Authors pass out business cards at conferences like Halloween candy…by the handful. And why not? Business cards and bookmarks are cheap marketing tools for their books. Everyone is a potential reader. Every author, agent, and editor, a potential contact. But what about writers? They don’t have books to market. Some may not even have a website. The answer. Yes! Yes, yes, yes. And here are
We live in a Facebook world, where every blink is an Instagram, every word a Tweet. What used to be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends–both old and new–has turned into a way to express ourselves, without the fear of repercussion. We want to be followed. We want to be liked. So, we take our strongest views and post them,
Website updates are time consuming, but who cares when it’s so fun. Although, I have to be honest, my changes came from some great info I got at LTUE. One of the panels was on Branding Yourself. A lot of the focus was on having your site reflect your personality. Take a glimpse at the former site, but only a glimpse because it’s that bad.
When you want to meet an author and they have an event, you go…right? Maybe it’s best to consider the venue a little more thoroughly. Kiersten White was part of the Teen Bookfest at the Provo Library. Okay. No problem, I like YA. No, not YA Bookfest…Teen Bookfest. She spoke about how teens are not “The Chosen One” like the novels they read, but that
A few months ago, I started a writing group. I did what I was supposed to. I researched how to start it, run it, and what the basic rules should be. Should’ve been easy. In some ways it was, but it wasn’t in others. After some trial and error, here are a few things everyone needs to know to have a fantastically functioning writing group.