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How to be a Gracious Blog Guest

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Apr 7, 2016 9:16 am in , ,

I serve as one of the FF&P Blog Chair-people. This is a re-posting of an article I shared here in February 2015. Since TODAY’S GUEST did not show, nor contact me as to why, I thought this was a good time to remind people HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS BLOG GUEST. Promotion is one of […]

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WORLD BUILDING THROUGH CHARACTERIZATION

Posted by Rebecca Zanetti at Oct 12, 2015 7:35 am in , , ,

by Rebecca Zanetti As authors, sometimes we’re so organized we miss the boat.  We might have our worlds all prepared, and all of our characters developed, but we forget that the world impacts the characters, and more importantly, the way the characters see the world around them reveals not only the world but more about […]

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What is WordPress and Why Should I Use It?

Posted by Guest at Apr 23, 2015 5:48 am in , , ,

By Pepper O’Neal WordPress is web design software that is not only free but also user friendly for those of you who don’t know code. Computer code can be very intimidating and, if it isn’t like a second language to you, this can make web design very out of the reach of most authors. WordPress […]

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How to be a Gracious Blog Guest

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Feb 16, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

by Nancy Lee Badger  Promotion is one of those things an author must endure, after they write the book. There are many ways to promote your work, such as tweeting 140 character spurts on Twitter; posting a newsy spot on Facebook; sending newsletters; buying adds in periodicals; etc. One cheap but-in my honest opinion-productive method […]

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Blog Tours: Common Misconceptions & You

Posted by Guest at Apr 14, 2014 1:57 am in , , , , ,

Today we are going to talk a bit about blog tours. Although most authors know what book blog tours are, there are some common misconceptions about them. To generalize, book blog tours (or virtual tours) are a series of visits to book blogs or other types of blogs, to promote an author and their book. […]

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Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, and Blog Some More

Posted by Guest at Aug 5, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , ,

By Terry Spear Do you blog? Why? This is just like creating your stories. Why do your characters do the things they do? You have to have a good reason—a goal—for blogging. Just like you should have a good reason for anything you do. Here are some reasons for blogging, good or otherwise: To promote […]

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PRIMING PINTEREST FOR AUTHORS by Pat Hauldren

Posted by Guest at Oct 27, 2012 8:00 am in , , , , , , , , ,

What is Pinterest? Pinterest.com is visual blogging, a network of image sharing. As the days of reading a printed and delivered newspaper decline (Newsweekjust announcing they are going all digital, no more print), so do the days of reading. You might reply, “But Alley, surely reading and text is not completely obliterated?” And my answer […]

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