Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By:  Anne R. Allen

Internet spam! Everybody hates it, right?

But here's the thing: not everybody defines "spam" the same way.

I thought I knew what was acceptable on social media. I know that it is social and shouldn't be used for direct marketing. But I have sometimes blundered into spam territory when I'm only trying to be helpful.

That's because the rules are different for each social media site, forum, and group. And finding those rules can require tech savvy and knowledge of legalese (and good eyesight: they're usually written in a flyspeck font.)

Here are the rules I've managed to discover, mostly by breaking them. As Ruth and I say, we make the mistakes so you don't have to.

How Not to Spam with Newsletters

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Five Publicist Takeaways - Where Writers Win
  2. Author, Jody Hedlund: How Plot is Like a 3 Strand Braid
  3. Fighting Writer’s Block? This Strategy Will Get Your Creativity Flowing
  4. Pinterest Marketing: Your Complete Guide to Pinterest Success | Social Media Examiner
  5. When the Real World Intrudes on Your Story
  6. Fiction University: The Unique Challenges of Writing an “Issue Book”
  7. Storytelling in literary fiction: let’s discuss | Nail Your Novel
  8. CREDIBILITY: Story Reality vs Real Reality - Michael Hauge's Story Mastery
  9. The Future of the Gatekeepers | Jane Friedman
  10. Fight, Chase, Shoot, Battle! Action Scene Checklist
  11. Anne R. Allen's Blog: How NOT to be a Spammer: A Guide for Authors
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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