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How To Build A Valuable Network New!

As discussed in an earlier article, networking is a great way to meet new people who share your passion for writing. They can be a source of inspiration and support when your creativity hits a brick wall. Here I look at ways you can prepare...

Networking For The Introvert Part 2 New!

If you’re a writer, the truth is you need a network or connections in the industry in which you intend to make a career. Networking isn’t a recent phenomenon either. From the dawn of time people have been networking and making helpful contacts in their...

Networking For The Introvert New!

Networking, when I first started, was a horrific prospect. Although I am far from introverted, the thought of ‘blowing my own trumpet’ was something that was quite alien. I think modesty is a normal character trait for most of us, so going out there and...

Why Should Writers Blog? New!

Modern life seems to require that we include social media as part of our daily routine. And many would argue that if you are a writer and don’t have a social media presence, then you have no presence at all. And by presence they mean...

Fifty Shades of Naughty: The Explosion of Erotica

Erotica. The word has been around for a long time and conjures up naughty, lustful images of debasement, debauchery and a whole lotta sex. Until recently, the term was used only in hushed undertones, whispered among women. Books on the subject were usually found hidden...

Famous Fictional Girl Sleuths: Nancy vs. Trixie

Many women readers of today will have fond memories of locking themselves into their bedrooms as young teens, voraciously consuming the newest edition of the Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden mystery series, all the while wishing that their young and uneventful lives could have been...

Getting High on Social Media

In my previous articles on What Makes A Great Story and Express Yourself, you learned how to develop your story through building a character of quality, which helps to carry and stimulate a story. In addition, how some great marketing efforts outside of radio and...

The "Indie" Concept

Thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of the “Great Zon,” otherwise known as Amazon, indie publishing and indie authors have become “mainstream” and have slowly shed their cloak of alleged “illegitimacy” as the bastard children of the publishing world. Some in the publishing...

Promoting Other Authors on Twitter - #WW and #FF

Sure, everybody knows about essential Twitter hashtags that authors use such as #amwriting #SciFiChat #MustRead and so forth, but what about promoting other writers and authors on Twitter? When I tell people that I sell more books via Twitter than on any other social media platform...

Using Social Media To Promote Your Novel – Tips That Actually Work!

Authors spend hours and hours on thinking of ways to promote their novels. Indie authors find it difficult to promote their novels and bring their hard work to the relevant audience. Since independent authors don’t have the leverage of having a publishing house that will...