I think I've committed, at least for now to DDJ and retroactively changed all the previous to this title. I've also realized that this whole this will be updated continuously throughout the day. In fact, it might be the only way to maintain it.
There is value in holding onto your links on your own website, instead of leaving them on Twitter or Facebook. It gives you better control of your digital life. And thankfully, because I am using Ghost, if they pull up stakes and leave, I can still download the source code and run it on my own server (please don't do that Ghost).
Bits and Pieces
- I think it’s important that writers are aware that the companies they use for their websites might be tracking their visitors.
- As a follow up to the above, use this site to actually see what your website is tracking.
- I know I am all anti-Amazon and at some point I am going to have to contend with that, but until then, take note of what Apple Books offers its authors.
- Cory Doctorow also shares some bad news about Audible, an Amazon Company. (TBF, he also takes issue with Apple as well. But this is why I am always attracted to the independent, DRM-free, sell-it-off-your website approach.)
- Which is why I love Derek Sivers’ approach of selling the ebook, audiobook, and all digital formats and/or including the paperback for a few dollars more.
- I want to remember this idea when I think about the structure of books: A city is not a tree.
- Staying organic, let’s explore some digital gardens. (I am starting to think DDJ is going to be the start of a digital garden...or something.)
- Although I’ve never been able to make a bag of words work, I have always loved the idea and think for some of my writers, it would be a fantastic way to get writing.
- Essential story structure viewing: the shape of stories from Kurt Vonnegut. (Strangely, I never saw this before I found my own path to story shapes, partially out of my research on narratives for my Masters.)
- I’ve been cleaning up my photos and found an old screenshot of the periodic table of storytelling.