Is your social media like family?

Is your social media like family?

Is your social media like family?

What makes your life story? Is it your family? Your friends? Your career? I would be certain that it isn’t your social media, right? So, why is it that so many people are spending so much of their life posting to the Internet? What is it about social media that we cannot stay away from? Experts have an opinion. It is said that people (humans) are social creatures and some like social media to keep in touch with other humans. Some say that it is a networking thing. Professionals need it to promote their business. Either way, it’s a tool.

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Writer Groupie Episode 44 Chat with Barbara Ehrentreu, YA author/poet

Writer Groupie Episode 44 Chat with Barbara Ehrentreu, YA author/poet

Welcome, Groupies! Welcome to Episode 44! Today I interview Barbara Ehrentreu, YA author and poet. Her books are If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor and After. In my special intro, I talk about focusing in on your niche and how it is critical for today’s book marketing world. So if you are interested in ways to be more focused on your niche, be sure to have a listen to the audio only version. _____________ Barbara Ehrentreu is published by Muse It Up Publishing and has many insights about writing. She is an editor as well, and I am happy

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Writer Groupie Episode 32 : Interview with Ute Carbone

Writer Groupie Episode 32 : Interview with Ute Carbone

Ute Carbone Ute Carbone has wanted to be many things in her life. Some of them were fanciful- ballerina, trapeze artist, world class ski racer. Some more serious-doctor, oceanographer, bookstore owner. Some she’s actually accomplished- teacher, mother, workshop leader. She took time out of her busy schedule to talk with Writer Groupie and below is the interview. You can find her latest book, The Tender Bonds, at Turquoise Morning Press Bookstore and other online retailers. Our interview is an audio only podcast. SHOW NOTES: In this episode we discuss: Her writing journey Writing poetry and how she does it How

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The Odd Machine, an original poem by Kim Smith

The Odd Machine an original poem by Kim Smith High atop the blackened rock, In the midst of a magic ring, Sat an emerald colored car It was an odd machine. The inspection sticker bore out its age From its perch upon the glass That swayed and twirled, a tattered flag Antique and shattered mass. The blackened rock bespoke of might A former glam, a beauty Now retired and wasted down Relieved of its great duty. The seats were like cracked coconut The wheel no longer useful The odd machine, a monster now If I am being truthful. The only

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Sunday Ruminations (again)

So–a lot of my Saturday was spent consuming videos (see yesterday’s post) — and one of the things I learned was that we as author-preneurs have to go out and connect with our fans and followers in a much greater way than we have ever done before. This is because if we don’t, we will never be seen or heard thanks to the MAGNITUDE of content being driven into the face of every consumer. niko.chan / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND It occurred to me that I tweet out on Friday a Follow Friday thing, (#FF) and send it out to

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