Monday, January 24, 2011

Mind Sieve 1/24/11

Got a bunch of good stuff this past week. Even several contests!
So let's get started!

Contests/Giveaways

Shared by @DelReySpectra - Free Book contest from Ari Marmel

Shared by @torbooks - Steampunk Adventures is holding a writing contest. Submissions due March 1st.

Shared by @DeidreKnight - Chance to win $100 gift card. Share what's the riskiest thing you've done for love and win! (Not sure on when this expires! Doh!)

From @yabookscentral - Manga Giveaway at YA Books Central. One is even a How To!


Conventions

Shared by @tweetheart4711 - Mini A-kon in Feb! Denton, TX!



Fan Fun

Shared by @jimsissy - Colleen has been doing chemo and lost all her hair. She decided to have a contest for people to photoshop hair for her. Some of these were awesome. (Didn't see them on her blog. Hopefully she didn't just post them to twitter...Bah humbug...)

Shared by @ChuckWendig - Pandemic article at Wired. Multi media experiment at Sundance and beyond!



Games

From @ChuckWendig - Chuck's first days playing Minecraft - if you've ever played, this post is even funnier. Heh heh (Poor Chuck) Fun game, simple, but addicting in its weirdness :P (Do not be drinking when you read this. It will come out your nose! You've been warned! Heh heh)



Podcasts

From @WNDRWolf - Podcast Round Table Discussion with Odin1eye and Richard Green

Shared by @GloriaOliver - BroadPod - BroadUniverse January podcast with readings by author members



Science

Shared by @MichaelPata - The first Mammoth cloning experiment is officially underway - Cool!

Shared by @mattstaggs - 34,000 year old bacteria found ALIVE! And Kicking! Even reproducing! Totally amazing.



Television

Shared by @torbooks - New trailer for Game of Thrones! Sweet~!



Writing Advice

From @KristenLambTX - The Character of the Successful Writer--A New Level or a New Devil?


Shared by @rachelcaine - The skinny on books being made into movies - misconceptions dashed!


From @ChuckWendig - Thoughts on Rejections and Reality - how to beat both!

Shared by @jafurtado - Are you a Moral author? by Richard Curtis - New contract clause at Harper Collins

Shared by @ChuckWendig - Reading aloud to edit - I need to do this more often myself!


Shared by @KristenLambTX - Parenting, Writing, Life! How do you fit it all in?

Shared by @KristenLambTX - Some tips on writing a Press Release that will get attention

Shared by @inkyelbows - #amwriting Website. Tons of resources and also explains what hashtags are and more! (I need to make a presence there!)

From @KristenLambTX - 1st in a series - Twitter Tuesdays. Twitter for Authors!

From @dknippling - How to play the Writer Lotto!

From @KristenLambTX - This is NOT the Blog You're Looking For -how to avoid being that guy...


From @ChuckWendig - Like the preachings of the Church of DBAA and Yard Dog Press - Don't be an asshole of a writer but still be yourself


Phew! That's an awful lot of good stuff I scrunched out of this week! Dang! Enjoy!
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