Mind Sieve 5/29/17

Memorial Day

Let’s remember and give thanks to all those serving in the armed forces who’ve died to keep us safe and our way of life intact.

Fan Fun

Fun music video Hubby shared with me! Fergie – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)

It’s Gonna Be Okay – The Piano Guys w/Sir Cliff Richard. Very upbeat song. They do look like they’re having fun! lol.

Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer – misfit team of awesome! Sweet!

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger Official Trailer – yes! Loved that comic!

Social Media/Author Platform

3 Simple Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Make Your Book a Best Seller by Matthew Turner – some popups but not bad. Another post that infers I need a clone. With a full-time job and writing, there’s no time for all this stuff. 🙁

Writing

Be Specific! How to Get to the Point in Everything You Write by Grammarly – some basic but super important items. 🙂

Forget About Being a Good Writer (And Do This Instead) by Jeff Goins. Some helpful insights. 🙂

Mind Sieve 1/23/17

Happy Monday!

Fan Fun

The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer #5 – uh oh, a ton of villains!

Logan Trailer #2 – looking forward to it!

Wonder Woman Trailer #2 – Can’t wait!

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Community Development: How to Cultivate Loyal Fans by Michael Stelzner – I need like 10 clones now. Lol.

 

Writing

The Ultimate Guide to Pitch Writing by Jami Gold. Just in time! The edit for “Alien Redemption” is done so I need to start shopping it. 😛

5 Things Psychology Can Teach Writers by Angela Ackerman and Tamar Sloan.

 

 

Mind Sieve

Happy Monday!

Fan Fun

Cars 3 Teaser #2 – so sleek!

Star Wars Rebels Mid Season 3 Trailer – Obi-Wan you and old! And other characters from Rogue One will be coming! Sweet!

Clara Official Trailer #1 – Looks weird but cute! My favorite combo. 🙂

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Live Video and Marketing: Where the Industry Is Heading from the Social Media Examiner. Article by Michael Stelzner. Ack more stuff to do! Aiiieee!

Free eBook! Self Promo Stories by Authors, Fun Strategies to Sell Books by Beth Barany. Looking forward to seeing what they have to share. 🙂

Writing

Happy New Year! Start 2017 Right By Jumping On 3 Important Tasks by Angela Ackerman

Guest Author Jodie Renner: Set up Your Story in the First Paragraphs by Jodie Renner. Great advice!

 

Have a great week! And wish me luck. Doing Year End accounting right now at work. Oi!

Mind Sieve 12/5/16

Fan Fun

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Official Teaser Trailer #2 – Booyah!

 

The Mummy Teaser Trailer – this could be good!

Legion Trailer 2 – (a short one then a longer one in the same video) Should be trippy! Woot!

Assassin’s Creed “The Creed” Feature Trailer – it’s almost here!

Simon’s Cat in Bed Sheets – too cute! (dang the cat is aggressive! lol)

 

Social Media/Author Platform

8 Social WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog from the Social Media Examiner by Kristel Cuenta

3 Social Media Design Tools That Create Stunning Images from the Social Media Examiner by Peter Gartland

Writing

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Talented Writer In Your Life by Angela Ackerman. Some of these are just too cool!

The Single Largest Secret to Success by Kristen Lamb. Some great insights!

 

Woot! A full blog post! Woot!

Mind Sieve 11/7/16

Okay, going to see if I can actually do a full out post this week! *crossingfingers* Woot!

Fan Fun!

Wonder Woman Official Trailer 2 – I am so looking forward to this! Themyscira looks awesome!

The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer #4 – this looks like a hoot! lol.

Arrival Official Trailer 2 – Looking forward to this one! Woot!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

10 Ways to Grow an Organic Instagram Presence by Julia McCoy at the Social Media Examiner.

 

15 Browser Extension to Increase Productivity by Lilach Bulloch. So many extensions…So little time! 😛

 

Writing Life/Writing Advice

13 Reasons Authors are Mistaken for Serial Killers by Kristen Lamb. Bwahahahaha!

Do Your Settings Contain An Emotional Value? by Angela Ackerman at the Writers Helping Writers Blog.

 

Have a great Monday!

Mind Sieve 8/29/16

Morning all!
Trying hard to get back on schedule. The chaos of 2016 continues!

Fan Fun

 

Justice League Official Trailer – Oh this is gonna be fun. And cyborg looks super pimped out! lol.

Luke Cage Official Trailer – sweet!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Finds Them Trailer 2 – looking forward to it!

 

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Ads are NOT a Brand and Promotion is NOT Platform—Understanding the Difference by Kristen Lamb

How to Improve Social Media Posts With Custom URL Shorteners by Derric Hayne at the Social Media Examiner.

 

Writing Advice

Do You Share Your Work in Progress? by Jami Gold. Stuff to think about!

 

Have an awesome week!

Mind Sieve 5/9/16

Morning!

 

Fan Fun

 

ANDRON Official Trailer – Hunger Games meets Reality TV? 😛

Kill Command Official International Trailer – Uh oh!

Tulip Fever Official Trailer – looks interesting. Just who is playing with whom? 😛

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Social Media Visuals: How to Easily Create Visuals Without a Designer article by Michael Stelzner at the SocialMedia Examiner. Some neat stuff, but “earier” is relative. 😛

Cool photo resource named Unsplash! Some truly gorgeous stuff in here.

 

Writing Advice

The Lessons of 400 Posts by John Adamus. Nice advice in here!

What’s the Difference between Plot and Story? by Jami Gold.

Have a great one!

Mind Sieve 5/2/16

Happy Monday!

 

Fan Fun

 

Approaching the Unknown Official Trailer #1 – more space movies! Yay!

X-Men Apocalypse Final Trailer – it’s going to be messy! 😛

A Monster Calls Official Trailer #2 – this looks awesome!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Google AMP: What Bloggers Need to Know by Michael Stelzner at the SocialMedia Examiner. Oh! This is like – IMPORTANT! Eek!

 

Writing Advice

How Strong is Your Dialogue? How to Fix Common Dialogue Problems by Alex Limberg at Kristen Lamb’s blog.

Brain Science: How Do You Imagine? by Jami Gold. A totally fascinating topic! Thanks for sharing this, Jami!

 

May you have a calm and easy week! (I’m not – so you need to have one for me! Heh heh)

Mind Sieve 3/28/16

Morning!

Fan Fun

 

The Looking Planet – CGI Short – it’s 16 minutes but well worth it. Once the boy shows up you won’t be able to look away. 🙂

The LEGO Batman Movie Teaser Trailer – oh my! Lol

The Genius Official Trailer #1 – about Thomas Wolfe and his editor! Hee!

The Legend of Tarzan Official Trailer #2 – looking forward to it! woot!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Enhances Video Metrics: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social media Examiner.

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn Publisher for Business by Viveka von Rosen at the Social Media Examiner

 

Writing Advice

13 Ways Writers are Mistaken for Serial Killers by Kristen Lamb. Too cute!

Egos in Publishing: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly by Jami Gold. Some good points to think about. 🙂

Have a great week!

Mind Sieve 3/14/16

Another MONDAY!

Fan Fun

 

Captain America: Civil War Official Trailer #2 – huh, not especially excited as to where this seems to be going. *pout*  (And no, it has nothing to do with Spidey. Ironman calling him Underoos? Priceless! lmao)

Hardcore Henry Official Trailer – love the concept, but probably will have to skip it. Looks like a motion sickness nightmare for me. 😛

Black Road Official Trailer – Sci-Fi thriller. Looks bizarre!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Pinterest Promoted Pins Open For All: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the SocialMediaExaminer. The bit about Pinterest was weird to me. The stuff has been available to me for a long time. There are bonuses for signing up for stuff early! 🙂 Still, there’s so much out there!

 

Writing Advice

 How to Weave Story Elements and Avoid Info Dumps by Jami Gold. Great post!

Self-Care for Writers by Jami Gold. (Yeppers! Double the Jami today! She’s been on a roll!) 🙂 Lots of great advice here. 🙂

Good luck this week! (and every week.) 🙂