How to use Manage Flitter to Build Twitter Followers

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Two years ago, my twitter followers hovered over 4,000+. In fact, my numbers were stuck, like a helicopter on autopilot. I entered a quest of how to find followers who were readers, in the publishing world, and experts in social media, marketing, and branding. In turn, I made a commitment to […]

Social Media: The Daunting Task

By Susan Neal @SusanNealYoga Have you ever had a task on your to do list for months, but lacked the motivation to tackle the intimidating job? For me, that task was social media. Oh, I had all my social media accounts set up. However, I did not regularly post. In fact, I could find every excuse […]

Social Media Strategies for the Weary

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I know, I’m supposed to be the cheerleader of all things social media. But let’s get real here. Some days—some weeks—it just makes me tired. Usually it happens when certain situations arise: I haven’t had any meaningful conversations in a while. My updates seem to be going into a black hole […]

Tips to Help You Fall Back in Love with Writing

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Between deadlines, edits and rejections it’s easy to fall out of love with our writing. It can get so bad that we begin to dread sitting down at the keyboard. When that happens to me my mind begins to reprioritize my life. I can suddenly find a million things more important […]

Social Media Questions: What Is Klout & Why Do I Need It?

By Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’ve recently received a lot of questions about a relatively new social media tool, KLOUT. Despite what it may claim, its biggest value isn’t as a social media platform, but as a tool to measure our relevance in the digital world. First, let me assure you Klout is a legitimate tool, […]

Every Writer Needs A Street Team

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Today’s writer has many roads to travel in learning the craft, adjusting to changes in the publishing industry, and navigating social media. Every writer craves encouragement and support for the journey ahead. Why travel alone? A street team, sometimes referred to as a dream team, posse, gang, road crew, backstage team, […]

7 Reasons Your Social Media Life is Busier Than It Should Be

By Edie Melson @ediemelson I’m just back home from several weeks of teaching at writing conferences. In spite of the fact that I’m a card-carrying introvert, I love getting to share what I’ve learning about publishing and marketing with other writers. One of the things I get asked over and over again is, “How do […]

What are Your Social Media Questions?

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills and @EdieMelson A writer’s social media platform helps brand her in the publishing world. This post is to help you reach your writing and publishing goals through social media. Edie and I want to encourage you to establish and maintain your social media presence regularly. If you’ve taken our classes, you’ve […]