Category Archives: Self-Promotion

Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/13/11

Writing craft Screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff on the passages from her books most highlighted by e-readers.     Social Media Writer Andrew Hickey on why self-published authors should be professional, Pissing in the Pool. (via Mark Stevens on twitter.) From Yahoo/Mashable … Continue reading

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Twitter and Selling Books: My Response to the Red Pen of Doom Guy

A few days ago, a blog post was linked on the social networks I follow; could have been the twitter, could have been the book of face, was probably both. It definitely was NOT the New York Times or a … Continue reading

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Putting the ME in New Media; A Luddite Joins the New Marketing Technolution

A writer who examines the new landscape of social media will encounter a whole internet full of advice, most of it “expert”, much of it contradicting itself. You must blog. Blogging doesn’t increase sales for most writers. You must go … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/6/11

The best of the web, or as much of the web as I saw this week: Violent language and women bloggers Here’s a truly disturbing column from writer Laurie Penny “A Woman’s Opinion is the Mini-Skirt of the Internet”, about … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 10/30/11

Here’s my compendium of the best of the web for writers this week: Barry Eisler on JA Konrath’s blog:“Why are so many authors afraid of a possible publishing monopoly while sanguine about a real one?” Writer Courtney Milan on Barry … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Round-Up Week of 10/23/11

Here’s some of the coolest stuff I found about writing and publishing on the web this week. Writer Harry Connolly on writers and self-promotion. (Via Chuck Wendig on Twitter.) Writer Bob Mayer on whether the current self-publishing models are sustainable. … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Wound-Up Round-Up

Here are some of the best articles and blog posts I came across this week pertaining to writing and publishing:   Non-fiction writer Sam Harris on the idea that people expect writing to be free. NYT article about the fate … Continue reading

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Conference Tips for RMFW’s Colorado Gold

Here are some thoughts from a veteran of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference (September 9–10–11, 2011 here in Denver). First-timers: Arrive early to scope the lay-out of the Renaissance Hotel so you know how best to get … Continue reading

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What Writers Can Learn From Eminem

Taking off from the notion that good writing can be found in the unlikeliest of places, here are some lessons from the volatile rapper: (Potentially offensive material ahead–proceed with caution.)

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Some Kickin’ Book Signings

I worked at Tattered Cover Book Store for ten years, and in that time, was present for roughly a thousand book signings. Which ones worked? Which didn’t? Here are a few that stand out:

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