Thursday, 30 December 2010

Rissa Fights Leukemia - Writers Helping Writers

A colleague of mine was diagnosed this week with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, otherwise known as ALL. My friends - my writing family, really - at the Yahoo! Content Network have mobilized to help raise funds for Rissa Watkins' medical bills and living expenses. Rissa has not been able to work while doctors were trying to sort out what was wrong, and now she's been diagnosed she faces a period of difficult treatments and astronomical bills that her insurance will only partially cover.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Facebook Numbers Game: A Writer's Perspective

Writers, especially freelance and content writers, often spend a lot of time online promoting their work. Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites can be powerful tools - but too often our friends and family mistake our use of these sites for fooling around. Here's an example of a Facebook game that offers serious benefits to writers who play:

Facebook numbers game develops writing skills
Writers of all kinds use writing challenges and prompts to help develop our writing skills, and this game is a good example of a challenge that demands we hone these skills. The Facebook numbers in status game is a challenge: receive a concealed number from a known contact, then write in just a few sentences what you think of that person.