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Books/Publishing

 

Ten Benefits of Guest Blogging You Can't Get on Your Own Blog - Color Your Life Published

Expand your brand and build your credibility through guest blogging.

                           

Quick Tip: Build Relationships with Reviewers Well before Your Book Launch - All Indie Writers

Don't wait until the last minute to line up those reviews.      

 

Film

                                                        

Insider Insights on Indie Filmmaking: Selling Your Film and Wrapping Up - Bleeding Cool

The final installment of a 28-part series on indie filmmaking.    

                                          

No Budget Filmmaking: Rise of the Backyard Indie - Filmmaking Stuff

Tips on how to catch the indie filmmaking wave.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Singing While Old: How Vintage Voices Can "Rock" - Judy Rodman

As you grow older you may lose some vocal ability, but you may actually be able to sing better.

 

How to Build a Fan Base from Scratch - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

What do you do if you are just starting out?  

 

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Weekly News Roundup- November 7, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- October 31, 2014

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10 Social Media Rules Every Author Needs to Know - The Write Conversation

Consistency is the key for social media.

                           

How Can I Get Comments on My Blog? - BadRedhead Media

Comments equal engagement, engagement equals a motivated fan.      

 

Film

                                                        

Sam Mendes's 25 Rules for Directors - Vanity Fair

Showing gratitude is perhaps the most important rule on Mendes's list.    

                                          

5 Questions for Indie Film Funding - Filmmaking Stuff

How to make finding funding for your film less complicated.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Infographic about the Evolution of Music - TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

The variety of music out there is astonishing. 

 

The Most Important Step to Vocal Improvement - Judy Rodman

Be sure to do your PPP training.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- October 24, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- October 17, 2014

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Books/Publishing

                           

Why Authors Should Have a Newsletter - Marketing Tips for Authors

Having your own newsletter puts you in the driver?s seat.      

 

Film

                                                        

Learn How Joss Whedon Approaches Story, Writing & Directing in 10 Minutes - No Film School

Joss Whedon has proven he can craft a story for film.    

                                          

How Does a Director Know They Are Getting the Best Actor for the Role - Film Courage

How to avoid miscast actors playing the wrong role.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The War of Art: Resistance and the Music Producer - Renegade Producer

Do you know your unlived life?

 

The Most Important Step to Vocal Improvement - Judy Rodman

Find your weakness and turn it into a strength.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- October 10, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- October 3, 2014

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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.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- October 3, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- September 26, 2014

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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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Quick Tip: Conduct an Author Website Audit - All Indie Writers

Is your website working for or against you?  

                           

3 Ways to Pare Down Your Prose - Beyond Paper Editing

Some advice for nonfiction authors.      

 

Film

                                                        

6 Filmmaking Tips from John Cassavetes - Film School Rejects

The art of improvisational filmmaking.    

                                          

How to Generate a Sticky Story Your Audience Will Love - Filmmaking Stuff

Do you know the core of your story? 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How to Sing - The Definitive Guide - From the Front of the Choir

It all starts with opening your mouth.

 

Studio Headphones: Tips for Best Use - Judy Rodman

Don't forget the value of ambient sound during a recording session.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- August 29, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- August 22, 2014

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How to Turn Your Written Content into Video Content - The Future of Ink

Repurpose written content into video content for your blog.  

                           

Goodreads Giveaways: Don't Do What You're Told - Catherine, Caffeinated

Author Catherine Ryan Howard shares her insight on how to give away books on Goodreads.      

 

Film

                                                        

7 Bad Habits That Are Holding You Back as a Cinematographer - Noam Kroll.com

Never stop learning how to break bad habits.    

                                          

How Digital Cameras Changed Hollywood Filmmaking - DTV USA FORUM

A digital shoot is different than a film shoot, but the story is still the heart of a movie. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How to Love Your Own Singing Voice - Easy Ear Training

You have to love your own voice before your audience will.

 

25 Artists and Marketing Experts Give Their Best Advice on How to Promote a New Album - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Release your album one song at a time.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- August 22, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- August 15, 2014

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5 Ways an Editor is like a Dentist - The Book Designer

An editor might cause you a little pain, but it's for the good of you and your book.  

                           

How to Be an Author Book Bloggers Will Love - Author Culture

It's really a matter of planning and being considerate.      

 

Film

                                                        

The Shocking Truth about Your Movie Idea - Filmmaking Stuff

The key to a successful movie idea may be finding the audience first.    

                                          

6 Filmmaking Tips from Terry Gilliam - Film School Rejects

And now for something completely different from the only American who was a member of Monty Python. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

In Response: You're an Artist AND an Entrepreneur - New Music Box

Success belongs to those who wear both hats.

 

Singing Low Notes at a Recording Mic: The Ninja Technique - Judy Rodman

Hitting that low note is a pressing matter.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- August 15, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- August 8, 2014

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What Is a Perfect Ending? - Writer's Digest

A panel at this year's ThrillerFest discusses the best way to end a novel.

                           

5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: What Is It Costing You? - The Future of Ink

How to overcome all those excuses that are holding you back.     

 

Film

                                                        

Email Marketing for Movies (Why You Need To Start Now!) - Filmmaking Stuff

Is your email marketing campaign as crucial as your filmmaking strategy?    

                                          

How Do You Co-direct a Film? - Projector Films

The only thing harder than directing a film may be co-directing a film.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Crowdsourced Songwriting - Musician Coaching.com

The role of emerging artists and the current state of the music industry.

 

3-Step Process to Singing in Tune: Listen, Mime, Sing! - Judy Rodman

Using active listening can help train your voice.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- July 18, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- July 11, 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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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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Books/Publishing

 

10 Types of Blog Posts for Writers to Increase Traffic - Nostrovia! Poetry

How to boost your blog traffic with topics people want to read.          

                                                    

Brand Yourself and Make More Money as a Multi-Book Author - The Future of Ink

Nina Amir reveals how authors can grow a long tail.    

 

Film

                                                        

How to Achieve Your Filmmaking Goals Fast - Filmmaking Stuff

The first rule of the Filmmaking Club is to set a deadline for completion.    

                                          

Independent Filmmaking - No Limits for Filmmakers - NoHo Arts District

With no investors to set limits, taking risks is almost an imperative.    

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How Engaged Are You with Your Audience? - Creative Edge Music

Engaging your fans on your own website or blog gives you control of your brand.

 

How to Get More Gigs as a Guitarist -Ashley J. Saunders

Give them what they want, and the gigs will follow.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- May 30, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2014

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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.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- May 16, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 9, 2014

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