The Turndog Tales: 24/06/2012 – 29/06/2012





Happy Friday to you. Are you ready for some news? Are you ready for some Turndog Tales?

It’s that time when we unearth the best news of the week. I’ve been looking through my Twitter Feed and this is what I like. Do you agree? Take a look below and find out.

Let’s Begin:


A True Gent

Steven Pressfield is someone I’ve been hearing a lot of recently. His book, The War of Art, is supposedly a must. It’s the next Non-Fic book on my to-read list, and his new book, Turning Pro, also sounds great.

Chris Brogan interviews him and the whole thing made me fall in love with what Steven is doing. I will say no more because you should watch it for yourself. It’s 20 minutes of great info. Time well spent!

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Tackle Your Critics

Jeff Goins is a regular on the Turndog Tales. This week he created an article that looks at the age old problem of Criticism. We all pretend it doesn’t bother us, but it does.

Jeff offers some advice to negate this, and it’s something I’ve been thinking of this week. If you’ve read my weekly Newsletter you will have heard the story, and I talk about it more tomorrow. Critics, who needs them?

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It’s Time to Grow

Ali Luke offers 21 tips to grow as a writer. You can’t go wrong with a big list of cool tips, can you? Ok, so we might have seen it in various forms, but I usually find a tip or two in such Posts.

This is no different. Check it out and see if you can get anything from it. If you can’t, you may already be a pro. If so, congrats

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Is Your Blog A Chicken?

It may sound strange, but when you read this post it will make sense. I was drawn by the title, but Nick Thacker had me laughing and nodding.

Do you want to taste like everyone else? Do you want to stand out? What do you want to get from your Blog?

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What Is Self-Publishing?

Ed Cyzewski brings up a good point. I hadn’t thought about it before, but it makes a lot of sense. These days, does Self-Publishing actually exist? How many people acreate a book on their own?

What about an editor? A Book Designer? All those fellow writers that help spread the word? The truth is, we don’t do it on our own. Self Publishing is crazy talk. Interesting stuff indeed.

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The ‘Bloody Hell, Really’ Post

Apparently Amazon own the rights to the reviews posted on their site. I suppose this is obvious when you think about it, but they require Authors to ask permission to use reviews for promotional gain

Now, I’m a big advocate of Amazon in general, but I feel this is petty. An Author should ask the reviewer before using anything, out of pure courtesy, but Amazon? Come on, this isn’t really neccesaary

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And so brings the end to another week. Have a great weekend everyone and here’s hoping for another top week of news and tales.

If you have some time, why not check out some of my own articles from this week. I’ve been lucky to appear on The Book Designer, so please take a look at Joel’s site:

Creating An Author Platform To Boost Your Brand

How Quitting The Bottle Can Help You Become An Author

How Being A Camp Councillor Can Help You Write

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