CBU Quick Shot Reviews: Mech Cadet Yu and more! — The Comic Book Underground

Comic Book Underground’s Quick Shot Reviews – by Daryll Benjamin – Deathstroke #22 by Christopher Priest, Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz, Jeromy Cox

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Out of the Package: Wave One – The Birthday Bargain Shopper — The Comic Book Underground

In this episode of Out of the Package by Joe Gardner, the birthday boy shares an (almost mis)adventure in bargain bin toys shopping. This past weekend I celebrated another birthday. My 43rd, to be exact. And with it I added more toys and collectibles to my ever-growing collections. But the way I came about these additions made […]

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One Man /// Riot #5: Brand Rehab – The Legion of Super-Heroes — The Comic Book Underground

One Man /// Riot is a CBU column by Daryll Benjamin. In this episode he once again applies his personal brand rehab, this time to the seldom published, cult-favorite, far-flung future teenage heroes of DC’s Legion. Plus other thoughts. Welcome to another edition of Daryll Brand Rehab! Last edition I tackled the Fantastic Four and did the […]

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Why Writers Shouldn’t Blog Too Much | Vincent Mars

Blogging can take over your writing life. You may have reached a point where you have to ask yourself this question — is blogging distracting me from my more ambitious work?

Many of us have started our blogs thinking it’s good for our writing careers. We need more than good writing if we want to be writers, we know. We need the exposure that a blog can bring us. We need an online reputation. We need connections. Blogging can help bring us all of these.

But every minute you spend writing a blog post or reading comments is a minute you don’t spend working on your larger writing projects. And there will be many days when blogging will seem so much easier than revising that long manuscript you’ve been working on for years.

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“How to Become a Prolific Writer” | Nicole Bianchi

The powerful process that will help you write more in 2017

Have you ever looked at the bibliographies of prolific writers and wondered how on earth they write so many books?

Do they just have an incredible amount of time to devote to writing?

A motor inside their hands that keeps them typing away?

A writing refuge where they can hide to block out all distractions from the world?

Actually, the answer is much simpler.

These prolific writers usually don’t lead unconventional lives nor do they possess any superhuman powers. Rather they have developed a single habit that anyone can master: setting a daily word count goal and following through every day.

Read on to discover the daily word counts of several prolific authors (some of these may surprise you!), and the best way to set your own daily word count goal and follow through each day.

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DARK SOCIAL | Warren Ellis

“Dark Social” is the notion that people share “content” via private/secure messaging apps, one-to-one or one-to-select-group.  That social sharing activity can’t be measured in any useful way.  There is no freely-available prosumer tool to quantify the sharing of a link.  Hence, they call it “dark social.”  When you hear someone say “dark social,” they’re bemoaning the inability to get click reports off of actual conversation.  Because when you see someone on the street head-down in their phone and dabbing away at the screen, they’re not cut off from the outside world.  They’re talking to people. Fuck your Black Mirror narrative – they’re just more interested in a window to their friends and family than they are in you peering at them in judgement.  And all that action of being engaged in a life of having your loved ones in your hand all the time and being able to show them things and talk about it?  That’s Dark Social now.

Warren Ellis on today’s MORNING, COMPUTER post.