Today’s Techie Tuesday post is pretty eclectic but I’m bouncing off walls over the nifty tool I discovered. And of course I share all turbo-coolness with my More Cowbell posse.
You need at least five thousand characters and it tops out at a hundred thousand, but you authors could put in a synopsis and get a kickass word picture of your books. Pretty groovy, huh?
Note: I’ll do a how-to post if y’all tell me you need help with it. Click the link and try it and be sure to raise your hand down in the comments if you want a step-by-step here at the blog.
Below are 18 Links of Awesomeness from all over the blog-o-sphere. I gather them constantly, and then delete the ones I see in the must-read mash-ups like the one Gene Lempp does every Saturday. I try to only put the off-the-beaten path magic here.
I’ve divided these into categories to make it easier on you!
Social Media / Techie Magic
Marcy Kennedy’s post made me re-evaluate Google+: How to Use Google Plus to Easily Record A Video Blog
I love Anne R. Allen’s approach to blogging: she’s a proponent of once a week “slow blogging.” Although it doesn’t work for me, she’s turned it into an art form. Last week, she discussed the 7 Ways Authors Waste Time “Building Platform” on Social Media.
8 Ways To Promote Your Business (or Your Book) this weekend by Etna Interactive.
Apple’s iO7 and iTunes Radio are coming your way + nifty Parent Apps from CoolMomTech.
Lisa Cron: Why Good Writers Sometimes Give Bad Advice
YaminaToday.com’s 100 Best Creative Writing Blogs. Writers In The Storm was #14. (I totally squeed over that. 🙂 )
My Story Can Beat Up Your Story – a recommendation by Roni Loren
Have you ever wondered “what genre really means?” Here’s a very comprehensive Sub-Genre list from Writer’s Digest. The only thing I expected to find (and didn’t) was Women’s Fiction.
Stina Lindenblatt explains in detail how to write a synopsis. YAY!!!
I adore Writer Unboxed. Here’s a post from a few weeks back, called A Psychological Self-Help Tool for Fiction Writers, that made me genuflect.
6 Rewriting Tips for Enhancing Reader Comprehension by Stavros Halvatsis.
I wish I’d seen this amazing-ness earlier in the year: 2013 Writers’ Conferences from Stacey O’Neale.
Indie and Freelance Magic
What Do Self-Published Authors Need? – an answer by Hugh Howey (via Amy Shojai)
Want to build a freelance career? Here’s Noah Davis’ informative look at “the numbers.” This post made me so happy. Finally, someone “showed me the money” on freelance writing.
27 Gluten Free Recipe substitutions – this is AWESOME!! by Kate Morin
Speaking of gluten free, here’s a great list of GF alcoholic beverages — it’s very helpful.
And finally, in honor of all my hockey-loving pals, who will now be in withdrawals till hockey season begins again…here’s a cartoon from Doug Savage.
Do you have any crackling good links to share? Any favorites stand out from above? Last but not least, if you’re a sports fan, tell us your sport! Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!