MediaMaker Daily 11-17-2011

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Summaries of today’s best stuff in Storytelling, Engagement and Curation


Why Bloggers Should SelfPublish | Daily Blog World

Why Bloggers Should SelfPublish – By James Altucher of I've published seven books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), and the last two I've

Publish Date: 11/17/2011 3:08

File under: Engagement. If you’re into blogging, it’s hard to top Copyblogger. Gotta love their practice of giving away their one generation-old themes. Grab this one. (Note: Requires Genesis framework. So, not free, exactly.)

Grab the Free Copyblogger Theme for WordPress | Copyblogger

The Copyblogger Genesis child theme for WordPress is a robust, flexible, and multi-colored interpretation of our previous design, and it's yours at no charge.

Publish Date: 11/17/2011 8:00

File under: Storytelling. Prolific scribe Matt Forbeck on the storyteller’s art.

Matt Forbeck: The Terribleminds Interview

Matt Forbeck: The Terribleminds Interview. Matt Forbeck is one crazy dude. Crazy like a fox. Crazy like a dude with a powerful brain parasite that serves him and provides him awesome creative powers in its symbiotic grip.

Publish Date: 11/17/2011 6:19

File under: Storytelling. Journal entry from filmmaker Kim Voynar, focusing on production design.

Adventures in Filmmaking: Making a List, Checking it Twice « Movie

By Kim Voynar Posted Friday, November 11th, 2011 – No Comments ». Share and Enjoy: Print · Digg · · Facebook · Google Adventures in Filmmaking: Making a List, Checking it Twice. Bunker Production Journal November 11, 2011. Last time on Adventures in Filmmaking, I told you all about the awesome crew we've lined up to shoot my short film, Bunker, and promised that I'd write another journal entry about the art design and such.

Publish Date: 11/11/2011 12:08

File under: Storytelling. Great piece on storytelling principles. LOTS of great principles and truths that do not get old.

25 Reasons Readers Will Keep Reading Your Story – Terribleminds

25 Reasons Readers Will Keep Reading Your Story. I want to be clear: what this should really be titled is, “What Keeps Chuck Reading.” Your mileage may vary, and as such, you should drop down into the comments and tell

Publish Date: 11/16/2011 0:01