March 11, 2014
An important part of the writing process is to work with critique partners. I know everyone has their own way of doing this, but I’ve seen it done two ways.
1. You email pages to your group several days in advance, they use track changes and print out their suggestions. So if you exchange 10 pages and you have 4 people in your group, you’re printing off 40 pages.
2. You make a copy of your pages for every member of your group and you work on it together- still 40 pages. Do that once a week for a month and you’ve used 160 pages of printer paper. That adds up in a hurry!
We like saving money! Here are two different, cost effective paper suppliers. I feel my pockets getting heavier with savings.
******If you have a place that’s cheaper, please share with the Musetracks family.
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July 17, 2012
Got books for sale through Amazon? Do you regularly check your sales ranking?
NovelRank is a free site that can track the rankings of both digital and print sales in real-time. And not just the U.S., but through all Amazon outlets. The site will even provide you a look at how your books’ ranking compare with each other in a colored-coded chart.
Pretty cool. Check it out.
July 10, 2012
I’ve found the coolest web site for writers and readers! More than 500,000 new stories go up on this site every month and it gets 9 million unique visitors each month as well. If that doesn’t knock your socks off then maybe knowing that its users spent 1.7 BILLION minutes here last month might get you interested. Seriously, I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about this place sooner….of course, there is the distinct possibility that everyone else has been at the party except me…..I’m slow like that sometimes!
“Storytelling is all about connecting audiences and the people telling the story,” says Allen Lau, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, “So we are trying to re-create that environment through the internet.” (I think I’m crushing on this Allen guy!)
I believe this is a new wave to catch a ride on and seeing that it’s attracted $17.3 million in venture funding- It’s going to be around for awhile.
Enjoy! I’m off to sign up for it right now- and the best news? It’s free!!!