• Blogging,  Blogging Tips,  writing

    Blogging Tips for Beginners:Linking

    There would be no WWW without links. Links make the web, one page to another, one idea to another, one person to another. There should be no blog post without links. Not only do links take your readers to more information about a topic, they provide breadcrumb trails for readers at those other sites to find you. In the blogger world they call this trail a trackback. I know, we all groan and roll our eyes over terms but this one actually means what it says, it provides a track for readers to follow back to your blog from the one you quoted. In Flock linking and quoting are geek-free…

  • ARG,  Blogging,  Character Blogging,  Coffee,  Fiction,  Immersive Fiction,  ImmersiveFiction,  Virtuality,  writing

    The unreal are among us

    How carefully do you read the profiles of bloggers when you stop by their page? If you’re like me, you’re focused on what they have to say and occasionally you’ll dig further to learn more about them. Maybe we should rethink that. Here’s why: Name : Tatum McGarland Age: 32Gender: FemaleOccupation: Grief Counselor Blog: Under the Bridge But not really. She’s a character in an online Serial: A Timely Raven Or this one seems sweet and tragic: My name is Alyse Hanssen, I’m 30 years old, and I need help finding my brother. On December 7th, 2007 my kid brother Teddy Hanssen disappeared. Missing Teddy Hanssen Teddy and Alyse aren’t…

  • Blogging,  Blogging Tips,  Fiction,  Flock,  Immersive Fiction,  writing

    Blogging Tips for Beginners: Best tool for the job

    To be a fiction writer is to be a blogger. Not all writers are as enthusiastic about that new aspect of our profession as I am. I love geek stuff. I love playing with new ways to express myself, and I really love the possibilities blogging can bring to stories. So why isn’t every writer enthusiastic about blogging? I think the biggest barrier is a technological hurdle. So that’s the blogging issue I’m going to address first. You need more than a web browser to get this job done right. If you are trying to muddle along with Internet Explorer or Firefox, with no enhancements for blogging, you are wasting…