Annmarie Miles joins us again for another month with the Writer’s Fun Zone. In today’s article she discusses her journey as a writer from her blogging days forward, and her decision to self-publish. Enjoy!
I was blogging well before I realised I was a writer. In fact I was probably blogging before I WAS a [...]
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Blogging and writing fiction can occur simultaneously to produce fantastic pieces of literature.
If you are new to blogging, guest blogging might feel a bit daunting, especially if you are still finding your voice on your own blog.
Your blog is not the place for your novel – well not all of it!
SURVEY for “How to Run a Successful Blog Tour”
I put this survey together to compile specific feedback to improve my How to Run a Successful Blog Tour course on Udemy. I’ve recently launched the course (based on lots of experience running blog tours for authors!), and I’d like to improve it for my new batch [...]
Oh yes! What I Learned During the Jan. 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge — check it out!
#1: It’s fun when we do it together!
Michelle Schaeffer set up a Facebook where we could share what we posted each day, and join in, if we wanted to, to commenting on each other’s posts. This last part [...]
If you’re stuck for subject matter to blog about, just take a look around and see what’s going on in the world.
One sure fire way to know that there is engagement with your blog is when you start to get likes and comments on it. So how do we encourage folk to respond to our blog posts?
When it comes to blogging, I have learned a few things that I wish I’d when I started. If you’re thinking of starting a blog, or want to be more organised in your blogging, you might find these tips helpful. I may be ‘teaching my grandmother to suck eggs’, but here we go…
Welcome to Indie Author Monday. Today we feature a guest post by author. D. T. Gray how how to use the Internet to market our work
Writing is a passion for most of us. It is a way of expressing ourselves and ideas as much as it is a way for us to entertain [...]
Recently, I wrote a post on blogging for authors for Friesen Press, a self-publishing company that educates authors to get the best book they can out into the world. (They don’t pay me to say that!)
We met on Twitter (love Twitter!)…
Tak and I recently met at a talk I gave on risk and [...]
Welcome to Artist Entrepreneur Fridays, where we talk about the fun, wild and scary ride of succeeding as an artist entrepreneur of all stripes and types and mediums.
Welcome back guest columnist, Aletta de Wal. She specializes in helping fine artists succeed in their careers. She’s posting regularly on “The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing [...]
Major confession time. I stopped blogging regularly a few days ago, and my traffic has been cut in half. And I started blogging more about a topic that is probably not that interesting to most of my readers: my new novel’s blog tour. So two major faux pas, but I’m just going to concentrate on the first one.
What Makes for a Successful Social Media Presence for Fiction Authors? Vision Drive Passion Clear purpose Excitement — All ingredients to a successful social media campaign. It — your success — all depends on what you would like. And it all starts in knowing what you would like!
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice so that you can:
Connect with your readers and get to know them
Let them get to know you
Build your network
Contribute to your tribe!
Be of service
Create your author platform
So you can sell more books!
Social media is: Blogging, [...]
Social Media Tips for Thursday… As you may or may not know, I’ve been blogging every day since January 1, 2011, and I’ve seen some cool results: * My site traffic has tripled, to nearly 2,000 visitors per month — woohoo! I know other bloggers are seeing higher traffic, but for me, this is awesome, and I celebrate my success! And my numbers keep going up the more time goes by!
Sometimes we just need to shut up and listen to our fellow authors and most importantly listen to our readers.
I’m inspired by Kristen Lamb to do a Twitter Tuesdays series. Today is #1! Today we’ll focus on something I got from Kristen’s book, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. (She’s going to think I’m a stalker! I can’t say enough nice and gushing things about her book!)
Yesterday I started a 31-day challenge to write on my blog every day. Inspired by a friend and colleague at Our Little Books Publishing, and supported by the 31 Day Blog Challenge, and based on Darren Rowse’s 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project.
Okay. I’m not a publisher. Who I help are serious, hard working authors (because they love writing). I actually help you get your writing done and out into the world.
For one client that meant getting her first article published online as a guest blogger.
I recently worked with Fabienne Lopez, a gifted Brazilian-born astrology coach. Before [...]