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Books/Publishing

 

How to Find the Perfect Names for Your Characters -Writer's Digest

Naming a character may require a little trip around the world.

                                       

Wish You Had a Few Extra Hours in the Day? Hire an Author Assistant! -BadRedhead Media

Hiring an assistant is not as outrageous as it sounds.

 

Film

 

How to Shoot a Film with a Skeleton Crew - Noam Kroll

Two words every independent filmmaker knows too well: skeleton crew.

 

Two Types of Sound in the Movies - A MOON BROTHERS Film Blog

Do you know the difference between Diegetic Sound and Non-Diegetic Sound?

                                    

Music

 

How Film Music Shapes Narrative - OUP Blog

Music can make or break the success of a film.

 

Is Music Really Getting Sadder? -The Echo Nest

Do more minor keys in hit songs mean that music is getting sadder?

 

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Weekly News Roundup - October 4, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 27, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Making Your Book Attractive for Book Clubs -Duolit

Getting noticed by a book club isn't easy, but Stephen McCutchan shares some tips that helped him do just that.                                                     

                                       

7 Questions to Ask Before You Write a Nonfiction Book -The BookBaby Blog

Bobbi Linkemer dishes out her advice on writing a nonfiction book.

 

Film

 

Filmmaking: Making a Little Go Further - Business 2 Community

How independent filmmakers stretch a dollar.

 

Indie Beat: The Road to Sustainable Filmmaking - Twitch

Have the worlds of raising financing and finding an audience merged?

                                    

Music

 

Hey Musicians, Does Crowd Size Matter? - Musicgoat

Do you need the room to be packed in order to play your best?

 

Silence vs. Playing -Ashley Saunders

Not playing a note is just as important as playing a note when it comes to music.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - September 27, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 20, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

4 Reasons You Need a Business Plan for Your Book - Writer's Digest

Embrace the entrepreneur inside of you.

 

The Secret to Writing Faster -Backspace

Could the secret to writing faster be ditching technology?

 

Film

 

5 Tips for Creating Your Own Film or Series - backstage

It takes a team to make a film.

 

Joss Whedon on Filmmaking - BAFTA - Filmmaker IQ

From Buffy to The Avengers, Joss Whedon has proven he knows his stuff.

                                    

Music

 

3 Surprising Reasons House Concerts Are Great For Selling Merch and Making New Fans - Musicgoat

It might be time to invite a few hundred of your closest friends over and have a party.

 

Busy Voices: Quick Tabata Exercise for Physical Stamina -Judy Rodman

One must exercise the entire body to keep one's voice physically fit.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - September 20, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 13, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

4 Ways to Cultivate Fan Activists to Help with Word of Mouth Marketing -Marketing Tips

Author and branding expert Eric Thomas reveals his secrets to finding superfans who love spreading the word.                                                    

 

In Book Marketing, Sometimes Less is More! -Self Publishing Coach

Author AFN Clarke discusses his experience with advertising his books.

 

Film

 

Film School Thru Commentaries - Filmmaking.net

Kevin Smith explores who does and doesn't need to go to film school in the world of filmmaking.

 

5 Things You Should Know About DSLR Film Making - Raindance

Meet the camera that is changing independent filmmaking.

                                    

Music

 

#10 Change with Bob Baker - #BBTD

Music marketing guru Bob Baker talks succeeding, failing, and all the hurdles in between.

 

Great Advice from Sting's Guitarist -Ashley J. Saunders

Dominic Miller discusses the proper way to hold a guitar.

 

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Weekly News Roundup - September 13, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 6, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

5 Steps for Restarting Your Book Marketing Efforts after a Break -Duolit

What to do when building your brand has taken a backseat to living your life.

                                       

Goodreads for Authors with Patrick Brown -The Creative Penn

The director of author marketing and community manager at Goodreads shares some valuable insights for authors about the online community of readers.

 

Film

 

The New Marketing Model for Filmmakers - AdPulp.com

A look at the world of online media for filmmakers that goes beyond YouTube.

 

Equity Crowdfunding, a New Financing Opportunity for Independent Filmmakers - Filmlinker

Is this a viable new financing strategy for independent filmmakers?

                                    

Music

 

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

How to battle that little voice in your head that's trying to hold you back from taking chances.

 

How Streaming Affects Music Revenue Growth -Hypebot.com

Are the latest music streaming statistics signaling a growth in music revenue?

 

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Weekly News Roundup - September 6, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - August 30, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How Did I Get So Many Reviews Of 'Broken Pieces?' -BadRedHead Media

How one author managed to get more than 140 reviews for her indie title.    

                                       

Networking Tips for Shy Authors -The BookBaby Blog

A guide to take your networking from the virtual world to the real world.

 

Film

 

Creative Things to Do When an Actor Won't Return for a Sequel - Den of Geek

How do you do the sequel to your indie hit without the same actors?

 

Is Crowdfunding Changing the Game for Filmmakers? A Q&A with Spike Lee - Huffington Post

The legendary indie filmmaker looks at the changing world of film financing. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The Game of Music Knowledge - The Musicians Guide

Are you making music career choices based on emotion or reason?

 

5 Tips on How to Get More Followers on Instagram -musicgoat.com

Lest we forget, Instagram can be a potent marketing tool. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - August 30, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - August 23, 2013

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How to Test a New Idea or Concept? Experiment! -The Future of Ink

Creative business coach Laura West shares her ideas on how to properly test that crazy concept you just can't let go.                                           


6 Key Book Marketing Strategies for Authors -Marketing Tips for Authors

Do you have a newsletter?

 

Film

                                                        

Using Negative Space in Film - A Moon Brothers Film Blog

Oh, what to do with that empty space in your frame?

 

Check Out 7 Filmmaking Tips from Indie Film Icon Kevin Smith - No Film School

Should you be editing while you shoot?

                         

Music

 

How to Make Money with Your Music This Week - Bob Baker's The BuzzFactor.com

One band made more than $600 in one week with just one of Bob's ideas.

 

Avoid Vocal Cord Injuries...Touch Base with your Vocal Coach Between Tours -Judy Rodman

It seems there have been many vocal injuries by big-name singers lately. Judy thinks consulting a vocal coach could have prevented them. 

 

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Weekly News Roundup - August 23, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - August 16, 2013

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Are Writers Born Or Made? -The Creative Penn

Is writing a matter of desire, talent, or both?

 

7 Reasons Why Social Media Isn't Growing Your Fiction Readership (And What to Do About Them) -TheBook Designer

Are you fully optimizing your social media presence?

 

Film

                                                        

Movie Marketing Strategy - Filmmaking Stuff

Now that distribution is no longer an issue, finding individuals who care about your film takes center stage.

                                          

Walter Murch: How New Technologies Affect Filmmaking - KFTV

A startling look at how new technology has changed the physicality of making of film.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Music and Merchandise - MusicianCoaching.com

Music and merch go together like ramma lamma lamma Ka dinga da dinga dong.

 

Recording Acoustic Audio -Music Makers

A look at how new technologies have changed the way acoustic audio is recorded.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - August 16, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - August 9, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How a Great Twitter Bio Can Net You More Followers…and Sales! -BadRedhead Media

Your Twitter bio is important, so make it count.           

                                                    

Storyville: What is Literary Fiction? -Lit Reactor

The answer to that age-old question many authors have asked: "Did I just accidently write literary fiction?"

 

Film

                                                        

Social Media for #Filmmakers: Facebook 101 - Film Independent

To thrive in filmmaking today, you have to add one more job title to your list of many as an independent filmmaker: social media evangelist.

                                          

10 Pinterest Boards Filmmakers Should Be Following - Indiewire

Pinterest has become a social media favorite for a lot of filmmakers.

                                    

Music

 

11 Ways to Sabotage Studio Vocals - Judy Rodman

Judy lists some the habits and choices that influence your vocals.

 

The Accident That Changed Modern Guitar Sound - The Big Picture Music Production Blog

Who knew a little accidental guitar distortion would have such a huge impact on music?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - August 9, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - August 2, 2013

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How to Make Your Summer Sales Sizzle by Getting Your Video On -The Future of Ink

Video works around the clock so you can enjoy the summer.

 

Film

                                                        

Smartphones: The Future of Filmmaking - Raindance Film Festival

A look at some films made with smartphones.

 

Top 10 Elements of Film Making - List Dose

Preproduction, production and postproduction in ten parts.

                                    

Music

 

Music Publicity: 10 Things to Do AFTER You Get It! - Bob Baker's BuzzFactor.com

What do you do with publicity once you get it?

 

3 Key Music Marketing Lessons Based On Eye Tracking Studies -Hypebot.com

Where the eye falls on a webpage can help you build a better website.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - July 26, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - July 19, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Finish Your Book's Second Draft - The BookBaby Blog

There is a blueprint to completing a second draft.

                                                    

5 Profitable Places to Sell Your Books - The Future of Ink

The non-bookstore item in this list is particularly interesting.

 

Film

                                                        

This Is Your Brain on Movies: Neuroscientists Weigh In on the Brain Science of Cinema - Truth Seekers

Can studying the effects of movies on the brain lead to creating better films?

                                          

Building a Movie - A Moon Brothers Film Blog

Creating a film is a lot like building a house.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Maybe You Should NOT Do Vocal Exercises - Judy Rodman

If you feel like you're doing your vocal exercises wrong, you're probably doing it wrong.

 

Tips on Getting Music Placed and Listened To -Musicgoat

Tips on reaching out to radio shows and podcasts to get your music heard.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - July 19, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - July 12, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Most Common Mistakes: When Your Scene Focuses on What Isn't Happening - Wordplay

If you're going to write about what your characters don't do, make sure it counts.

                                                    

How to Make Ordinary Characters Compelling -Writer's Digest

A character doesn't need unusual abilities or knowledge in order to be fascinating.

 

Film

                                                        

How Does P.T. Anderson Start Writing a Story? - Making the Movie

Paul Thomas Anderson discusses the coffee shop method for breaking through writer's block.

                                          

10 Tips for the Video Producer on Location in Summer's Heat - Videomaker

The dog days of summer are upon us. Do you know how to beat the heat so it won't ruin your production?

                                                                                                                       

Music

 

Co-creating a Fanbase with Music Curation and What Artists Can Learn From Bloggers - Hypebot.com

Sharing and cross-promotion can help you build your fanbase.

 

What Are the Benefits of Listening to Music? -Musician Makers

Music matters on so many different levels.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - July 12, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - July 5, 2013

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5 Ways to Use Pinterest for Book Promotion - Duolit

Is it time for authors to start pinning?

                                                    

Exclusive Dialogue: When Readers Don't Know What Your Characters Are Talking About -Wordplay

Is it ever a good idea to keep readers in the dark when it comes to conversation between characters?

 

Film

                                                        

How to Succeed as an Independent Filmmaker - good in a room

Sheri Chandler, online marketing expert for filmmakers, shares her keys to success for indies.

                                          

How to Promote Your Film Online -Film Shortage

Making the film is the fun part. Selling it is the real work.

                                    

Music

 

Tips on How to Make Electronic Music - Musician Makers

Before the machines take over the world, they'll get down and rock a little.

 

Music Crowdfunding without a Fanbase -Hypebot.com

If you don't have fans yet, how do you get people to fund your first album?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - June 28, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - June 21, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

What's the 3-Step Process to Marketing Your Book? - BadRedhead Media

A book release strategy from the 'marketing' point of view.

                                                    

21 Ways to Launch a Successful Virtual Book Tour - The Future of Ink

Author D'vorah Lansky shares 21 articles that are the basis for her new book about virtual book tours.

 

Film

                                                        

How to Secure a Shooting Location -Filmmaker IQ

Watch as indie filmmakers set out to legally secure a location for their short film.

                                          

Are You Good In a Room? -Joke and Biagio                 

Just because you're an indie filmmaker doesn't mean you don't have to pitch your film.      

                                    

Music

 

Music Industry Networking Tips - Musicgoat

Sometimes success really does hinge on who you know.

 

Voices and Allergies...Practical Tips To Quell the Mucous Monsters - Judy Rodman

How to avoid letting that cold invade your music.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - June 7, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 31, 2013

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The PERFECT Hook - Author Culture

What are you promising your readers with your hook?

                                                    

5 Reasons to Admire Self-Publishing - Huffington Post

An article examining the independent spirit of the self-publishing community.

 

Film

                                                        

10 Films That Gave the Game Away Too Early -What Culture!

Can you spoil a good story by uncovering the mystery too soon?

                                          

The Philosophy of Filmmaking: Storytelling DNA -San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

Can making a film be both easy and impossible?

                                    

Music

 

The Essentials to Building a Successful Music Career - Musicgoat

Call them the five Ms of making it in music.

 

The Future of Direct-To-Fan Marketing - Hypebot.com

Experts in the music and tech industries discuss the coming advances in fan outreach tools.

 

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Weekly News Roundup - May 31, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 24, 2013

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