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Books/Publishing

 

Quick Tips to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing - Catherine, Caffeinated

Author and writing coach C.S. Larkin shares six tips to improve your writing.           

                                                    

Behind the Microphone ? Internet Radio Is a Great Online Marketing Strategy - The Future of Ink

Build your brand and sell books by being a guest on internet radio shows.    

 

Film

                                                        

How to Sharpen Your Movie Hook (So You Get Noticed) - Filmmaking Stuff

How to make investors and moviegoers care about your movie.   

                                          

The Three Rules I Saw Broken at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival - Script Magazine

Technology has created an indie filmmaking revolution, and like any revolution, rules are being broken.     

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Vocal Tone: What It Is, Why We Change It -Judy Rodman

Your vocal tone is a key component of communication, even when it comes to singing.    

 

Music, Mind and Meaning - The Case for the Science of Music  - Hypebot.com

Why do we like music? 

 

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Weekly News Roundup- February 28, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- February 21, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Write a Fast-Draft Novel - Writer's Digest

Prep work is your best strategy to writing a novel in a short period of time.          

                                                    

40 Things an Author Absolutely Must Do to Succeed - Author Culture

Author Kevin Parsons shares his long list of common sense ideas on how to succeed as an author.    

 

Film

                                                        

Indie Filmmaking is Surging despite the Odds - Variety

While the number of studio-financed films are going down every year, the number of independently financed films are going up.   

                                          

Legally Speaking, It Depends: Music in Film - Script Magazine

Just how does a filmmaker go about getting clearance to use a song in a movie?     

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

An Exercise in Goal Setting - Musicgoat

You won't believe how easy it just might be to achieve a goal.    

 

Shift Happens: Are You a Reader, a Listener or a Watcher? - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Have podcasts made blogs irrelevant? Bob Baker doesn't think so. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- February 21, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- February 14, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Staying Connected: You're Not Alone - The Book Deal

When you're out of the writing zone, it can sometimes feel like you're alone.         

 

How to Create Stronger Bonds with Readers through Author Appearances - The Creative Penn

The virtual world is great for meeting readers, but the real world is great for bonding with readers.    

 

Film

 

12 Early Short Films by Famous Hollywood Directors - Mental Floss

Every great filmmaker was once a beginning filmmaker.   

 

Actor or Character? - A MOON BROTHERS Film Blog

Should an audience be drawn to a film because of the characters or the actors playing the characters?     

                                    

Music

 

Facebook Now Lets You Ask Friends for Music Suggestions - Kings of A&R

An interesting development for musicians on Facebook.    

 

10 Music Bloggers Who Write about Unsigned Artists - Entertainment Divaz

Here's where you start building your list of movers and shakers in the always changing music industry.

 

-Richard

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A Tale of Two Author Brands - The Creative Penn

Joanna Penn examines her brand as a novelist and her brand as a nonfiction author.        

                                                    

The DNA of a Successful Book: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

Did you know that books with a female protagonist are 40% more likely to become a bestseller?   

 

Film

                                                        

Are You Meant to Be a Filmmaker? - Chaz Harris's Blog

Can you imagine doing anything else?   

                                          

Make the Distinction between Being a Visual Director and a Performance Director & Your Career Will Change - Noam Kroll

If your cast and crew know what kind of director you are, your production will go much smoother.     

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Networking: Why it's So Important and How to Do It - Music Think Tank

Why knowing people in the music industry is so crucial to your career.   

 

The Best Social Media and Internet Marketing Strategy for Musicians - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Do you know the four modes of communication?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- January 31, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- January 24, 2014

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How to Dominate Your Niche with a Book Blog -The Future of Ink

Here are your three steps to genre domination.           

                                       

Konrath's Publishing Predictions 2014 -A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Author Joe Konrath lets us peer into his crystal ball to see what he believes is on the horizon in the world of publishing in 2014. 

 

Film

                                                        

88 Cinematographers Share the Best Professional Advice They've Ever Received - The Black and Blue

Be careful. You may know it all after reading this article. 

 

Building A Cinema Camera for Under $1000 - Which Cameras Are Best & Which Accessories You Need - Norm Kroll

You can piece together an exceptional camera for under $1000 these days.     

                                    

Music

 

The Power of a Concert Memento - Hypebot.com

Do you have the merch to leave an impression with your fans? 

 

9 Things Every Musician Needs To Know About the Sound Guy -Digital Music News

Sure he does a killer mic check, but how is he at pulling off a killer sound?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - January 10, 2014

Weekly News Roundup - January 3, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Blog Carnival: Marketing Tips for Authors -Marketing Tips for Authors

A collection of links to posts on all-things books and publishing.         

                                                    

Too Much Vertical Space in Your Manuscript? -The Book Deal

Are you including enough writing in your writing?

 

Film

                                                        

Achieving That Film Look - New Channel Media Blog

Tips and tricks on how to give a digital image that film look.

                                          

Why All Film Directors Need To Know How to Act - NoamKroll.com

Having experience as an actor will allow you to communicate better on set. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Becoming a Better Singer - MusicianCoaching.com

Renowned vocal coach Linda Septien shares her thoughts on the art of singing.

 

Does Music Make You Smarter? (The Mozart Effect) -Maestro Musicians

Has music given you better spatial temporal reasoning?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - December 20, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - December 13, 2013

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10 Essential Non-Writing Tools to Help Writers Write -PBS

What non-writing tools are in your arsenal?

                                                    

Getting Maximum "Bang" for Your Book Description Buck: an SEO/Author's Perspective -The Creative Penn

Author and book marketing expert Lori Culwell looks at book descriptions as an SEO professional.

 

Film

                                                        

How to Build Rapport with Movie Investors (and Other Hollywood Heavy Hitters) - Filmmaking Stuff

Because sometimes it is about whom you know.

                                          

30 Things about Screenwriting - Filmmaker IQ

The greatest hits list from Scott Myers' blog, Go Into The Story.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Mixing and Producing: Choosing a Mix Engineer - Musician Coaching

An interview with Grammy-winning engineer Jason Goldstein.

 

Social Media to Your Band's Advantage -Musician Makers

Use social media as more than just a gig announcement tool.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - December 6, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 29, 2013

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Not long ago, I finished writing a book and decided I would mark the milestone by posting a music video of one of the songs that served as a source of inspiration while I was working on it. The song was "Rye Whiskey" by The Punch Brothers. It's a bluegrass (some call it "newgrass") tune that captured the essence of my book. What I discovered when I found the video on YouTube was that the video sharing site provided me with a list of similar songs. So I spent the better part of the day discovering some great music that also fit with the theme of my story.

 

From there, I decided to put together an unofficial soundtrack for my book. Over the course of a few days, I posted a video on my blog for each of the twelve songs I felt best fit the mood and feel of my book. It was just for fun; I didn't really expect anything out of it.

 

But to my surprise, I heard from other people who were fans of the music I included in my unofficial soundtrack. That led to getting mentions on their blogs and access to a demographic I wouldn't have thought to approach: music-lovers. I saw a little spike in sales that month, and since those posts were my highest-traffic hits, I can only assume some of the people who found me through the music decided to check out my book.

 

I share this little experiment with you in the hopes you'll give it a try. It's fun and can lead to broadening your platform to reach fans of a synergistic medium: music. What would your book's playlist include?

 

-Richard

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The Next Big Thing

Don't Give Up on the Wind

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How to Write & Sell a Cross-Genre Novel -Writer's Digest

When your book defies categorization.

                                                    

Collaborative Writing: Why Writing Together is Better than Writing Alone -Beyond Paper Editing

Are two creative minds really better than one?

 

Film

                                                        

Build a Reputation - Filmmaking Lesson 2 - Filmmaking Stuff

Is it easier to build a bad reputation than a good one?

                                          

The Filmmaker's Guide to Using the Top Social Media Sites - Sheri Candler

A look at the process of building communities around your filmmaking brand.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Wallowing in Obscurity? Congratulations! Why It's Awesome to Be an Unknown Artist - Bob Baker's The Buzz Factor

Oh, the fun you'll have building your brand.

 

Artistic Efficiency: How to Create More and Get Out of Your Own Way -Hypebot.com

Taking the time to plan your career can give you time to create.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 29, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 22, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Make Your Setting a Character -Writer's Digest

How to get your readers emotionally invested in your book's setting.  

                                                    

Self-Pub Personas: Which Type are You? -Electronic Bindery

Planning your career is much easier if you know who you are.

Film

                                                        

You Are the 30% - How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal - Filmmaking Stuff

Can you anticipate where 30% of your funding will come from before you even start you crowdfunding campaign?

                                          

The Art of Editing in the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Cinemacuteo

How math figures into the art of editing.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The Best Food and Drink for Your Voice - Music Makers

Fizzy drinks and spicy foods could hinder your vocal performance.

 

Should You Play a Benefit for Free? -Musicgoat

Is the exposure of playing a charity event worth it? Should it even matter?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 22, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 15, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Book Marketing 101 -Jane Friedman

It takes time, energy, and passion to promote a book.          

                                       

How to Stay Focused & Motivated to Get Your Book Done -The Future of Ink

What do you do when your right brain wants to quit?

 

Film

 

5 Hot Indie Directors on Why Studios Don't Make Their Kinds of Films Anymore - Hollywood Reporter

Why independent filmmakers can take risks studios can't.

 

Five Storytellers: Filmmakers Using Social Media Effectively - Business 2 Community

Contributing writer Ron Mwangaguhunga reveals filmmakers that are getting it right on social media. 

                                    

Music

 

Corey Koehler - Tamara Leigh's TREND ON

Corey Koehler of Musicgoat discusses marketing, branding, local gigs, and more.

 

What I Learned From a Wedding Gig -Ashley J. Saunders

A guide to playing with musicians you don't know.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 15, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 8, 2013

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Target Marketing for Authors - Email Marketing -BadRedhead Media

When spam isn't spam.     

                                       

Promote Your Book with Pinterest -The BookBaby Blog

Did you know Pinterest drives more traffic to content publishers' sites than Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit combined?

 

Film

                                                        

Independent Filmmaking - To Webisode, or Not to Webisode... - NOHO Art District

Webisodes can build your brand, but is it the right move for your career?

 

Directing Directors on the 'Right' Approach to Coaching Actors - The Wrap

Have you tried the Travis Technique of directing actors?

                                    

Music

 

How to Build an Effective Band Website - The Musicians Guide

What is your website's purpose?

 

How My Damaged Voice Came Back -Judy Rodman

All is not lost when you lose your voice.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 1, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 25, 2013

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How to Write a Good Book in 30 Days -The Book Designer

It's time to get down to business with the fast and furious prose.       

                                                    

Social Media for Authors: How to Make the Juggling Act a Little Easier -The BookBaby Blog

Remove all those moving parts from your social media strategy to make it more manageable.

 

Film

                                                        

3 New Skills Every Digital Editor Should Develop - Filmmaking.net

A web 2.0 world requires even veteran editors to learn new skills.

                                          

10 Zero-Budget Filmmaking Tips - Filmmaker IQ

If you can limit the number of locations in your film, you can greatly reduce your budget.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

5 Practice Tips to Improve Your Musical Skill - The Big Picture Music Production Blog

Do you have set goals when you practice?

 

Common Mistakes Producers/Engineers Make That Sabotage Singers -Judy Rodman

Something as simple as microphone placement can affect a singer's voice.

 

-Richard                                                                                

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Weekly News Roundup - October 25, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 18, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Grab, Delight or Shock Your Readers Right from the Start -The Book Deal

We're going to need a bigger hook.

                                       

Book Marketing 101: Sell the Benefits NOT the Product -Self Publishing Coach

A rather unusual take on how to sell a book.

 

Film

                                                        

How to Make Your Horror Screenplay More Effective - No Film School

'Tis the season to get your horror thinking cap on!

 

6 Filmmaking Tips from Ron Howard - Film School Rejects

You can learn a lot from a man with a catalog of blockbuster hits like Ron Howard.

                                    

Music

 

What Does a Music Producer Even Do? - Musicgoat.com

A great explanation of a music producer's role.

 

How to Warm Up Your Singing Voice -RouteNote Blog

A video tutorial featuring opera singer Danielle de Niese.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - October 18, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 11, 2013

 

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Build Subplots from Multiple Viewpoints -Writer's Digest

How many subplots is too many subplots?         

 

How Much Time Do You Need To Write? -Catherine, Caffeinated

Do you need the whole day to write for an hour?

 

Film

 

18 Writing Exercises to Improve the Quality of Your Script - Filmmaker IQ

Can lessons learned in a poetry group help you write a better script?

 

Disney's Lucasfilm Says Filmmakers Will Soon Be Using Video Game Engines

- Minyanville

Will special effects soon be done in real time and eliminate the need for extensive postproduction?

                                    

Music

 

Singing Multiple Sets? Beware What You Do Between Shows! - Judy Rodman

Resting between sets can save your voice.

 

How to Get More Click-Throughs and Retweets on Twitter -Hypebot.com

There is an art and science to tweeting. Dan Zarella cracks open Twitter and examines how to best use it.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - October 11, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 4, 2013

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