I normally write a way more wordy post every week. But this thread on when and how to take criticism on your work was just too perfect. Enjoy: https://twitter.com/DelilahSDawson/status/1087360935059181573 (It's a thread. Be sure to click through it and read the whole thing!) And now, an unrelated thought-dump on blogging, and what topics to blog … Continue reading On Using Criticism to Level Up, from Author Delilah S. Dawson
It's been a while since I posted! So, first off: sorry for vanishing off the face of the Earth like that. Mostly, I've been busy. Busy-busy. Work's nuts. Long hours. Overtime. Craziness. There's barely been time to write, and if I don't have time to write, then I definitely don't have time to blog. But … Continue reading Socializing, Platform, and Actually Talking to People: What’s an Author Supposed to Do?
Yes, I'm still going on about platform building. When I bookmarked the post I shared last week, it hadn't been edited yet. So it was only when I read it all over again that I realized that she had added a companion piece: A more encouraging, optimistic piece about what you can do to promote … Continue reading Whimsydark: Wait, Keep Talking: Author Self-Promo That Actually Works
I've been harping on Twitter a lot lately. Which is surprising, because I honestly don't use it very much. But when I do sign on, I always discover that more book-spammers are following me, and I have a good laugh/eye roll going through their posts. So here's another person's take on this and... all social … Continue reading Whimsydark: Why Self-promotion as an Author Doesn’t Work
Here's some more on that question that keeps haunting me: Does a writer need to have an online presence? So it was just the right time for me to find this agent's opinion about it: Janet Reid, Literary Agent: I love seeing evidence of idiot agents Just like Create Your Writer Platform said, the answer … Continue reading Do Writers Need to Have an Online Presence?
It has been a long time since I posted here! But do you know what'll motivate someone to get back on the horse? A book on how incredibly beneficial it is for a fiction writer to have some--any--social media presence. Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding … Continue reading Review of “Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author”
I love StumbleUpon. This time last year, I was falling into a website rut. It felt like I was keeping up with the same dozen websites that I had been looking at for years. So I got the StumbleUpon app on my phone and... Well, now I speed-scroll through dozens of sites until I find … Continue reading StumbleUpon Is Ridiculously Awesome
A month or so ago I was extremely excited to hear that Create Your Writer Platform was coming out this year. I love the books that come out of Writer's Digest and its people! And while I love reading books on publishing, I've never read anything about platform building. I'll still probably get it! But … Continue reading Chuck Sambuchino’s “Create Your Writer Platform”