Friday, January 19, 2018

How Authors Can Build an Indie Empire—What You Write Matters

by Traci Tyne Hilton @TraciTyneHilton

*disclaimer from Traci. This series is about following rules. I know that indies don’t have to follow rules. That’s the whole point of being indie. But indies who pay attention to what rich and famous authors do, have a much better shot at fame and riches.*

Russell Blake taught me his guaranteed method to building an audience for your work. It starts very simply: Give readers exactly what they want.

I could end the blog there, but like me, you might need help figuring out what readers want.

What Readers Want

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Battle Against Facebook Engagement Baiting

by Cyle Young @CyleYoung

Facebook is one of the primary social media tools for authors. It doesn’t matter if an author is self-published or traditional published, Facebook provides significant opportunities for growing and sustaining platform while supporting and launching book sales.

But things are about to change!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

6 Ways to Make PRAYER a Priority in Your Writing

by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28

Our Father God is faithful to hear the prayers of His children. And His writers. Just as God answers prayers about health, income, life’s trials, and daily surprises, He hears the prayers of those who seek to encourage others through the written word.

Do you need some “punch” and pizzazz in your wording? Do you need perseverance to finish a book or create a book proposal? Do you need some help to know how to edit what you’ve written? Do you want people’s hearts and minds to be touched forever by your writing? One of the keys to effective writing, and an effective ministry through our words, is P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Recent Facebook Changes—Breaking It Down for Writers & Authors

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Some birthday present, huh? January 11 (my birthday) will definitely be one for the books when it comes to Facebook changes.

By now I’m sure most of you have heard about the Facebook announcement made that day. Mark Zuckerberg has rocked our social media world with the projected changes that have already begun rolling out.

Today, I’m going to try to help you understand how this affects us as writers and authors.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Guard Your Social Media Reputation

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMoJo68

We all love to blow off steam and when Friday rolls around, most of us are counting the seconds til closing hour. Then, bliss! Over sixty hours to spend however we want.