SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong

SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong

Social Media Triage Series: What is it? SMT Series: Part one: Too much promo SMT Series: Part two: Brushing off the haters ___________________________________________________ SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong and how you can not be one of “those” people There are a lot of things writers get right. Characters that captivate, plots that pen us to the chair and won’t let us get up, and dialog that is dynamic enough to make us laugh out loud are all some of those right things. But there are a few things that writers get dead

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Five important points about book marketing & promotions before you publish

Book Marketing/Promotions Before You Publish Dano / Foter / CC BY Are you uncertain about doing your own marketing? Feel like too much of an introvert to be successful as a marketer? Don’t know what a marketing plan is? Can’t distinguish between promoting and marketing? Well, you’ve come to the right blog then. 1. Authors should get as much knowledge about book marketing/promotions as they possibly can. Recently, I watched over twenty videos, listened to over thirty podcasts, and am reading one of many many good books on this subject. I am not trying to toot my own horn here,

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Amazon/Hachette Debacle

The Amazon/Hachette debacle goes on … and it seems everyone has an opinion. Some are on the side of Amazon, and say they are for the indie author. Others are on the side of Hachette and say that their stance protects the rights of legacy published authors. TheCreativePenn / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Well, let’s face it folks, it all comes back to that unholy dollar . Both sides want theirs, and they are going to fight to the death until someone is victor in all this. The problem may well be, however, that

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Blogging for Writers 101: Make it good

Writers are still blogging. There is no question about it. Many other career-minded individuals have fled the blogosphere, but not writers. So if the matter is not, are writers blogging, but rather, what are writers blogging, then let’s look at that. In my opinion, writers always have a lot to say about blogging. Here is a short list: 1. Writers write about writing 2. Writers write about their stories, books, poems, etc. 3. Writers write about what jazzes them (might be political, religious, etc.) 4. Writers write about books they are reading 5. Writers write about the places they travel

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Is this book DOA? Five hints that it may be unfixable

So what do you do when brainstorming is an utter #fail? What happens when the outline does nothing to help you see your way clear to the end of a book that just isn’t working? Giovanni 'jjjohn' Orlando / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) At what point do you say, I want out of this disastrous book relationship? Here are a few points to give you a bit of insight: 1. When the book relationship turns sour and you feel like you are hurting yourself when you open the manuscript. When it physically, mentally, and

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