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Writing Process Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Today I’m part of ‘The Writing Process’ Blog Hop! This post was supposed to be written and go live this morning, but when you’re little sister has a wedding happening in two weeks, things tend to slip (i.e: my blogging schedule *grin*). Nevertheless, I made it and here’s both the info on the blog hop and my writing process. 🙂 Author Kristin Nador graciously invited me to join. Kristin is a writer and a genealogy geek who loves cats. She […]

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Getting Armed and Ready for a New Author Site & Blog

Usually when writers set out to start a blog, we get so excited over the idea of getting out there and sharing our journeys that we make the mistake of not truly researching all the options out there for an author site and/or blog. Who has two thumbs and made that mistake three years ago? *whistles and looks away* 😉 When we’re finally ready to put ourselves out there, we can sometimes go with the first blogging platform we’ve discovered. […]

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WANACon: The Worldwide Writing Conference

Last weekend I attended the first-ever WANACon – an interactive global conference for writers based solely online. Yup, you heard me right. The conference was fully online with a virtual classroom complete with audio, video, and chat capabilities – all that were used to maximum capacity. There was even a lobby where attendees could hang out in between seminars and chat. WANA founder Kristen Lamb, her team at WANA International, and TechSurgeons (the genius behind all the technology) led the charge in this new and […]

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This Week in Favs – 1.11.2013

Playing on the Zune: Gasoline by The Living Daylights   Social Media, Blogging, and Author Websites Divide and Conquer: Building an Author Platform by Proxy  How to Think of Blog Post Ideas by Ava Jae on Writability     On Writing Craft  What Writers Can Learn From Classic Television on Left-Brain Business for Write-Brained People Inspired Openings by Kay Honeyman on Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing   The Paradox by Donald Maass   The Finishing Touches by Jael McHenry  Series of […]

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Playing on the Zune:  Follow Me by Muse Social Media and Author Websites 9 Amazing Blogs for Writers on Mythic Scribes On the Craft How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs on Copyblogger What Does It Really Take to Be a Die-Hard Writer? by Jody Hedlund The Writing Toolbox on Thinking Through Our Fingers 5 Things a Writer Can Do to Evolve by Angela Ackerman on W.I.P. It My Favorite Writing Advice – Write Like a […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Had Enough by Breaking Benjamin Social Media and Author Websites The Forest Gump Guide to Attracting Readers and Becoming a Legend by Stanford on Pushing SocialHashtags to Connect With Readers on Fiction Notes On the Craft Knowledge is Power But Story is King by MooderinoCreativity Advice from CRACKED.com by Mike MullinCould You Write the Next ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’? on Write to DoneAdapting Story Structure for Any Project on The Bookshelf MuseWriting the Heart of Your […]

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Playing on the Zune: The Kill (Bury Me) by Thirty Seconds to Mars Social Media and Author Websites   Social Media and the Author by Lynda K. Scott What Not to Blog About by Rachelle Gardner What Does Your Online Activity Say About You? by Rachelle Gardner How do I Balance Marketing and Writing by Chip MacGregor Blogging – What’s the Point? by Marji Laine 10 Marketing Techniques That Annoy Potential Readers by Nathan Bransford On the Craft   Writer’s […]

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Playing on the Zune: You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing by Halestorm Social Media and Author Websites   How to Use Google+ as an Author Platform on Write to Done 3 Social Media Myths that Can Cripple Our Author Platform by Kristen Lamb Which is the Best Social Media for Connecting With Readers? by Jody Hedlund Are Writers Too Insulated from Their Readers? guest post by Mike Duran on Rachelle Gardner’s blog On the Craft   […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Peace of Mind by Boston Social Media and Author Websites Is Blogging Important for Novelists Considering Self-Publishing? by Jody Hedlund Should All Authors Blog? by Rachelle Gardner On the Craft Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Master Your Craft by Rachelle Gardner Technical Tuesday Writing Tips Presents Outlining: Characters, Creating the Protagonist, Hir or Her Character Sketch and Backstory by Kim Cox Add a Pinch – or a Pound – of Poetry to Your Prose […]

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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Nada. Catchin’ up on some TV shows…finally!  ;0) Social Media and Author Websites Would Hemingway Blog? by Kristen Lamb 5 Top Tips for a Great Author Platform by Rachel Thompson 5 Simple But Powerful Tips for Building Your Blog’s Brand on Pushing Social Politics, Religion, Social Media & How Great Writers Change the World by Kristen Lamb On the Craft Anatomy of a Best-Selling Novel – Structure Part One by Kristen Lamb Writing Craft: How the […]

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