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 overview … Continue reading Create Your Writer Platform—A Review

What do Cornfields Have to do with Blogging?

I follow a lot of writers’ blogs looking for advice and inspiration. I correspond with quite a few of them, too. I’ve found that there are some writers out there who are genuinely interested in helping others improve their craft. Jeff Goins is one of them. Most recently I responded to a post by Jeff … Continue reading What do Cornfields Have to do with Blogging?

How to Build a Sturdy Writer’s Platform Across Wide, Unrelated Genres, I Mean, Branches

All writers have a constant and un-ending supply of ideas at their fingertips, just waiting to burst forth onto the page, right? Wrong. Sometimes we come up with complete blanks (you’ve heard of writer’s block, right?) and then we have to push on through, or rely on a friend to bail us out. This week, … Continue reading How to Build a Sturdy Writer’s Platform Across Wide, Unrelated Genres, I Mean, Branches

Corporate Identity Expert, Hah!

When I worked full time as a Marketing Communications Specialist for an engineering firm in Pennsylvania, my boss was one of the brightest minds in corporate communications. Under his tutelage, and combining my education and work history, I became a corporate identity master. I could brand anything with ease using any and every tool you … Continue reading Corporate Identity Expert, Hah!

Creating a New Website

Originally posted March 12, 2012 I spent a little bit of today editing and sending a synopsis and three chapters off to an editor (and doing some laundry... boy was that overdue!), but then I spent the rest of the day building my platform. For those of you who don't know what that means, it … Continue reading Creating a New Website