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kim-packard's picture
May.08.2013
I've written about 100 blog posts (excluding the eight book reviews I had written for a university course on YAL and three promotional Kindle e-book announcements) in the past six months and have gotten 24,018 views so far.  I wonder if I can feel good about that. :-) I guess I had a lot on my...
nina-amir's picture
Sep.23.2012
Every day writers complain to me about how they (1) don’t want to promote themselves and (2) don’t have time to do everything I suggest they do when it comes to promotion. If you work smarter rather than harder, though, you can actually take one written promotional piece and, with just a bit of...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.26.2011
For months now I’ve been struggling with the term “duplicate content.” I like to repurpose, or recycle, my content—and like most writers and bloggers, I produce a lot of content. I take my blog posts, for instance, and turn them into ezine articles or press releases. Or I create guest blog...
terin-miller's picture
Nov.25.2011
The best photo I have ever taken I wound up using as the cover of my debut novel, "From Where The Rivers Come." I took the photo originally while in India on a three-week reporting assignment, writing about the place I'd spent many formative years that I learned to love, for The Fort Worth Star-...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.19.2011
I’ve always thought blogging seemed a natural activity for writers. After all, it involves writing. Blogging also allows writers to become self-publishers and to get their writing read. Plus, for aspiring and published authors it provides an easy promotional tool because it doesn’t require...
nina-amir's picture
Oct.28.2011
I coach a lot of writers and authors who want to (1) begin blogging, (2) develop more effective blogs or (3) blog a book so they get discovered by an agent or publisher. In all three cases they always ask me how to search engine optimize (SEO) their blog and use keywords in their  posts. I...
nina-amir's picture
Sep.27.2011
I just came back from giving a talk at a local writer’s club. There I heard the same question I hear everywhere I go: What’s the best way for writer’s to accomplish their social networking — especially given the fact that they really don’t want to do social networking at all. They just want to...
nina-amir's picture
Apr.22.2011
Last night at my local California Writer's Club branch we had a speaker who addressed the issue of writer's block and how to move through it. A lot of writers, even famous ones, suffer from this malady. As I listened to him speak about the problem and his remedies, it struck me that blogging...
nina-amir's picture
Sep.17.2010
In today’s publishing world, traditional publishers expect every aspiring author to have a blog. Blogs have become essential platform—promotion—elements. Why is this so? Because by posting content related to your book to a blog on a consistent basis, you increase your Google ranking in your...