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5 Reasons Why Authors Need a Website

by Lisa Norman

We've all heard that writers need a website, but why?

When I ask writers why they want a website, they say:

  • so I can look professional
  • so I can get a book deal
  • to sell more books
  • because my coach/agent/publisher said so.
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Tips for Landing a Guest Posting Gig

by Becca Puglisi

I’m so happy to be back at Writers in the Storm today talking about writerly goodness with all of you. I get to do this a couple of times each year, thanks to this crew’s generosity. And it all started with me reaching out and begging requesting a guest posting opportunity.… Read the post

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White-Knuckling Your Author Platform: How to Rein in the Social Media Pressure
 
by Roni Loren

It's no secret that writers are supposed to be building their online platform and brand from the get-go. You can find a bazillion posts on that very thing. Blog! Tweet! Facebook! Tumblr! Get lots of followers! Get lots of comments!… Read the post

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Are You Linked In?

by Jenny Hansen

Everyone is talking about Social Media and I’ve got several friends scratching their heads going, “What does that even MEAN? And why do I need so many DIFFERENT KINDS??”

There’s a simple answer to “why so many?” You want to go to where your people are.

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How to Build Your Writing Team

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On my drive home from the day job yesterday, I tuned in for the traffic report (because I needed to know why I was going 15 in a 65 MPH zone) and the business report caught my attention.  They were discussing the four character requirements of teamwork: openness, generosity, flexibility and patience.… Read the post

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