Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


By: Molly Greene 

When I started my journey into indie authorhood in early 2011, I set up a free blog (because I heard I was supposed to) and racked my brain about what to write that the world might be interested in reading (gah!). I agonized over my first few blog posts, but soon reasoned that since no one was reading them anyway, I may as well just let ‘er rip. That worked out well, because by the time I’d gained an audience I was over the fear of what to say, who was listening, and if they really cared. I’ve learned a lot along the way, including but not limited to the annoying fact that running a blog can take over your life if you allow it. Hopefully you can learn from my hard-won, uh, “wisdom.” Here are the core go-to components that help me wring the most from my investment of time and keep my blog on track: 

1. Make a plan. You may not begin with one. I didn’t. An avowed pantser, I jumped into the blogging stream and spent a few months negotiating the rapids. Eventually, I decided what my blog was about, figured out my readership, created an editorial calendar and established content, subjects, article categories, and my weekly post day. Now I have a tentative quarterly schedule. My suggestion is that you establish a range of subjects your blog will cover and post consistently (whether consistent for you is once a week or once a month). Creating a plan and a schedule will keep you sane.

2. Content is king.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:

  1. Kill me now – what do I do about a negative review? | Nail Your Novel
  2. Pick Six: The How to Create a Character Game
  3. The Unsinkable Molly Greene With 8 Tips You Need!
  4. Texting New Releases, Series Pricing, and Succeeding in YA Fantasy with Terah Edun | Lindsay Buroker
  5. Confused by Hashtags. 5 Expert Tips for Marketing with Hashtags
  6. Customer Relationships - How to Make a Negative Review a Positive Experience : MarketingProfs Article
  7. The eBook Author's Corner: Getting Book Reviews: The Methods Award-Winning Authors Use – A Study
  8. When Should You Start Calling Yourself an Author?
  9. Karen Woodward: NaNoWriMo Is For Everyone, Even Rebels!
  10. Dreams vs. Goals: What if my Writing Goals Change? What if I Fail? |
  11. Writer Unboxed » The Attention You Give; The Experience You Create
  12. She’s Back! Using Back Story in Fiction Writing | Linda S. Clare
  13. How to Write Compelling and Balanced Backstory - Jeni Chappelle
  14. Writing Questions Answered: Editing: The Different Types of Editing
  15. Succeed At Writing: Friday Writing Prompt - Your Author's Bio
  16. ThrillWriting: Is Death Growing in Your Garden? Information for Writers with Teresa Watson
  17. Following Up on Submissions | Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
  18. Your LinkedIn Profile: Why You Need to Revisit How You Look on LinkedIn | Social Media Examiner
  19. Greatest Literary Villain Thriller-Writer: Guest: Tamie Dearen ‪#‎ArtKNB‬
  20. 10 Life ‘Messes’ with Potential To Improve Your Life (Part 1) – (Guest Post)  #ArtKNB
  21. C.L.R. Dougherty: Are Kindle Countdown Sales Worthwhile?
  22. I Just Published my Book. Now What? | Nicholas C. Rossis
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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