But caution... Writer Jenee Desmond-Harris finds it both interesting and "stalker-friendly". Bottomline? You decide whether to jump in or wait on the side until there are so many folks in the Google+ waters that the waters have reached up and met the shore.
Still, it helps to be informed even if you sit on the sidelines. Know what you're refraining to get involved with. Kevin Minott of Komverse says the killer difference between Google+ and Facebook and Twitter will be...video.
Yes, I have other things to talk about besides Google+, but hey, it's a hot new topic and there's so much to learn.
Readers have to believe the story in order to be satisfied. Recently author Bettye Griffin blogged about credibility issues in story. That same day, I read this blog post from author Janice Hardy: "Nope, Not Buying It. How Do We Maintain Believablity in Our Work?"
In the world of science fiction and fantasy, publisher Phoenix Pick is teaming bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson and Mercedes Lackey up with aspiring authors for mentorship and publication. Wouldn't it be great if other publishers and/or genres had similar mentoring programs?
I tweeted this last week, but it's so good I'm including it here too: 5 Creative Flaws That Will Expose Your Lack of Storytelling Experience.
The newest storytelling platform for self-publishing? Twitter. See how the creators of Spongebob Squarepants and Jason Bourne writer, Eric van Lustbader, are making use of it.
Author Roni Loren gives us "Author Intrusion: 12 Pitfalls to Avoid."
Ebook covers: what works and what doesn't, as analyzed by book designer Joel Friedlander.
From the lit agents at Books Ends, LLC, Beyond the Page Publishing. For authors who want to self e-publish, but don't want to take on the entire publishing process alone.
Get your manuscripts ready! Mills & Boon launches the 2011 New Voices competition, starting September 13.
Agent Alan Rinzler talks about "The 'New Author Platform' -- What You Need To Know", Read the post and the comments. Enlightening stuff if you're at all interested in building an author platform.
Last weekend in July. Last few days to make my writing quota. Last month this year with no school.
Happy Readin' N Writin'!
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.