On Sunday we are going to talk about images. Many of us know they can slow a site down or make a post more interesting. We will be looking at a guide to 15 blog image best practices including image sizes and shapes, copyrights and attribution, stock photos and free images. A blog post without an [...]
Clicks, Impressions, Sponsored Products, Bids and Lockscreen Ads Some of us have tried ads and at least one of us has overbid and generally had to explain myself to customer service. The whole idea of advertising is intimidating. I think we all have some marketing experience through social media but advertising is a risky thing. [...]
Let's talk touch. If you sweep your hand across spring green grass as you smooth out the picnic blanket you know in August the same grass will be stiff, dry and a bit crunch under your legs as you settle in. Don't touch anything sharp.
We have all heard the words of Jeff Foxworthy made famous. "You might be a redneck..Jeff Foxworthy Let's have a look at 20 Easy-to-Spot Signs that You Might be a Writer. This one really applies to me. 6. YOU HAVE A STACK OF UNUSED NOTEBOOKS AND YET, YOU CONTINUE TO BUY MORE Just a few [...]
Some books, Wuthering Heights, for example have a dark mood set on the first page. In The Accidental Tourest, the sadness, loss and dysfunction are obvious in the first scene. Mood, is it a single thing or is it a word stew of various aspects of story? Setting may be a quick way to establish [...]
When you have a clear picture of who your ideal reader is, it allows you to write specifically for them. But it also allows you to feel more connected to them and to write in a more conversational way. Because it’s less formal, it makes for a much more engaging book.
Wednesday's topic is going to be very simplified and is not meant to be 'taken to the bank.'
I ran across this article while researching something entirely different. So, I thought I would bring it to chat.
We should talk about Marketing. It starts with an M and we are in the Month of May. How do you put a blog tour together? Should you pay a third party to set up a Tour on your behalf?
If you self publish the formatting falls on you. Guidelines are available but you have to change your manuscript. Strip out headers and footers and page numbers. You have to reset line spacing, Chapter Headings and indentation. You have to make certain of your page breaks. And still, your finished project may end up in the readers' hands with totally distracting artifacts.