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
My full review's on Goodreads!I've had a Twitter account for a couple years, and it never made any sense to me. Saying that makes me sound like I'm a zillion years old (and, well, maybe I am), but really, I'm a nerd. I've been online since the early 90s and I've gotten hip-deep in every … Continue reading Book Review: Twitter for Writers by Rayne Hall
Guys. I am so excited for Pitch Wars. So. Excited. I can barely stand it! Pitch Wars is one of those legendary events. I've never participated before, but I've watched people get super-duper excited about it. And now it's here again, and at the very best of times! Pitch Wars is an event for authors … Continue reading Preparing for Pitch Wars!
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?
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”