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Books/Publishing

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Weekly News Roundup - October 11, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 4, 2013

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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?

 

-Richard

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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.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - September 13, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - September 6, 2013

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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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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

 

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Building Your Fanbase - The Book Designer

Don't put it off. Read this blog post now!

                                                    

Mining Your Central Plot Nugget: A Lesson in Writing from John Grisham -The Creative Penn

When a bestselling author speaks, it's probably best to listen.

 

Film

                                                        

Fail to Plan and Your Film Fails - Filmmaking Stuff

What you don't plan for can carry a heavy price. 

                                          

6 Filmmaking Tips Directly from David Slade -Film School Rejects

Words of wisdom from the man who brought you the horror classic 30 Days of Night.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

To Cancel or Go On with the Show When You Are Sick - Judy Rodman

How to save your voice and your relationships when the show just can't go on.

 

Success in the Music Industry -Music Coaching.com

This is part two of an interview with Rick Goetz about marketing tools for musicians.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - July 5, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - June 28, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

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

 

How I Self-Edit My Novels: 15 Steps from First Draft to Publication - Wordplay

Author K.M. Weiland breaks down every author's least favorite thing to do.

                                                    

What You Should Know About Book Covers -Marketing Tips

You're not just designing a cover for your book. You're creating a marketing tool.

 

Film

                                                        

How Many Events Should You Have in Your Feature Screenplay? - Making the Movie

How many essential incidents do you have in your screenplay?

                                          

10 Filmmaking Sites You Should Be Reading -The Beat             

Sites that will help you develop and hone your filmmaking craft.        

                                    

Music

 

10 Tips for Better DIY Recording - Musicgoat

A mastering engineer shares tips on how to get the most out of your DIY recording studio.

 

How to Succeed -Getting There

Composer and producer Robert Maddocks reveals his formula for succeeding in the music business.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - June14, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - June 7, 2013

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