Archive for August, 2015

10 Essential Lessons You’ll Learn in a Creative Writing Workshop

@ 4:42 PM on August 31, 2015

Find out what you stand to gain by taking a creative writing workshop that is centered around peer reviews and critiques.Tags: Writing AmWriting

What Happens When Authors Swap Facebook Pages? A Fun Marketing Idea

@ 10:04 AM on August 31, 2015

“The most fun I’ve had marketing…was two years ago when Debra Webb and I realized we shared a release date and we hijacked each other’s Facebook pages, each playing with the others’ fans for the day, including fun banners, prizes, contests, scavenger hunts, interviews with each others’ characters, etc…every one had soooo much fun!”


13 Things Happy, Successful and Contented Writers Do on the Weekends

@ 7:14 PM on August 28, 2015

Articles have been written about what successful people do on their weekends. But, what specifically do happy, successful and contented writers do on the weekend? Do you want to know their secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day.


10 Meaningful Practices for Every Writer

@ 12:57 PM on August 28, 2015

Here are 10 smart, yet simple ways for every writer—from novelists to journalists to poets—to enrich his or her mind and become better at cultivating ideas and putting them to the page.


The Self-Publishing Sky is Not Falling

@ 6:08 AM on August 28, 2015

First of all, just like in the Old West, the gold rush made scant millionaires. There were never going to be abundant strikes except for the few. If the gold rush in digital publishing ever was, it was irrelevant to the vast majority of authors.

Second, the key to making a living as a writer, has not changed and will never change, because it’s always been the same!
To wit:


Have you seen Story Wars? A “collaborative and competitive storytelling website.”

@ 5:06 AM on August 27, 2015

Story Wars is collaborative and competitive storytelling website. Take turns writing the story. Vote on which chapter should be included.Tags: Writing AmWriting

Watch: Why Design Matters to Our Lives

@ 4:46 PM on August 26, 2015

YouTube channel The School Of Life has created an insightful video that talks about design and why it matters in our lives.

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Dropbox rolls out USB keys to keep your files safer

@ 10:29 AM on August 26, 2015

Worried about the security of your Dropbox files, even if you use two-step verification? Dropbox has your back now with a new USB key-based system to ensure that you are the only one able to access your files in the Dropbox cloud.

Why Deleting Personal Information On The Internet Is A Fool’s Errand

@ 3:44 PM on August 25, 2015

In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, we’re continuing to learn that there’s no such thing as 100 security on the Internet.Tags: Privacy hack

Cisco Developing Cloud-Based Virtual Meeting Rooms

@ 2:47 PM on August 25, 2015

Sixty-six percent of the 200 event organizers who participated in Meeting Professionals International’s second-quarter Meetings Outlook survey this year indicated they expected a year-over-year increase in virtual attendance, and more than half of the respondents indicated their organizations were using virtual and hybrid technology to enhance in-person meetings or incorporate onsite and remote event elements.