Category: Marketing

Everything you ever wanted to know about marketing your platform and your books

Blogging Tips for Writers

Blogging Tips for Writers

blogShould you blog?

The answer completely depends on the reason you want to blog.

Ask yourself this instead:

Do you like blogging?

If the answer is, “Meh,” then, don’t blog.

If the answer is, “But my agent/friend/mom/publisher says I need to,” then, don’t blog.

If the answer is, “Yes, but I don’t know what to say,” then, maybe you should blog.

If the answer is, “Yes, and I have something to say,” then, clearly you need to blog. 

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Is Fiction Writing a Business?

Is Fiction Writing a Business?

heads-up-ostrich-herd-1This discussion comes up quite often in my writing circles. I’m still astounded though when writers say they “just want to write.” I understand the need to write. I understand the feeling of bursting floodgates of words on the page. But if you want to make a living doing what you love and what you feel in the depths of your being is your purpose in life, you absolutely must treat it like a business.

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Best marketing for writers

Best marketing for writers

EBook_between_paper_booksWhat really is the best marketing for writers?

If you ask a public relations specialist, it will be the internet.

If you ask a marketing specialist, it will be media and public appearances.

If you ask Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary, it’s the next book.

I’ve become convinced it’s an amalgamation of all these things.

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