Going boldly into the unknown...a weekly roundup of writing tips and trends from a NZ children's writer.
Comments always welcome. (Image is of two galaxies colliding. Images Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.)
Content is the new
word for story. Container is the new word for form that the story comes in. It
could be digital or print or images or audio or interactive game…
project I’m involved in is creating a found artifact which takes the form of a
journal. This is to be part of a larger art project looking at different ways
artists and writers collaborate together. I seem to be coming across content collaboration everywhere.
Joanna Campbell Slan talks about serialising a novel on her website and what she has learned. Is this controlling your content or letting
it go? I know of other authors who do this in other canny ways. (If you can’t wait for the next
installment you can go buy the whole book...)
The latest Author Earnings snapshot is out. You may have
heard that e-book sales are declining. Author Earnings gurus Hugh and Data Guy
have discovered that this is happening only to Trad publishers who raised
their prices after negotiating new deals with Amazon. Check out the Author
Earnings website for other interesting news from the 6th snapshot.
Joel Friedlander has an interesting guest post up. Short is the new black- your shrinking reader attention span. This is spinning your
content in another way.
Mandy Hager recently had to give a lecture on Dystopian Fiction so she posted it on her blog. What does an author have to think about when constructing a dystopian world.
With the suspension of NZ Book Month... A group of writers
have taken to Twitter to promote NZ Books. #NZBookMonthMay A lot of us are
posting a NZ book a day so check in for your next great read.