In January I received an invitation to join the launch team for The Art of Work by Jeff Goins. Although the official launch date of the book is tomorrow, March 24, 2015, everyone on the launch team received a copy of the book a couple of months ago. In this book, Jeff shares from his personal experience…

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Facebook is where I spend most of my time on social media. I have a personal profile and author page, belong to many groups, and also administer pages for Glendon Playground and Park Society as well as InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. I appreciate the following benefits of Facebook: 1. My personal profile allows a connection…

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I find learning fascinating. Not just what we learn, but how we learn, and the incidental learning that happens. Serendipity, if you will. Yesterday I attended a webinar on how to use Pinterest effectively. As I was listening, I received a notification that I had a new e-mail from the Social Media Examiner on How…

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For the past several weeks I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about book marketing from many different authors. Dvorah Lansky put together The Book Marketing Challenge with a diverse cast of authors who took turns sharing marketing ideas that have worked for them. Some of the strategies I knew about, but having access to…

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Twitter chats are online, public conversations that take place on Twitter at designated times around a unique hashtag like #ReaderWriterChat. Twitter chats are a great way to learn, engage with your followers, grow your community, and network. How do you host a successful Twitter Chat? 1. Choose a unique hashtag. There are many Twitter chats…

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Dear Beginning Writer, It wasn’t too long ago that I stood in your shoes. Although I’ve been an avid reader who enjoyed writing for most of my life, I never considered myself a writer until after I attended my first writers’ conference. The best way for me to share advice with you is to tell…

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A few weeks ago I said I would teach you how to create a button for your blog hop. Create a graphic: I used The Logo Creator software to create mine, but you can use any software which allows you to specify the size of your graphic using pixels. After experimenting a bit, I figured…

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Although there are many writers who insist that writing longhand helps them with the creative process, I’m not one of them. I prefer to “write” at a keyboard. Here are some of the tools I use in my writing: 1. My iPad – My iMac has too many bells and whistles that distract me while…

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If you’ve thought about hosting a blog hop, but don’t know how, this post is for you. Blog hops are a great way to network and increase the traffic to your blog. 1. Pick your audience – Think about the audience you want to invite to your own blog. What do you write about? Who…

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