November…WOOSH!!!! And Links from the Blogosphere

What I learned this past month is the futility of predicting what’s coming. Way back here, I talked about everything I was going to blog about in November. Let’s just say, “Yeah, right,” NOT talk about the flu or pneumonia anymore, and move on. Okay? Okay! Looking ahead, with zero predictions, I am so looking […]

Does Social Networking Sell Books: One Tally Mark for the YES Column

One of the big discussion topics around the net is whether or not social-networking actually sells books. For me, knowing that I’ve had discussions with writers, on Facebook & Twitter or blogs, who have then gone out and bought my book, the answer is a no-brainer…yes. The corollary question–perhaps the one that publishers care more […]

Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Etc…a Semi-Often Assessment

I’ve been blogging for several years now. I’ve been on Facebook over a year, I’m sure, and Twitter not quite so long. Every now and then, I stop and just look at what’s going on out there, at the conversations I’m taking part in, at the people I’ve met. And I’m pretty much amazed. I’ve […]

Marketing Monday: Setting Up a Blog Tour & Adding a New Blog Feature

Before I get down to business today, I want to show you a few of my favorite books. Wait, what’s that one out in front? Is it…? It is! Yes, two copies of The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide showed up at my house this weekend. Did I mind the rain and gray skies? […]

Friday Five: Blog Shuffling

The times, they are a-changing. Well, a little bit. For me and my blogs. 🙂 Yes, I said blogs. Plural. Some/most of you may know that I’ve had another blog, over at LiveJournal for a few years. I started that site when I first got into blogging and met such wonderful writers that I couldn’t […]

Our Time Online: Where Do You Think We’re Headed?

Okay, guys, I know I’m spending a lot of time on this lately, but I had an in-person conversation today with some other writers, and the questions we raised are churning away. And I’d really like to hear what you all think. Basically, we started out talking about Facebook fan pages. Which I have not […]