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  • Dancing in the DatasphereTom Johnson2013 Gold Rush Writers ConferenceMay 3-5, 2013tom@jtjohnson.com@jtjohnsonFB: Tom Johnson1
  • Who’s who and what’s up?• Who writes• Who has sold work?• Use Windows or Mac?2PoetryShort storiesNovelsNon-fiction booksJournalismBlogs
  • Survival• Dynamic Process of Life and Intellectual Life• Data In  Analysis  Info Out• Dynamic info environment• Changing all of the above factors• Changing how we work, publish, sell• We know nothing (Well, possibly very little)• Something was happening while we slept.What was that and how do we cope?• Constant learning, trial and error.• Keep the good, discard the not-so-good3
  • Morning Menu• Finding rich research sites• Programs to remember (and, later, return tothose sites)• Tools to bring the always necessary "truth" toyour writing• Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Linked• New digital tools for writers -- note-taking, organization, editing and proofing• Wrap-up: Innovate the “story” presentation4
  • Criteria for note-taking tools• Browser-based• Multi-platform• Save to desktop AND Cloud• Price• Privacy restrictions and degree of sharingtools [e.g. specific files, total folder, totalsite/archive?5
  • Save those notes• OneNote -- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/6
  • Save those notes• OneNote -- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/• Evernote - http://evernote.com/7
  • Save those notes• OneNote -- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/• Evernote - http://evernote.com/• Google Docs -- https://drive.google.com/#my-drive8Links to Google Drive(Cloud Storage)
  • Save those notes• Comparison of notetaking softwarehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_notetaking_software• Note Taking Freeware -http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/productivity/fwnotetaking.html• OneNote -- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/• Evernote - http://evernote.com/• Google Docs -- https://drive.google.com/#my-drive• Workflowy.com -- https://workflowy.com• Scratch pads• Notesync -- www.notesync.com/• Inkpad/Notepad - http://www.inkpadnotepad.com/9
  • Getting Ready• Saving your digital waypoints• Bookmarks10
  • Save those places• Diigo -- https://www.diigo.com/11
  • Save those places• Diigo -- https://www.diigo.com/• Tucows.com - http://tucows.com12
  • Save those places• Diigo -- https://www.diigo.com/• Tucows.com - http://tucows.com• Livebinders -http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/my13
  • Adjusting to Google• Google Advanced well hidden• Not on Google.com• Use:http://www.google.com/advanced_search• Old search: used “+” sign to get multiplebut specific words on results; “-” to negatesearch term.14+Wisconsin +badgers -cheese
  • Getting Ready• “Alert” tools• Change detection -https://www.changedetection.com/15
  • Getting Ready• “Alert” tools• Change detection -https://www.changedetection.com/• Google Alerts - http://www.google.com/alerts16Use words orphrases inquotes
  • Getting Ready• “Alert” tools• Change detection - www.changedetection.com/• Google Alerts - www.google.com/alerts• 10 Twitter Tools that Help You Work Smarter -www.twitip.com/10-twitter-tools-that-help-you-work-smarter/• Wikipedia Live Monitorwikipedia-irc.herokuapp.com/17
  • Getting Ready• “Alert” tools• Yahoo Alerts -- http://alerts.yahoo.com/• Yotify -- http://www.yotify.com/• TweetBeep - http://tweetbeep.com/• Project Muse -http://muse.jhu.edu/about/tools/content_alerts_tools.html18
  • Adjusting to Google• Power Searching with Google -www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/ps/course.html• Google Advanced Search• Dates, etc. - www.google.com/advanced_search• Google Books Ngram Viewer -http://books.google.com/ngrams19
  • Adjusting to Google• Dates:• Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_search20
  • Adjusting to Google• Dates:• Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_search• Google Public Data:http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory21
  • Adjusting to Google: Ngram• Power Searching with Google -www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/ps/course.html• Google Advanced Search• Dates, etc. - www.google.com/advanced_search• Google Books Ngram Viewer -http://books.google.com/ngrams22• NB: “Lots” of books• Percent of booksWhy this tool?• Is the vocabulary of your periodcorrect?• Are there more appropriatesynonyms?• Is the topic of interest in theperiod?
  • Wayback Machine• Internet Archive - http://archive.org/web/web.php23
  • TV News Archive24
  • Rich history sites• British Library Newspapers –www.bl.uk/welcome/newspapers.html25
  • Rich history sites• British Library Newspapers –www.bl.uk/welcome/newspapers.html• The New York Times –• The New York Times Article Archive containsNew York Times articles dating back to 1851.• The archive is divided into two search sets:1851–1980 and 1981–present.26
  • Rich history sites• British Library Newspapers –www.bl.uk/welcome/newspapers.html• The New York Times –http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/#/*/• The New York Times Article Archive contains New York Timesarticles dating back to 1851.• The archive is divided into two search sets: 1851–1980 and1981–present.• Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/index.html27
  • New tools for writers• Dynamic data and maps28
  • New tools for writers• Dynamic data and maps29
  • New tools for writers• Writing Apps• Scrivener (Windows and Macs) --http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.phpExcellent pack of writing tools. Use images• Docear http://www.filetransit.com/view.php?id=128087• Program integrates mind mapping with writing.• Docear lets you import PDF annotations (bookmarks, comments andhighlighted text). This way, a documents most important information can beeasily organized. If more information is required than the bookmark orcomment itself provides, Docear can open the PDF on the page thebookmarks points to.• Second, all information is structured in a mind map. Informationmanagement in a mind map is much more effective and efficient than usinga simple list or social tags.SEE VIDEO HERE -- https://www.docear.org/software/screenshots/30
  • New tools for writers• Writing Apps• Scrivener (Windows and Macs) -- www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.phpExcellent pack of writing tools. Use images.31www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
  • Scrivener videos32
  • New tools for writersDocear - www.filetransit.com/view.php?id=128087• Program integrates mind mapping with writing.• Docear lets you import PDF annotations(bookmarks, comments and highlighted text). Ifmore information is required than the bookmark orcomment itself provides, Docear can open the PDFon the page the bookmarks points to.• Second, all information is structured in a mindmap. SEE VIDEO -www.docear.org/software/screenshots/33
  • New tools for writers• Dynamic maps• Visual statistics• Timelines• Dynamic publishing• Reader participation• Fanzine• Building characters backstory• Voting34
  • New tools for writers• Dynamic maps• Visual statistics35
  • Faber Digital36
  • New tools for writers• Dynamic maps• Visual statistics• Timelines• Dynamic publishing• PrintDigital FormsBi-directional participation• Reader participation• Fanzine?• Building characters’ backstory?• Voting on characters, storyline?37
  • New tools for writers• Dynamic maps• Visual statistics• Timelines• Multiple “streams”• Maintain your plot• Tell your story38
  • Timeline tools• TimelineJS: http://timeline.verite.co/• Uses Google spreadsheet as database• WNYC Vertical Timeline: http://johnkeefe.net/the-thinking-behind-wnycs-new-vertical-timeli• ProPublicas TimelineSetterSlideshow approach with a navigation bar on top; shows series ofevents in the timeline. “Cards" below that can be customized toinclude multiple media: photos, slideshows of photos, videos, maps,document embeds, etc.It can also handle multiple parallel event series on the sametimeline.http://lenagroeger.s3.amazonaws.com/timelines/timelines.html39
  • Faber to publish ‘Arcadia’ – a digitalnovel by Iain PearsOctober 11th, 2012“Faber is set to publish Arcadia, a new novel byIain Pears. Involving a multi-layered story ofhistory and time, it is conceived and written fordigital publication and will be first released in apurpose-built app for mobile devices built by Faberand Iain Pears in partnership.”40
  • Digital Story Telling• Take advantage of digital tools as a way torevolutionize journalism but stay true tostorytelling.• Snow Fall, Pulitzer-Prize winning featurepackage as a "new organic way ofreading"41
  • New story-telling – Social Network42
  • New story-telling - Timelines43
  • New story-telling- embedded, dynamic graphics44
  • New story-telling – embedded multi-media45
  • Digital Story Telling• Take advantage of digital tools as a way torevolutionize journalism but stay true tostorytelling.• Snow Fall, Pulitzer-Prize winning featurepackage as a "new organic way ofreading“• Insecurities of age through the eyes ofGoogle Suggest46
  • Selling yourself AND your work• Tools for Amateur Authors to Connect with Fans• Video Chat• Video chats with only one to four people at any one time.• Set a weekly or bi-monthly schedule for video chatting.• Social Media• Dont use each social media site for the same exact content andpurposes.• Dont use every social media site in existence. Thats overkill.47
  • Selling yourself AND your work• Tools for Amateur Authors to Connect with Fans• Question and Answer Sessions• Ask your fans some questions too!• Switch between live Q&A Sessions and ones that are just listedon your website.• Answer interesting questions with interesting response. Dontbore your readers.• Limit your responses to a few sentences because most answerswont take a novel to explain.48
  • Dancing in the DatasphereTom Johnson2013 Gold Rush Writers ConferenceMay 3-5, 2013tom@jtjohnson.com@jtjohnsonFB: Tom Johnson49