This new year let’s start with ideas for blog content, that you, the readers, want to read Click To Tweet I know many people read blogs and often never comment. That makes it hard for bloggers to know what people might enjoy reading. What kinds of blogs do you read and what content do you […]
Authors Beware of Marketing Scams
Writing a book is a hard task. Pushing yourself each day to meet your word or page minimum. Staying focused and disciplined to complete your book, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. The job is not easy and not one for the feint of heart. Many people may think they want to write a book and […]
Whom are You Blogging to?
As I consider my #blog posts, I always ask myself who might read that post Click To Tweet Am I writing it for fellow writers or for readers? Because most writers are readers, you might say I’m doing both all the time. But, readers aren’t necessarily writers. Readers may not be interested in the latest […]
#WriterTips for Using Pinterest
With so many different avenues of social media at our fingertips, what’s a #writer to do? Click To Tweet Sometimes we wish we could bury ourselves in our writing and never face the social world. But, more writers are learning that the way to get the word out about their books is through social media. […]
What Does It Take to Get The Word Out About Your Book?
My books are not self-published. I say that right off the bat because there are many things I cannot control. Self-published authors have an advantage in many ways I do not. Here are some examples: They control the price of their books and thereby the specials that are run. They select the key words on […]
What is the Bane of Your Writing Existence?
Okay so all writers say they love writing. None will tell you the things that cause them headaches #amwriting Click To Tweet The things that make them want to pull their hair out and wish for another career. Instead, they’ll say what fun it is to create worlds and people and stories. And, yes, that’s […]
The Skinny on Book Trailers. Should you or shouldn’t you?
As a reader, I don’t know that I’ve ever looked at a book trailer before purchasing a book. Usually I read about the book on online site, like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I will often get a sample first if I know nothing about the author. If I do know the author, I’ll risk […]
Tips for Finding Your Genre
Every writer hears from publishers and agents to write in a genre. If your book is too general, too broad, it is harder to market #marketing #writing Click To Tweet They tell us, “Book sellers like to know where to place your book on their shelves.” Okay that sounds fine, but what about sub-genres? And […]
Seven Tips to Writers to Effectively Self-Promote
Okay, this is a topic most writers do not want to hear anything about. The majority of people writing books shun self-promotion the way they shunned leafy green veggies as a kid. Yuck! But, guess what, we have to do it. Like it or not, if you don’t enter the self-promotion fray, your books may […]
What in the World Do Writers Tweet?
I’ve been exploring Twitter for writers. Recently I’ve participated in several nice discussions among writers to figure out what they tweet and if they tweet. The variation is amazing, but there are some interesting Tips we writers can learn from other tweeters in the writing community #tweetingtips #writing Click To Tweet . First of all, […]