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nina-amir's picture
Nov.30.2011
Over the course of the last 29 days of Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) blog posts, one thing struck me over and over again: The publishing world changes almost daily. I know most writers know this. They just don’t always get what it means to them and to their ability to succeed as authors...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.24.2011
Authors used to spend their time promoting themselves via speaking. Getting up in front of audiences offered the #1 way to sell books. It ran a close race with radio appearances—or any type of media appearances. Face time…in front of large audiences. That was the ticket to book sales. These...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.20.2011
Every writer needs a website. And they need that website long before their book is released and they want an Internet location from which to promote and sell it. They need a website prior to ever approaching an agent or publisher or releasing a self-published book. It’s the place where you...
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...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Nov.18.2011
Until now, I have not understood the meaning of the tyranny of distance. It is almost three months since my return to my hometown of Melbourne, Australia. During this time, I have felt displaced, searching for a sense of home, yearning for the life I had created over in Edmonton, Canada,...
jules-jacob's picture
Nov.15.2011
You know you’re a bad blogger when you haven’t blogged for two weeks and are wracked with guilt but choose to watch last week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy anyway. (And you already saw it.) You know you’re a bad blogger when you make fun of people who blog every day. You know you’re a bad blogger...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Nov.12.2011
As we near the halfway point of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month), I thought I would look back and track both the readership and popularity of my blog posts.  It’s not like I have a following to rival an Ashton Kutcher on Twitter, or even an average teenager on Facebook, but the last few...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.10.2011
Most writers don't seem to want to explore the world of blogging. They see it as just one more thing to do. The don't realize that blogging affords them a superb way to promote themselves and their work--and to land a traditional publishing deal. A large number of bloggers are, indeed, getting...
jessica-kristie's picture
Nov.09.2011
Do you ever catch yourself caught between breaths and waiting for something to happen? For winds to change in directions that fill empty rooms and blow breezes scented with new beginnings … I do.  I sit with toes curled beneath soft blankets, feeding on the cold that is nipping at my nose....
myne-whitman's picture
Nov.09.2011
  In one of the blogging tips posts I did on "more Comments" for your blog, Amb Caleb commented that he needed some tips on ranking. That got me thinking because I didn't have a ready answer for him. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't as if I hadn't heard of blog rankings before, but, I had...