Month: August 2017

What to Post to Social Media as an Author

Not sure what to post on social media?  Wondering if you should share something on social media?  What if the reaction isn’t what you expected?  Afraid you will offend all your followers with a post?  Many people and authors wonder what they can share and post on social media.  What is appropriate?  What is helpful?  Is it OK to post a fun picture or share a post from a friend? Here’s a Read More …

Write, Don’t Talk!

Don’t Talk… Write! How to Keep — not Lose — your Motivation by Sarah Tun I once heard another writer make a comment which made so much sense to me I’ve never forgotten it. For novice writers in particular, this message could be crucial to ensure to get your projects out of the starting blocks. Read More …

Making Your Reader Love Backstory

By Randy Ingermanson Con’t from August 19th Newsletter discussing how to create a backstory that your readers beg for… Not getting our newsletter? Easy peasy, email us and we’ll put you on the list! Interior Monologue Interior monologue is the sequence of thoughts that pass through a viewpoint character’s mind. The reader can hear these, Read More …

What are The Best Times to Post on Social Media?

by Tamy Bond What are The Best Times to Post on Social Media? The easy answer is to post on social media when there is the most traffic. Easy, right? Not so much. There are many variables to consider.  Your posts times may vary depending on the social media platform you are using and what the demographics are like. For instance, Facebook may be a broader, more Read More …

Changing Priorities

by Mary Norsworthy The story is told of a conversation between a parakeet in a cage and a lark on the window sill. The lark looked in at the parakeet and asked, “What is your purpose?” “My purpose is to eat seed,” said the parakeet. “What for?” “So I can be strong.” “What for?” “So Read More …

Comfort zones squeeze the life out of growth.

By Gina Burgess On Thursday, August 17, Tom Blubaugh will be talking about the differences between hobby writing and professional writing. This is a crucial question that the author needs to know the answer to before spending the time required to make money writing. It’s a commitment. It’s also risky. What if I fail? What Read More …

Link Building – Inbound Links and Outbound Links

by Tamy Bond Link building, or link-building, is the process of finding and adding valuable links both to and from your website. There is no doubt that building links which point directly to your site (back links) is an important part of any SEO strategy.  Wikipedia explains it this way “In the field of search engine optimization, link building describes actions aimed at increasing the number Read More …

Video Helps Establish Your Platform

By Tom Blubaugh With the introduction of the Smart Phone and the revolutionary evolution of the video camera, anyone can create a video and they should. It’s one of the most popular modes of communication in the world. Approximately 30 years ago, most people would never consider using video to communicate with potential clients or customers. It Read More …