Around the Internet
Rachelle Gardner educates authors about Book Piracy...and what you can do about it.
In keeping with writerly concerns, Rachelle also explains how Amazon's new Kindle lending library impacts authors.
Write It Sideways challenges you: Can you really call yourself a Writer?
Finally, for the bloggers among you, ProBlogger offers this post on 10 Writing Mistakes That Will Guarantee Your Blog's Failure (and probably any other writing you do, too--they're good tips).
Google+ for Writerly Networking?
So I'm curious about whether you use Google + and what you think of it as a writerly networking tool?
Here's what my experience has been like: I got an early Google+ invite and created a circle I called Writerly Folks. Then I put myself out there as a writer and added other writers and waited to see what would happen.
Well, I've reached the point where people all over the world are adding me to their circles, often ten or twelve (or more) a day. I add them all to my Writerly Folks circle and then post writerly sorts of posts in that stream from time to time. I do get some +1s and comments, but I'm not sure overall if it's any more effective than Facebook. I also have no way of knowing whether most of these folks are in fact writerly folks.
So I'm quite curious about others' experiences. Please feel free to share in the comments!
Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD's book, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior helps writers avoid common misconceptions and inaccuracies and "get the psych right" in their stories. You can learn more about The Writer's Guide to Psychology, check out Dr. K's blog on Psychology Today, or follow her on Facebook or Google+!