Spilling The Tea: Ghostwriting and Algorithms

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If you keep up with the publishing world or even just occasionally peek at twitter you will have seen #copypastecris trending. An author by the name of Cristiane Serruya has recently been accused of plagiarism and readers everywhere are using that hashtag to tweet about the various novels Serruya allegedly stole from. While I do not recall reading anything by Serruya, I did recognize a few of the authors on the list. Continue reading “Spilling The Tea: Ghostwriting and Algorithms”

Book Review: Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

goodnightTweethearSynopsis: Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?

Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard” (a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical), Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living… Or is he? Continue reading “Book Review: Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros”

Waiting on Wednesday: For Dummies

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

It is never too late to learn new things, even if it is something you may already use every single day. I decided to brush up on the latest techniques in regards to social media marketing and blogging –things I use for work, this site, and for myself– to see if there was anything I could be doing better, easier, or differently. Because of that, I put myself on the reserve list at the library for the following books Continue reading “Waiting on Wednesday: For Dummies”