Category Archives: social media

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 21

Day 21 6″ x 6″ acrylic on panel CLICK HERE to purchase this painting Bugsy Here…. an’ s’cuse me… I just noticed that I still have my bow tie on from celebrating our Gotcha Day yesterday.  I guess I musta … Continue reading

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Organizing your writing time (5 ways to make the most of the time you devote to writing)

This post is as much for me as it is for you. Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and commenting on blogs can eat up precious writing time. I can easily spend two to several hours on the computer without working on my … Continue reading

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Are you making the most of your writing time?

When I first published Ready, Set, Tweet: A Speedy Guide to Twitter, I was doing zoomies around the Internet signing on to every book site and social media site I could land on. I’m afraid in my enthusiasm, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Mix it up on Twitter!

If you want to make the most of your time on Twitter, it’s good to mix it up. Some people go on Twitter thinking that it’s a place to post 140 character announcements. Not so. Twitter is another communication device … Continue reading

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A little more about promoting your book… indirectly.

So many times, when I go on writer’s profiles to decide if I want to follow their tweets, I find tweet after tweet saying, “Buy my book…” Does that work? Probably not. It’s time for writers to realize that hitting … Continue reading

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Selling your book without resorting to hard-sell tactics.

If you’re a writer and have a book you are trying to sell, your blog can help you in many ways. You can post the book cover on it and tell a bit about the book to entice people to … Continue reading

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Who do you want following you on Twitter?

There are many answers to the question regarding who you want following you on Twitter? Here are some things to think about when building your Twitter presence. Are you on Twitter for business or for socialization? If you are using … Continue reading

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If you don’t use Social Media for marketing, why not?

Business is all about communication. When you publish a book, you become a business owner as well as a published author. Whether you self-publish or publish through a traditional publisher, you need to be involved in marketing if you want … Continue reading

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Communicating through your blog

Blogging can be an asset to your writing career. Even if you are still writing your book and it won’t be published for quite some time, a blog can only help you when the time comes. If you start early, … Continue reading

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Small business guide to effective marketing strategies. It all applies to writers too.

Whether you are marketing your writing or a new fangled yo-yo, marketing strategies are the same for most small businesses. You just need to insert your business into the model. The goal of marketing is to attract customers who want … Continue reading

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