Curated Content

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SEers. Another week come and gone, and another week we have great content for you to look at. If you haven’t already, check out Monday’s post, Freedom From Distractions, by Joan Hall, and Wednesday’s post, The End in Mind, by Harmony Kent. Then peruse the links below for industry…

By Popular Demand, Flipboard

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi all, Craig here again. I’ve posted a few times on my own blog, Entertaining Stories, about how I’ve benefitted from a semi-obscure media called Flipboard. Flipboard is one of those curated content setups, and I came to it by accident. Once upon a time, I had a Zite Magazine…

Why You Aren’t Informed

Bet you’re wondering what you aren’t informed about. It’s simple, really. I’ve moved my site to and some of you didn’t follow me there. Not only that, I’ve had new followers here since then. But I’m not really posting here anymore. So we aren’t keeping in touch. I miss you. Click on the envelopeContinue reading “Why You Aren’t Informed”

Oops… One More, THEN I’m Done

Okay, okay. I keep forgetting I have things to tell you. (Shocker, right?) I don’t know how many of you have made the switch over to my new blog,, but if you haven’t, I wanted to invite you to one other place where we can hang out together. It’s my new Facebook group: StaciContinue reading “Oops… One More, THEN I’m Done”

46th Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference

It’s that time of year again. I spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the Ozark Creative Writers Conference. For forty-six years, they’ve been bringing in experts in the industry, and this year was no exception. Thursday evening began with prolific western writer Dusty Richards holding an informal meet-and-greet. Many attendants gatheredContinue reading “46th Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference”

Six Speakers, I Mean, Reasons Why Saturday Was So Great

This weekend marked the return of one of my favorite annual events… and of course I don’t mean the loss of an hour of sleep. One look at the bags under my eyes and you would know that’s not something I yearn for. Nope, Saturday was Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Annual Writers Workshop. I anticipate thisContinue reading “Six Speakers, I Mean, Reasons Why Saturday Was So Great”

Create Your Writer Platform—A Review

Last Monday I wrote a post regarding the importance of writers, particularly aspiring writers, building a strong media presence. I thought this week would be a good time to review Chuck Sambuchino’s new book, Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author. An overviewContinue reading “Create Your Writer Platform—A Review”

How a Mangled Nursery Rhyme Inspired 7 Social Media Platform Strategy Techniques

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary I Know Why Your Blog Won’t Grow You Hate Twitter and Facebook Won’t Give Anything Else a Fair Look No Wonder Your Book Sales Are Slow Many writers are stuck in the past. Maybe not as far back as Mother Goose, but back in the days where all we had toContinue reading “How a Mangled Nursery Rhyme Inspired 7 Social Media Platform Strategy Techniques”

45th Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference

I spent the weekend in Eureka Springs, Arkansas learning about writing, publishing, and platforming at a fabulous writers conference put on by Ozark Creative Writers. This was their forty-fifth annual conference, and while it was my first time in attendance, I can’t imagine they’d ever put on a better one. Thursday evening began with PresidentContinue reading “45th Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference”