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Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age
Published on Friday, April 30, 2010 by Now that the nerve wracking, stress, and much of the physical exertion of a move is behind me I feel I can settle down and focus on putting together blogs for Virtual Writers on a more consistent basis.  Because of this real life move and job change I have had to deal with some real life changes and this lead me to think that this would be a good topic for this blog....
Cultivating your craft in the digital age
Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Finding Inspiration from Pictures How can pictures serve as a source of inspiration for your writing?  And if you don't have access to pictures of your own that illustrate a certain era or time period are there resources on the web that you can access to view pictures that will serve as writing prompts? Flickr, the popular photo sharing site bills itself as: - ...
Cultivating your craft in the Digital Age Open Courseware for writing
Published on Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Last week I embarked on an overview of how to design an MFA program if you can't formally attend a university in order to gain that degree.  In other words a self designed, informal education in a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in writing or creative writing.    Many of these courses are at the undergraduate level and do not quality as Master's level courses...
Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age:  The elements of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010 by Have you always wanted a Master of Fine Arts but due to family, financial and/or other reasons you just never thought it possible?  Well if you do the right things at the very least you can write your own Master Fine Arts, build a strong portfolio of work and network with known and noted authors. A review of Master of Fine Art programs identifies the followin...
Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age:  Print on Demand Publishing
Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by Perhaps you have poetry, several short stories, or a novel length work that  you would like to publish.  You have the gone the route of sending your work to agents, publishers, editors and others in a  quest to get a contract and become a published author to no avail.  Your work is good, you have been told it is, you have had it critiqued, reviewed, and discu...
Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age
Published on Monday, March 8, 2010 by I have to admit while I had ideas for my blog this week, I was not inspired.  Drawing upon something I heard  last week from an author presentation in Second Life®..this author stated she would wander around Second Life® seeking inspiration at times like these.  I decided to take a few hours and see if I could be inspired by what I saw and experienced in Second L...
Cultivating your Craft in the Digital Age: Web 2.0 Books and Sites
Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 by The web seems to be awash in resources, writing, blogging, and publishing sites for writers.  Today I am going to take you with me on my journey of looking at and reviewing these sites, as well as how to find them. The following provides an overview of four Web 2.0 sites for developing web books and Authorsguild.net for developing a website the sites include:  Story...
Cultivating your Craft in the Digital Age
Published on Monday, February 22, 2010 by The title of this blog serves as my source of ideas; Cultivating your Craft in the Digital Age. As I pondered my first posting to the blog I turned to the web for inspiration.  The Web is awash in resources for writers. This is  minor detail but why do I refer to the Internet as the Web or the World Wide Web and ..well not just the Internet. Well that is because...
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