Mind Sieve 3/7/16

Hello, Monday!

Fan Fun

 

Ghostbusters Official Trailer #1 – I’m scared and excited all at once! lol. The special effects look awesome! And Slimer is BACK!

400 Days Official Trailer 2016 – psychological thriller? Could be fun!

Fantastic Beasts (and where to find them) Trailer (Harry Potter Prequel) – oh, this looks fun!

Star Trek 3 Official Trailer – after the last one, not going to get excited…but of course I’ll be there. I’m a sucker. 😛 (Hope springs eternal?) Plot and good science do count!!!!!!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Live Video Gets Top News Feed Exposure: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social Media Examiner.

 

Writing Advice

Emotional Wound Entry: Telling The Truth But Not Being Believed by Angela Ackerman at Writers Helping Writers. Good stuff!

How Much Should Writer’s Pay to be Published by Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. (What a lot of younger authors have not heard of – VANITY publishing. Still out there – still a TRAP!) 😛

Zooming to the finish! Have a great week!

Mind Sieve 2/29/16

Morning!

 

Fan Fun

 

Penny Dreadful Season 3 Teaser – YES!

Taboo Official Trailer – FX Show that is coming. Looks dark!

 

Pete’s Dragon Teaser Trailer – whaaaat? Oh I am there! 🙂 Looks like a more grownup version. No singing either – too bad…

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny – sweet!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Launches Canvas: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy from the Social Media Examiner. Dang there’s a lot of new stuff this week! Eek!

How to Promote Your Blog Posts on Twitter by Lauren Dugan at Social Times.

 

Writing Advice

Writing Skills: Beginner vs. Advanced by Jami Gold.

How to Make EVERY Page of Your Story Interesting by Alex Limberg at Kristen Lamb’s blog.

 

Have a great week! 🙂

Mind Sieve 2/22/16

Greetings!

I started this early to get a full post out this week!

 

Fan Fun

 

Dare Devil – Season 2 Official Trailer 1 – enjoyed 1st season so looking forward to this! 🙂

Game of Thrones Season 6: Hall of Faces Teaser – so creepy! Eek!

Midnight Special – Trailer 2 – now this looks quite interesting! Nice!

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Final Kick-Ass Trailer – booyah!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Medium for Business: The Complete Guide for Marketers by Kristi Hines at the SocialMediaExaminer. Ack! More stuff to setup and learn! 😛

 

Writing Advice

How to Make Beta Reading Work for Us by Jami Gold. Good things to keep in mind here!

Scream it until Their Ears Bleed: Pay the F****ng Writers! by Chuck (NSFW!!!) Wendig. (Don’t read if offended by strong language – though I have to say the topic definitely deserved some choice words! :P)

 

Have a great week!

Mind Sieve 2/8/16

Chinese New Year 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!  It’s the Year of the Monkey!

And since it keeps dishing out more and more chaos, I’m running late…AGAIN! Doh!

Zootopia Trailer #4 – so looking forward to it! 🙂

Simon’s Cat – Tough Love (A Valentine’s Special)  – odd but cute?

The Secret Life of Pets Trailer #2 – looks fun fun fun~!

Gotta go! Have a wonderful week!

 

 

Mind Sieve 2/1/16

Way too much happening, crashing, catch-uping, and more – so this will be a quick one this week!

Trolls Official Teaser Trailer #1 – looks funky!

The Angry Birds Movie Official Theatrical Trailer – ROFL!

Eye in the Sky – looks good! (We will miss you Mr. Rankin)  😥

That’s it. Hope your week is less chaotic than mine!  😉

Mind Sieve 1/25/16

Morning everyone!

 

 

Fan Fun

 

Suicide Squad Official Trailer #1 – should be fun!

The Little Prince Official Movie Trailer – man, talk about a blast from the past!

Sing Street Official US Trailer – teenage angst!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Blogging, Marketing & Social Media: Three Rules I Break & Why by Angela Ackerman at Writers Helping Writers blog. Too true!

Self-Promotion Is Not Mayonnaise Or Clowns by John Adamus at The Writer Next Door. (NSFW) He’s got some good thoughts in here.

 

Writing Advice

Why the Fighting? What World are We Creating for Future Readers & Writers? by Kristen Lamb. Yes! Tell it! I love to get books in every way possible. Why not? Heck, Star Wars and Star Trek? I take both! Why settle for just one way or one thing? Bwahahahaha!

Have an awesome week! 🙂

Mind Sieve 1/18/16

Must remember NOT to update Themes in WordPress. Totally botched some of my css and a couple of features. *cry*

Morning!

 

 

Social Media/Author Platform

 

Author Newsletters: 6 Tips for Smart Strategies by Jami Gold. So behind on mine…Got locked out of MailChimp, too. *groan* (Having more than one Google Authenticator can get messy! Wah!)

23 Tools and Tips for Social Media Marketers by Michael Stelzner – so many tools, so little time!

 

Writing Advice

This Month’s Tip Do You Make Yourself Clear, Part 2: 10 Tips to Make Your Writing Clear by Shel Horowitz – Simple but useful hints!

Thoughts On 2016: Making It Count by Angela at Writers Helping Writers.

That’s all folks! (For this week anyway. :P)

Mind Sieve 1/4/16

Bad luck in the new year – already?!?!?! Sigh. This might be a short post due to some technical issues. Wheee!

 

 

 

 

Have a great Monday!

Mind Sieve 12/28/15

Monday is here! Boo!

 

Fan Fun

 

Snow Cat – too cute!

Deadpool Red Band Trailer #2 (Not for the kiddos!)

Storks Official Teaser Trailer – this looks like it will be too cute! heh heh

Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer – dang!!!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Takes on Yelp With New Service: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social Media Examiner. Lots and lots of changes going on. Ugh!

3 Essential Tips to Running Your Own Blog Tour [Updated] by Beth Barany at Writer’s Fun Zone.

 

Writing Advice

Does Our Story Have Everything It Needs? by Jami Gold. Great points on her list! 🙂

FiYoShiMo Day 23 – Worldbuilding and Characters by John Adamus at The Writer Next Door.

 

Have a great week! 2015 is about over. Eek!

Mind Sieve 12/14/15

Morning!
Let’s see how much trouble my back let’s me get into… 😛

 

Fan Fun

X-Men Apocalypse Official Trailer – ooh! Should be messy. 😛

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – oho! Arrow is Casey Jones?! lol.

The Legend of Tarzan Teaser Trailer – I can’t resist Tarzan movies! heh heh

Jane Got a Gun International Trailer – western! Looks messy. 🙂

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Brings Facebook Messenger to Websites: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social Media Examiner. So much to keep track of, argh!

14 Video Tools for Social Media Marketers by Mari Smith at the Social Media Examiner. Ack! Too many options!

 

Writing Advice

Fran Wilde: Editorial Marks, Explained! by Fran Wilde at Terribleminds.com. Too cute!

Discovering Our Writing Processes by Jami Gold. Some totally good advice here!

Wish me luck! And have a great one!