Mind Sieve 4/4/16

A new week!

 

Fan Fun

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass Official Trailer #2 – definitely looking forward to this one. 😛

CGI Animated Short Film HD: “A Fox Tale Short Film” by A Fox Tale Team – so cute!

 

A Hologram for the King Official Trailer #1 – looks interesting. lol.

The Angry birds Movie New Trailer 2016 – ROFL! It IS like just playing the game. Awesome! lol.

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Blog Comments Revisited: Why Major Bloggers Are Turning Comments Back On by Michael Stelzner at the Social Media Examiner. Lots of interesting info on the summaries about the podcast.

 

Writing Advice

Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish by Kristen Lamb. Great post looking at all the pros and cons and trying to shed information on the whole topic. Self-publishing isn’t for me, but that doesn’t mean it is not for others. The more choices we have, the better! 🙂

Stop Aspiring, Start Doing by John Adamus.

Make the week count!

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 3/21/16

Going to be a short post today!

 

X-men Apocalypse Official Trailer – should be a ton of fun!

Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 – bringing back and old sucker for a remake. Could be good!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Official Trailer #1 – okay, this looks fun!

Okay, 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.) 🙂

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!