How Your Face Changes in Different Lighting - Pixel Bark

Are your actors ready for their close up? Here's a video that demonstrates how lighting can make all the difference.      

                                    

Music

 

Tumblr Marketing for Musicians - Musician Coaching.com

Tumblr's Music Evangelist Nate Auerbach discusses how musicians are using the social networking site to build their brand.

 

Indie Label Advice from the Great Escape 2014 - Hypebot.com

Indie label advice that can be applied to indie artists.  

 

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Weekly News Roundup- May 16, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 9, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

The Last Few Days at London Book Fair Have Been Mind-blowing for Me -The Creative Penn

An excellent breakdown of the news that really mattered coming out of the London Book Fair.             

                                                    

How Authors Can Market Themselves as Experts - Marketing Tips for Authors

Authors of fiction can be experts too.     

 

Film

                                                        

10 Filmmaking Myths: Busted - Raindance

Elliot Grove, the founder of the Raindance Film Festival, dishes on the myths he has come across on his independent film journey.   

                                          

Case Study: "Memory Lane" - A Lesson in Sustainable Indie Filmmaking on No Budget - IndieNYC

How an independent filmmaker secured an international distribution deal for a film with a $300 budget.       

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Live Shows! How to Squeeze More Marketing Power Out of Your Music Gigs - Bob Baker's The BuzzFactor.com

A live performance is your opportunity to gain a fan for life if you play your social media cards right.

 

Quieting Your Mind for Performance Focus - Judy Rodman

Your vocal performance depends on your state of mind.   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- April 18, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- April 11, 2014

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