Social Networking and the Internet

Bent Objects: An Awesome Blog-to-Book Success Story

I am a big fan of blog success stories—instances where someone starts a blog that has enough momentum to warrant a book deal. Now there are the big blogs that are almost too big to feel happy for, such FailBlog or F My Life. And then there are middle-of-the-road awesome success...

New Media Rehab: Opportunities Through Blogs and More

It’s no news that big print media considers new media a kind of onslaught, as though traditional print is the once-lustrous orchard, and bloggers and other independents are each a locust, which, one-at-a-time, are not normally threatening, but jillions of them at once is a different story. Guest blogger Hollis Gillespie is...

So You’ve Set Up a Writer Blog—Now What?

If you read my previous guest post on how to set up a blog, you know how easy the tech stuff can be. Once you’ve found your perfect theme and written up your contact info, there’s just one thing left: the first entry. Faced with the paralyzing task of finding something...

How to Create a Simple Writer Blog

Writing is hard work. First, you have to write the story. Then you have to revise it, workshop it, revise it some more, write a query letter, do query research, then mail your baby out. While many writers think the work ends the moment they sign a contract, pros know otherwise....

I Caved and Joined Twitter

So, yeah, it was bound to happen one day or another.  I caved and joined.  Follow me if you dare (@ChuckSambuchino), mwahahahaha. I predict I will either quit within a month or become pretty good at Tweeting. Want more on this topic? A guest column: 20 Query Letter Tips. A guest...

Literary Agents Talk Blogging, Twitter and More

Outside, it was a warm Friday afternoon at Myrtle Beach. Inside, eager, nervous writers filled a windowless room at the South Carolina Writers Workshop, hoping to learn how to do the “social networking” thing that we keep hearing is no longer optional. Guest Blogger Michelle Hodkin writes for young adults, tweets (MichelleHodkin)...