Google mind control

Google has recently published a research paper about using facts to help rank sites this basically means the end of opinions which do not meet Google guidelines! Google says one of its aims is to eliminate “popular” gossip websites that often do not tell the whole truth or websites that are spreading false information such as celebrity gossip websites or information websites. However this seems like a lot of effort to censor just false information found on sites that have high page rank and people obviously like them regardless of the information on them (as you would think that Google’s […]

Back

The last time I was here blogging on EditorUnleashed was quite a while ago now, in fact it has been over 4 years ago now. In those 4 years the domain dropped and spammers took over EditorUnleashed posting a whole load of spam ripped from Wikipedia and the spammers were spamming about “creative writing” services of all things. I have manged to get my the domain back and I am eager to start posting however thanks to the spammers the domain has been marked as pure spam and has been deindxed by Google so that means that I will have […]

Q&A: Agent Donald Maass

This is a guestpost by the writer Eros-Alegra Clarke for the EditorUnleashed. As a mother, I find that parenting analogies come easily to me when contemplating the process of writing. Regardless of whether a writer is a biological parent or not, I think most writers have a sense of ‘raising’ their stories. After all, most of our stories are conceived by a mysterious combination of personal experience and an outside source that grabs our attention, our passion, long enough to begin the creation of a life on the page. Like most parents, we are eager for our children to develop […]

“Why I Write” Popular Ranking Starts Today!

Popular Ranking for the Editor Unleashed/Smashwords Why I Write Essay Contest begins at 12 noon EST today!Ranking will take place from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28 on the Editor Unleashed forum. You must be a registered forum member to participate in essay ranking (registration is free). Here’s how to vote: 1. We’re using the star ranking system (examples: 1 = terrible, 5 = excellent) to rank stories. 2. To rank a story after you’ve read it, click on “Rate Thread” in the upper-right hand corner. Choose a ranking for that essay (1-5) 3. You may read and vote on as […]

A Writer’s Resolutions

Guest post by Alegra Clarke Every year my husband and I make two lists on New Year’s Eve. One of the lists is of our resolutions, the other is our requests. We like to look at resolutions as things that we know we can achieve by our own efforts. The requests represent our dreams and hopes for the year ahead. The two lists often find themselves intertwined, the requests representing the fruit we hope to harvest as the result of fulfilling our resolutions. An example would be the resolution to write and submit ten short stories with my request being […]

We’re Back in Action!

Well, Happy New Year everyone! Great news: I was able to find a tech genius working over the holidays to fix our broken forum. Check it out—good as new. Due to the forum downtime, we’re extending the deadline of the Editor Unleashed/ Smashwords “Why I Write” essay contest to January 31. Popular ranking will now take place over the month of February. Thanks so much for your concern, your support and especially your patience through the crash. You all make this so worthwhile for me. Finding out how much this site is appreciated has really inspired and re-committed me.

Technical Issues

just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve run into substantial technical issues with this site and I’ve been having a difficult time diagnosing and fixing the problems. I upgraded the blog to the new version of WP last week, and it hasn’t worked quite right since. The EU forum has completely disappeared, and has apparently been hacked. I’m so sorry about this. I’m working to try and resolve these issues. If anyone can offer help/advice/IT expertise/a box of tissues, please send my way asap. -Maria Schneider

Dr. Wicked: NaNoWriMo’s Obstetrician

By Alegra Clarke November has come and gone and left me with some valuable lessons. The first lesson is that a heavily pregnant woman (that would be me) should never brag to her husband about how she “feels pretty confident that I will be able to write the first half of the novel this month, maybe even get close to the end.” That is right, I strutted in front of November 1st rolling my neck, cracking my knuckles, daring NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) to lift its gun in the air and begin the race. I was feeling in fine […]

Dr. Wicked: NaNoWriMo’s Obstetrician

November has come and gone and left me with some valuable lessons. The first lesson is that a heavily pregnant woman (that would be me) should never brag to her husband about how she “feels pretty confident that I will be able to write the first half of the novel this month, maybe even get close to the end.” That is right, I strutted in front of November 1st rolling my neck, cracking my knuckles, daring NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) to lift its gun in the air and begin the race. I was feeling in fine form. I planned […]