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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Get in Good with Goodreads - Writer's Digest

Veteran author Michael J. Sullivan shares his secrets to Goodreads success.           

                           

Reader Question: Grammar, Second Languages, and Book Soundtracks - All Indie Writers

Poor grammar and typos in your marketing material can cost you readers.         

 

Film

                                                        

Top Five Things I've Discovered about Promoting a Low Budget Children's Film - Projector Films

Be relentless, and be prepared for the long haul.     

                                          

The 11 Principles of Leadership for Filmmakers - Studio Binder

Know thyself, and know thy craft. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Nine Reasons a Guitar Pickup Sounds the Way It Does - Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

What seems simple can actually mean everything when it comes to tone.  

  

How to Use Craigslist to Book Music Gigs - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Can a free site help find paying gigs?  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- April 3, 2015

Weekly News Roundup- March 27, 2015

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Books/Publishing

 

Your Facebook Fan Page - Author Culture

Ever wonder why you need an author fan page on Facebook?

                           

If Your Book Isn't Selling, Do the Hokey Pokey - Color Your Life Published

Can the hokey pokey be the secret to selling more books?      

 

Film

                                                        

How We Got to Now: Measuring Sound - Filmmaker IQ

How to manage the sounds of a city during shooting on-location scenes.    

                                          

Top 10 Most Effective Editing Moments of All Time - Filmmaking.net

Editing is the unsung hero of filmmaking.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Thursday Therapy (for Musicians) - Musicgoat.com

Singer/songwriter Cynthia Brando shares her experiences in the music industry.

 

How to Write a Song - Guitar Coach Magazine

Which comes first, the melody or the lyrics?   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- November 28, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- November 21, 2014

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Weekly News Roundup - November 28, 2014

 

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Books/Publishing

 

Do Writers Have to "Write What They Know?" - Backspace

Is it "write what you know" or "write what you're passionate about"?

                           

How to Build a Fictional World - TED Ed

Author Kate Messner reveals a few tricks of the trade to bring fictional worlds to life.      

 

Film

                                                        

Structures - Projector Films

Learn about the '5-act Pixar poker idea' in this podcast.    

                                          

Filmmakers Risk Everything by Doing These 7 Things - Film Industry Network

What risks are you taking?  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

"Is It Realistic at My Age, to Think I Can Ever Really Become a Respectable Sax Player?" - Sax Station

Is there such a thing as being too old to pursue your musical dreams?

 

Is How You Label Yourself As a Singer Holding You Back? - From the Front of the Choir

If you call yourself a soprano, you may not realize you can sing in the alto range.   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- November 14, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- November 21, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Create the Perfect Website: Where to Put Your Buy Button - Marketing Tips for Authors

Why are you hiding your "buy now" button?

                           

The Easiest Way to Write a Book - ASHLY LORENZANA

Work smarter, not harder.      

 

Film

                                                        

Independent Filmmaking - Can I? Should I? Am I Good Enough? - NoHo

Shut out the doubt and make your film.    

                                          

How to Find Great Child Actors - The Top 3 Things I Learned - Projector Films

One filmmaker describes her process for finding the right child actors.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Advertising Your Music - Music Consultant

Online media buyer Pedram Nikfarjam dishes out his best practices for advertising your music.

 

Nine Steps to Setting Up Your Music Career like a Business - musicgoat.com

You're more than a musician, you're a music entrepreneur.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- October 31, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- October 24, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

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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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Your Author Website is Boring: 5 Ways to Fix It - All Indie Writers

Professional blogger and indie author Jennifer Mattern maps out a plan to spruce up your author website.    

                   

How to Turn a Freebie Lover into a Super Fan - The Future of Ink

How to turn a casual reader into a super fan.    

 

Film

                                                        

No One Has Heard of Your Film - and That's Maybe How You Should Like It! - Projector Films

When being unknown can be a marketing strategy.    

                                          

Learning through Experimentation - Sheri Chandler

How to make a feature film without a crew and with a $500 budget.      

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Singing Tips: Are Dairy Products Screwing Up Your Singing Voice? - Musicgoat.com

If someone tells you your voice sounds like butter that might be a problem.

 

Not Listening = Overplaying - Ashley J. Saunders

You don't have to hit every note. 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- June 13, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- June 6, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Using SlideShare for Marketing Fiction and Non-Fiction Books - The Creative Penn

Is video not your thing? Never fear, SlideShare is here!         

                                                    

The Infinite Sadness of Unfinished Work - Catherine, Caffeinated

Making a commitment and setting a deadline to complete those unfinished manuscripts.     

 

Film

                                                        

Filmmakers Need to Focus More on Story, Less on Technology - Daily Sundial

Using the latest and greatest industry toy will never take the place of creating a solid story.   

                                          

Three Tips on How to Find Your Target Audience - Filmmaking Stuff

Knowing your audience can help you make a better movie.      

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

House Concerts: How to Make $25K in 2 Months with Shannon Curtis - Part 1 - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

An interesting new business model for bands.

 

Why Eye Language Matters to Your Voice - Judy Rodman

It isn't just acting that's in the eyes.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 16, 2014

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