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 4/18/16

Going to be a super wet week down in Texas!

 

Fan Fun

 

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer – YES! (Weird that they’ve changed the Ancient One to a woman…) And they have the window! Sweet!

Suicide Squad Blitz Trailer – this is going to be fun! Heh heh.

For Kaiju fans! Godzilla Resurgence trailer – something looks very wrong with Godzilla. Eek! (Japanese title looks like Shin Gojira – so possibly it is Twin Godzilla?)

Our Kind of Traitor Official Trailer #1 – should be fun!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From the Pros by Lisa D. Jenkins at the SocialMedia Examiner. Some truly interesting tips. Will keep you very busy for a while. lol

 

Writing Advice

Writing Building Blocks: Paragraph Breaks & Voice by Jami Gold. Nice informative stuff in here!

My time is up. Hope you have a great week!

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 3/14/16

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 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 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 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!

Mind Sieve 12/6/15

It’s MONDAY!

 

Fan Fun

Batman vs. Superman Trailer #3 – Oh yeah! Now we see what the heck is going on. Lex, you are so naughty! 😛

 Star Wars International Trailer 3 – shows a bit more than the one we had before! Tears me up. lol.

Captain America: Civil War Trailer #1 – booyah! This is going to get messy.

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Social Media, Branding & Owning 2016—Because EVERY Day is Game Day by Kristen Lamb.

 

Writing Advice

FiYoShiMo Day 3: Tone is not Mood by John Adamus – some nice info in here!

 

Well more of a post than I have done recently. Wheee!