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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.  

 

-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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Books/Publishing

 

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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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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Social Media Quiz ? Which Social Site Is Right for You? - Author Marketing Experts

An interesting exercise in choosing the social media path that suits your needs and matches your talents.        

                                                    

Dos and Don'ts for Choosing a Title -Tips, and a Free Tool, Too - Beyond Paper Editing

A great set of guidelines for works of fiction and nonfiction.      

 

Film

                                                        

Film Schooling: Insider Insights on Indie Filmmaking - Pre-production and Locations - Bleeding Cool

The location you choose for your film has a bearing on more than just your story's setting.   

                                          

Great Filmmakers and Their take on Filmmaking and Style - Filmmaker IQ

Style is the most essential element of filmmaking.      

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

5 Basic Recording Tips for the Hi-hat - The Audio-Technica Blog

Learning to properly record your hi-hat can make or break your mix.

 

Music Marketing Ideas: Where to Find the Best Ones - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Do you know where to find those hidden marketing ideas?  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- May 9, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 2, 2014

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Celebrate Every Writing Milestone! - The Seekers

All milestones, whether small or large, are reasons to celebrate and keep you motivated.   

                                                    

Ask the Editor: Breaking the "Write What You Know" Rule - The Book Deal

Write what you feel passionate about.     

 

Film

                                                        

The Future of Digital Cinema Cameras & Why the Resolution Race Is Over (for Now at Least!) - Noam Kroll

A look at the latest and greatest in digital video cameras made with filmmakers in mind.   

                                          

3 Film Directing Tips: How to Be Zen and Have a Good Time - Filmmaking Stuff

When things go awry on your film set, it just means it's your moment to shine as a leader.       

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

One Big Reason Bands and Musicians Need Their Own Website, and a Few Others - Musicgoat

Show the world you're serious and take control of your brand.

 

Funk Volume CEO's Social Media Secret? Put the Work in and Communicate Directly with Fans - Hypebot.com

The CEO of an indie label reveals how his company uses social media to grow their fan base.   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- April 11, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- April 4, 2014

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Building a Literary Community: Why and How - The Creative Penn

How connecting with other authors can lead to finding more readers.            

                                       

How to Harness the Power of Viral Marketing - The Future of Ink

When you get a mention online or offline, be ready to pounce on the marketing opportunity.     

 

Film

                                                        

Filmmaking Tips from SXSW: Some of Indie Film's Biggest Movers & Shakers Sound Off - No Film School

A collection of insights from indie stalwarts participating in various panel events at this year's SXSW. 

 

 

How Feature Filmmaking without a Crew Is Possible - Filmmaking Stuff

Gathering an all-volunteer crew can sometimes create more problems than it's worth.                                      

Music

 

 

Checklist: What to Do before You Book the Gig - Bob Baker's The BuzzFactor.com

A little planning is prudent before you start booking gigs.

 

 

Discover How Chords Are Used in the Songs You Love - Hooktheory.com

An amazing and addictive tool that lets you see the similar chord structures of popular songs, and it even predicts what will be the next big thing in chord structure.   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- April 4, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- March 28, 2014

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