So I'm kinda incognito this week. I'm determined to get the Spy Thriller Database I'm creating up and running. Using a content management system is a learning experience, one with a steep learning curve. Every little thing I want to do requires almost an hour of research. I hope this process speeds up, pretty soon.
In the meantime, here's some cool things to keep you occupied:
- Mark Terry has a brilliant ten-part series on freelance writing. They're not exactly indexed on his site, so let me make it easy for you to visit: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
- Jeremy James shared a presentation he gave to a writer's group on "Web Strategies for Writers." (At the bottom of each post, you can click the link to the next one.)
- David Montgomery, over at his Crime Fiction Dossier has two fantastic discussions going on about promotion in the comments section, including the likes of Lee Child and M.J. Rose:
- And you might want to check out his newest post, Advice for Unpublished Writers, too.
- The Great American Book Giveaway: You can enter to win free books every week. They don't abuse your email, and I don't find it intrusive. If you tried them before, when they did a weird experiment with gather and trying to click through was confusing, don't worry: they've gone back to simple, so you can safely try again. I enjoy seeing the covers of five new books every week. This week, I discovered Ren Gen: The rise of the cultural consumer, which "argues that we are on the precipice of a major cultural renaissance." Amen to that. I must check out that book!
So what are you guys up to, this week?
(Only about 8-10 more days before DH gets home!!!!)