Season’s Readings: Christmas-Themed Stories

Ciao, amici! The year is winding down, and I haven't even baked a single cookie yet. I'm so behind! That's probably why I haven't mentioned these offerings yet. If you haven't read them and you're not running behind (like I am), you might want to check them out. The good news is, they're quick reads. … Continue reading Season’s Readings: Christmas-Themed Stories

Four More Marketing Tips for Authors

Happy Friday! I know I already posted content today, but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you about the second part of the marketing series I wrote for my friend and fellow writer, Sue Coletta. Earlier this week at her site, we discussed these eight items: Author Identity Online Presence Writing Stellar Content Book … Continue reading Four More Marketing Tips for Authors

Eight Marketing Tips for Authors

Ciao, everyone. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my lessons-learned with others. When bestselling author Sue Coletta asked me to talk to her readers about marketing, I was honored at the invitation and happy to do so. You can find me at Sue's site today for part one of a series … Continue reading Eight Marketing Tips for Authors

What Your Author Website is Likely Missing, Pt. 1

Over at Story Empire today, we're discussing an important and often neglected aspect of the author website. I'll give you a hint---it's something that is tremendously helpful for marketing, and almost no authors take advantage of it. Curious? Please go check it out by clicking here. And leave a comment; we'd love to know what … Continue reading What Your Author Website is Likely Missing, Pt. 1

Curated Content

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm part Irish, so you know I've got my green on. I hope you're wearing green so you don't get pinched. I also hope you take a minute to visit Story Empire today. There's a great post with a list of articles for writers. The best of the best this week had … Continue reading Curated Content

Branding

If you’ve ever heard me talk about my life in the corporate sector, you know I used to specialize in corporate identity. For writers, you might recognize this as branding. Today, at Story Empire, C. S. Boyack discusses branding for the fiction writer. I hope you check it out and maybe start or join a discussion.

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Craig here again. It’s a challenge to write these tips and tricks every time, because so many of the items are debatable. I hate to take a hard line stance, but I do for the sake of the comments that trickle in during the week. The topic today is branding.

Not that kind of branding. The kind where authors promote products. As you appear across cyberspace, what kind of recognizable materials do you use so the masses will recognize you? Chances are, you’ll have a blog, the popular social media accounts, and possibly a newsletter. What kind of branding do you use to tell people this is some of your work?

You will also make guest appearances on blogs, maybe blog talk radio, the occasional video of some kind. While these post are all different, your branding is what sews them all together as you – the author.

My first…

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Curated Content 3 March 2017

Story Empire has a list of 10 blog posts this week dealing with writing, publishing, and marketing. If you’re looking for industry highlights from around the web, check these out.

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Content Curation worldHi, SEers. Happy Friday!

We’re trying something new for you. Instead of our own opinions or a reblog here and there, we’re giving you links to valuable content we found this week. Below you’ll find tips from experts like James Scott Bell, Kristen Lamb, Chandler Bolt, and more. We hope you find these posts as helpful and/or entertaining as we did. Also, in case you missed them, you can find this week’s two Story Empire posts by clicking these links: Droll Definitions by Harmony Kent and What’s in a Name by Joan Hall.


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Multiple Fiction Genres and a Guest Post

When I worked in the corporate sector, I was a bit of a corporate identity expert. Today, we know that niche as BRANDING. Essentially, it's a matter of making sure anything you put out (in the corporate world, that means mailers, brochures, letters, user manuals, etc.) is easily and immediately identifiable as belonging to you. … Continue reading Multiple Fiction Genres and a Guest Post

10 Questions to Ask Yourself to Improve Your Writing

If you’re a frequent visitor to this blog, then you know I’m a writer, and occasionally I try to pass on bits of advice to help other writers in their craft. Sometimes it’s in the form of a story from my personal life, other times it’s just a straight up blog post with information. Today … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Yourself to Improve Your Writing