Author Archives: Courtney Pondelick

Betterbooktitles.com

This is a funny (although probably NSFW) link:  http://betterbooktitles.com/ Sorry this isn’t much of a blog post, but I wanted to share a laugh with my fellow book lovers. 🙂

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25 ways e-readers can’t beat books

A friend just posted this link on Facebook, and I thought it particularly relevant to our class:  25 ways e-readers can’t beat books. The read is more fun than anything, as the arguments most of the points make are based … Continue reading

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Unbound

I just found out about a UK website called Unbound.  It’s an interesting new way to get books published.  Right now, you still have to have an agent in order to be an author on the site, but the site’s … Continue reading

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Useful article plus a term wrap-up!

Recently, I came across this article: 10 Simple Ways to Double the Speed of Your Writing I thought I would regard this article as a sort of additional guest speaker, as the writer covers similar tips to the folks we’ve … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card

This post doesn’t really have anything to do with the class, but it does have to do with writers. Sort of. This weekend, I was reading a collection of short stories by Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender’s Game, … Continue reading

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Yet another post on ghostwriting…

For some reason, as a small child I learned about ghostwriters (from where?  No clue), and instinctively learned to keep away from ghostwritten series.  I could spot one from a mile away.  Other than The Boxcar Children, and a few … Continue reading

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HD Reader–Redundant?

Blackstone Audio’s presentation on audio books wasn’t of much personal interest to me, particularly since I’m hearing-impaired and only retain 60% or so of what I hear without captions or the ability to read a speaker’s lips.  I was initially … Continue reading

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