Getting Noticed Offline Is Harder If We DONT Have An Online Presence – Deb Nam-Krane

If an author was well-established in possibly 2002, he or she can probably get away without having a big huge, internet presence. However, that person is going to need at least a minor presence, even if it’s only a website listing his or her books. For everyone else- especially those who aren’t currently well-established- we […]

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Social Networking. The Dos, The Don’ts, and the Huh?s – J M Kelley

Ah, social networking. The key. The golden ticket. Open a Twitter account, shoot out your book’s purchase links, and sit back and watch the money roll in. Right? Wrong-o. Don’t misinterpret me. I think social networking plays a huge role in getting the word out about your writing. If you figure out the fine balance […]

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The Social Network Debate ! ! !

This week is dedicated to Social Networking! I had a huge response on this topic alone. On the 5th Join J.M Kelly for the Do’s, The Don’ts and the Huh?s  – On the 6th Deb Nam-Krane tells us why Getting Noticed Offline Is Hard If We DONT Have An ONLINE Presence and on the 7th Shay Fabbro warns: Aspring Writers Need […]

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My Perfect Hero is Flawed – By Shay Fabbro

I think writing heroes and heroines is the hardest part of writing. I think many (if not most) writers want to create heroes that are everything we’re NOT: perfect. It’s difficult for people to face what’s not perfect about themselves and therefore it’s easy to want to live vicariously through a character without flaws. But […]

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The Blackberry vs. The Library – A Writer’s Tool Kit – Deb Nam-Krane

A year ago, I had a Blackberry. It let me be all over Facebook, Twitter and most of the rest of the Information Super Highway. I even wrote a number of blog posts from there- and not all of them were scattered and nonsensical.  It was great- except for the way it removed me from […]

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This is My Job, Thanks

I’ve been my own boss for almost ten years now in one way or another. I opened two small businesses even before I was a full-time writer, both of which taught me a great deal about the itty-bitty details and necessary workings of organizing my life around being responsible for my own livelihood without a […]

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Ordinary Men Are Heros! – Alberta Ross & The Sefuty Chronicles

Thank you, Erin, for inviting me onto your discussion on Heroes, during my book tour.  What is a hero?  Definition from the Oxford Dictionary A man with superhuman strength, courage or ability, favoured by the gods; a demigod. Man/woman distinguished by the performance of extraordinarily brave or noble deeds; such as an illustrious warrior Man/woman […]

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Introducing A Writer’s Kit

‘A Tool Kit! ‘ My friend sniggered from behind her chardonnay “But I’ve seen you write an entire poem on a napkin with an eye liner pencil I’d hardly say you need a handy man’s tool belt” That was an inspired moment and my lack of preparedness had one hand diving into my handbag and digging out the […]

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Introducing “My Hero!”

Without a hero you have no story and yet unless your reading or watching the latest action thriller would you consider the main character to be a hero? What is a hero? A Hero is:   A person who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great The main male character in a […]

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Thought for the Day : How Do You Write?

A friend of mine emailed me recently and asked me ‘how do you write?’ I thought my response was quite inspired for five thirty a.m and decided it needed to be blogged… Every writer’s different some have a set schedule like a shift at work. You have to find what works for you. Once I’ve a plot […]

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