Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Post online - are you con? pro?

The last few days have seen a flurry of posts on whether or not to post writing online. There are cons - and pros:

con:

"Be (Slightly) Afraid of Posting Your Work Online" says Chuck Sambuchino on the Guide to Literary Agents Editor's blog.

Kristine Princevalle agrees. She advises:
"Posting Your Prose Online -- Don't!"


pro:

Jane Friedman (blogmeister at the Writer's Digest blog There Are No Rules) feels  Chuck and Kristine are wrong. She says (at Writer Unboxed): "Stop Being Afraid of Posting Your Work Online." 

And to give us another perspective on whether we need to be so protective of those "high concept ideas" Chuck Sambuchino says we should be guarding with our lives: Howard Taylor says, "Don't ask Me Where I Get My Ideas."

So what do you think? Do you post your writing online?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

For Christian poets writing traditional rhyme

This is the perfect contest for you if you enjoy writing traditional rhyming poetry on Christian themes.

Deadline is May 31st!

Christian Poetry Contest Rules



Monday, April 12, 2010

Poetry Contest Winners at Utmost

Winners of the annual Utmost Christian Writers Poetry Contest have been announced and the poems are posted. Find out who the winners are and read the winning poems at Poetry Contest Winners at Utmost Christian Writers.

And CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

5 things I love, 5 things I hate about the iPad | TechBlog | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Will you get an iPad when it comes out in Canada (late April is the prediction I heard this morning)? This short analysis may help you decide.

5 things I love, 5 things I hate about the iPad | TechBlog | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Personally, I'd love one for whenever I'm away from home. But reading books on a 1.5 lb. gizmo? Sounds heavy.

I'm really enjoying reading on my iPod touch, though. I downloaded a free app with 100 classic books which has a built in reader. It's not as smooth as the Kindle, but has worked through the whole of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Of course the (free) iPhone/iPod Kindle app provides a beautiful reading environment.