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Why Pinterest May Be The Greatest Website For Writers

A Writer's Path

by Teagan Berry

There are countless social media sites out on the internet, each of them offering us different means to share our thoughts and life with other people. For authors, social media can help us out in many different ways. Book promotion, connecting with fans, networking with other authors… and that’s just to name a few.

A little while ago I was introduced to a site called Pinterest by a fellow author and let me tell you, I will be forever grateful to her for it. In this post, along with another one I shall be putting up in a couple days, I hope to give you a few reasons why I believe Pinterest is so useful for authors. Right now, I’m going to focus on the private side of Pinterest, and what it can do for you and your specific writing.

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Opinion: To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Is Twitter Worthwhile for Self-published Authors?

Just Can't Help Writing

I’ve heard varied reports on using Twitter to promote books. Is Anna’s process the best to follow? How do you use Twitter?

Swedish indie author Anna Belfrage reports on her trial to see whether Twitter can sell self-published books and queries whether the return justifies the

Source: Opinion: To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Does Twitter Worthwhile for Self-published Authors?

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How Technology Has Changed a Writer’s Life #writers #writerslife

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How Technology Has Changed Being a Writer

  1. Thanks to technology writers are now able to write in a number of formats; blogs, tweets, posts, electronic books etc.
  2. Technology allows the writer to get instant feedback from readers on their work and….all the world gets to see it at the same time. Yay! Not like back in the day where you would have received a handwritten letter from an unhappy reader pointing out all your writing issues in the comfort of your own home.
  3. Technology allows readers and writers to connect. E-books and E Readers make it possible for readers to access writers from around the world.
  4. Technology has removed a writer’s reliance on correction fluid (Tippex). With a laptop there is no need to reach for that little white brush and coat your paper in a white crust. Sigh!  Now you just press delete and smile.
  5. Technology means that you don’t have to spend hours at the…

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The Message

The PBS Blog

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Social Media has become a glossed over, cloudy place. It is filled with fake persona’s and instant celebrities. People post pictures of their cash and checks on Instagram for instance (something you’ll never see Bill Gates do. Let’s be real, people who make real money are quite about it. Big boys hit hard but move silent) and weigh their worth against the backdrop of numbers and likes. Instead of focusing on the message we have focused instead on the computer screen and have invested instead, not in the voice, but in the marketing and promotional schemes of so called professionals who get rich off the backs of those of us too lazy to be ourselves. Research is all fine and good but what it boils down to is a nice balance between research, advice, and your overall message and the people who care about what you have to…

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How To Treat Your Writing Like A Business

Darla G. Denton

How To Treat Your Writing Like a Business

Writing is a magical journey that can lead us down paths of frustration, enlightenment and financial success…. Among other things.

If you’re like me then you love to write but you’re ready to take your writing from “Hobby” to “Career”.

Here is how to do it.

Step 1: Think about what you want to write.

It all starts with an idea.

  • What do you want to write about?
  • Do you want to do fiction or non-fiction?
  • What genre do you enjoy writing the most?

If your goal is writing romance you need to settle into a genre to have the best chance of understanding what guidelines need to be met while writing your story. Also, if you continually produce work within the same genre you will gain a fan reader base faster.

Once you figure out what you want to write, think about who you want to be as a…

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Social Media: It’s About Engagement

Lauren Simonis

When I first got my Twitter account, I used it to follow other accounts. I hadn’t planned on tweeting much myself – I just felt obligated to be part of Twittersphere being a journalism major. But as I figured out more what I wanted to do professionally, and how to be that person on Twitter, I wanted to find a following. I wanted people to engage with me. That’s the tricky thing about social media, at least, that’s what I think is the tricky part.

I’ve realized through the years that I have been on Twitter and other social media, that if you want engagement, you also need to engage with others. I can’t just be the account that posts things and expect others to interact with me if I am not interacting with others.

So it has become a goal of mine to not only try to post regularly…

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