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Google-teoshaku Writers FM -- Writers Radio -- Radio for Writers Searching for your muse? You'll find it here! Writers FM broadcasts live across the Web, 24 hours a day. Discover the secrets of getting published, and how best-selling authors REALLY work, all with your host Karl Moore. WE'RE LIVE RIGHT NOW - Click to Tune In! This station requires Windows Media Player. Want to Learn About Karl? Well-Fed Writer Goodreads | get book recommendations from people you know Notebook Stories: A Blog About Notebooks, Journals, Moleskines, Blank Books, Sketchbooks, Diaries and More The Writer's Almanac How Social Media Shapes Offline Reading You can't go a day without someone declaring that the book is dead, whether at the hand of the Kindle, the iPad, or social media. And while those technologies are certainly vying for attention with the printed book, a lot of social media users still read them--and are even using social media to complement their reading. First to the social-networking-for-bookworms space was LibraryThing, a site launched in 2005 that attracted a passionate but modest user base. I've been using Goodreads since 2008. By '08, I had become a social media addict, and when I received an invitation to join Goodreads, I decided to give it a try. Goodreads is easy to set up for anyone who's used a social networking site or an Amazon Wish List in the past. User profiles and friend acquisition works similarly to just about any other social networking site in existence--you log in, create a profile that highlights your literary interests, and add friends from the network. .

The Daring Novelist Stephen King´s Tips If you want to learn how to write better where do you go? Well, you can take a creative writing course. Or read the books, biographies and studies of men and women hailed as literary geniuses throughout history. For today, I’ve chosen to take some advice from one the most popular fiction writers of the last few decades: Stephen King. Now, great sales figures aren’t always an indication of greatness in any field. But it probably means that the creator knows what s/he is doing and what works. , The Long Walk or The Running Man – are really good reads (and sometimes even greater films I’ve learned/been reminded about these seven tips by rereading King’s memoir/how-to-write book On Writing – highly recommended for many good insights into writing and a writer’s life – and by a whole bunch of his novels I’ve sacrificed sleep to keep on reading. 1. Don’t waste your reader’s time with too much back-story, long intros or longer anecdotes about your life. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How do you find time to read more?