Socializing, Platform, and Actually Talking to People: What’s an Author Supposed to Do?

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?

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Whimsydark: Wait, Keep Talking: Author Self-Promo That Actually Works

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

Whimsydark: Why Self-promotion as an Author Doesn’t Work

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