p.s. Y’all were a stitch in yesterday’s comments (rocket launchers and all).
More Cowbell wouldn’t be half so fun without all of you, and we have some newcomers in our midst. For Techie Tuesday, and in honor of the newbies, I’m starting with the “Best of the Best at More Cowbell.”
After those, you’ll get 10 more Links that Rocked My World.
Have you ever wondered what achieved the highest hits ever on this blog?
These 10 Posts…
- Are You Fighting Dirty?
- Using The 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy To Build Tension In Your Novel
- 5 Important Things I Learned Teaching Autistic Kids
- Why Do Pregnant Women Get SO Much Heartburn?
- The Undie Chronicles: An Epilogue…”Man-Style”
- 10 Creative Ways To Express Your “Inner F-Bomb”
- Do Writers Need Presentation Skills?
- A Love Letter To My Teachers
- Ten Computer Phrases that Sound Dirty But Aren’t
- Do Writers Read Differently Than Non-Writers?
Below are the most intriguing posts I’ve found so far this month:
I freaking loved Super Bowl Science 2013 from Slate. Tons of fantastic geekery in here.
And for the bloggers…
Nina Amir’s posts will set your inner blog-geek aquiver. She offers tons of great insight, such as Barbara Wilson Arboleta’s post on Writing and Self-Publishing a Book Based on a Blog.
Speaking of blogging, Daniel Sharkov gives us 8 Not-So Obvious Ways to Make More Out of Your Blog Posts. Also by Daniel is 4 Simple Ways to Make Your Next Blog Post Just a Little more Shareable.
And if you’re a social media junkie, you should know that Google + overtook Twitter as ‘world’s second biggest social network‘ (by Digital Strategy Consulting).
And for my fellow read-a-holics…
What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide from the Atlantic Wire. Also, PLEASE: No More Insulting Classic Book Covers For Teen Girls by Zoe Triska was extremely thought provoking.
Last but not least, here’s a few presents for the writers among us:
RT Book Reviews did a rather depressing wrap-up of the Top-Selling Books of 2012. Really? This is what Americans bought more than anything else?
In addition, they did this post last May on the February AAP Book Sales Report. Why did I include such an old post? Look at the graphic at the bottom. It will send my indie YA pals into a joy-fest.
And finally, I offer you 9 Ways To Beat Writer’s Block from TheEnglishWeb.com.
What amazing links and news do you have to share? How many of those “More Cowbell Top 10″ have you already seen? What’s exciting in your life today? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
Reminder: WANACon is two weeks from this Friday!
Registration is now open for WANACon, an entirely online writer’s conference (including the opportunity to book appointments with agents). The conference runs February 22 to February 23, and you can register for one day or both. I’m scheduled to teach at the end of Day 1 at 8 pm EST…I hope you’ll be there.