Around She Writes, February 7, 2012
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Mary Keating
February 2012
Written by
Mary Keating
February 2012

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Twitter Roll Call! Please share your twitter handle with us!

Posted by Jan Fischer Wade on October 7, 2011



Posted by Meg Waite Clayton on February 5, 2012


Romance of the Writing Life and Where the Writing Happens

Added by Eugenia Kim on January 30, 2012


ShePublishes: A Celebratory Giveaway

Added by Sarah Pinneo on January 22, 2012


“If you can read this book and not shriek with delight, your soul is dead”: On Authors Praising Authors

Added by Julija Sukys on February 2, 2012


Share Your Twitter Handle! Twitter roll call for all She-Writers!

Added by Jan Fischer Wade on October 7, 2011


Sentimentality Be Damned: On Gratitude

Added by Lisa Fay Coutley on February 2, 2012


Social media challenge...13 days of marketing for authors

Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on January 30, 2012


Word City Studio: The Story of a Collaboration

Added by Rachel Aydt on February 2, 2012


How I Became a Poet, or, Why I Write about Superheroines

Added by Jeannine Hall Gailey on January 31, 2012



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On Writing


Writing Tip #20: Setting the Scene

Painters, like Monet, understand that location is "everything." Afterall, without a location, what would they paint? Location is what holds people, events, experience and without location, there is nothing but emptiness.

As a writer, using words on the canvas of the page and later, the mind…Continue

Added by Jennifer Lauck on January 31, 2012 at 10:54am


Getting to a Consistent Content Strategy

Content is still king on the web, but do you have a STRATEGY for writing web content? Here are a few tips:
1) Make sure that your overall goal is present in some form in every piece of content you put out there.
2) Spend a lot of time planning ... social media in particular can take on a life of it's own, and you want to make sure that you''re always aligning with your business goals.
3) Find out what it is that your…Continue

Added by Jeannette de Beauvoir on February 3, 2012 at 11:23am



On Publishing, Marketing and Social Media


Setting up a Twitter account...

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

Welcome to your first social media challenge, day #1 of 13!  We're going to keep it simple for you on this first task and we're going to talk about setting up an account on Twitter. 

Twitter is a wonderful social media tool to connect with other writers in your own genre.  If you…Continue

Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on February 1, 2012 at 6:05pm


Two mistakes indie authors should avoid

The other day, I had coffee with Jennifer Wilkov, an award-winning writer and host of the popular "Your Book Is Your Hook"radio show. She also runs a successful business helping authors navigate the writing and publishing process. I told her about the blog I've been writing for aspiring authors and asked her what advice she'd give specifically to self-published authors.

She said hands down the two most common mistakes…Continue

Added by Maria Murnane on February 6, 2012 at 10:32am


Tweeting on Twitter - Lucky 13 Social Media Challenge for Authors - Day#2

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

Day 2:  Send out a Tweet on Twitter. 

Yesterday we introduced you to Twitter and if that was your first visit, you set-up your account and followed us.  Bravo for joining us in the social media challenge!

Today we’re going to send out what is called a “Tweet” on Twitter.  A Tweet is a short message that is limited to140 characters.  When you send out a Tweet it goes out to all of the people that are following you on Twitter and it will be…Continue

Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on February 7, 2012 at 12:49pm


Posting on Facebook - Social Media Challenge - Day #4

by Sherrie Wilkolaski  

We're on day #4 of our social media challenge and today we're going to post a comment to a Facebook fan page.  Yesterday you should have set-up your own Facebook fan page and “liked” the Infinity Publishing fan…Continue

Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on February 7, 2012 at 12:53pm


Setting-up Facebook Social Media Challenge Day #3

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

Welcome to day #3 of the Social Media Challenge.  Today we're talking about Facebook.  You may already be on Facebook and using it to connect with your family and friends, on a personal level.  As an author, Facebook is a wonderful…Continue

Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on February 7, 2012 at 12:52pm



Noteworthy News


“If you can read this book and not shriek with delight, your soul is dead”: On Authors Praising Authors

The title of this post comes from an essay by Alan Levinovitz called …Continue

Added by Julija Sukys on February 2, 2012 at 3:30am





Follower Love GIVEAWAY Hop!

This hop, organized by Happy Endings and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, features

almost 300 (!) participating blogs offering book-related giveaways!…Continue

Added by Shelley Workinger on February 7, 2012 at 7:30am


Reviews, Interviews and Giveaways


ShePublishes: A Celebratory Giveaway

The Adventures of a Query Queen

By Sarah Pinneo

Today it is finally true. After years of work, two manuscripts, and who knows how many queries, my novel hits bookstore shelves, published by Plume, an imprint of Penguin USA.

Julia's Child is a Cinderella story about a mom who wants very much to see…Continue

Added by Sarah Pinneo on January 31, 2012 at 9:24am


Electrifying Winners!

What electrifies me? You! I have been utterly, deeply inspired and moved by the response to my book giveaway. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your passions, for sharing what makes you tick as writers and women, for giving me windows into your lives, into your fiery, electric hearts. I so loved reading about how you are inspired by truth, by connection, by food, by the body, by nature, by…Continue

Added by gayle brandeis on January 31, 2012 at 1:29pm


Pattimari's books are picked up by Barnes & Nobles

Added by pattimari sheets-diamond on February 1, 2012 at 4:54pm


New Book for Review: Conscious Calm: Keys to Freedom from Stress and Worry by Dr. Laura A. Maciuika

Dr. Laura A. Maciuika will be touring mid-March to mid-April 2012 with her self-help book Conscious Calm: Keys to Freedom from Stress and Worry.

Stressed out? There is…Continue

Added by Jaime McD on February 2, 2012 at 8:35pm


Castle, reviews & a bunch of giveaways in the new KRL issue

The new issue of Kings River Life is up and we again have a bunch of mystery fun!
First off we have an interview with mystery author L.F. (Louise) Crawford as the next part of our Road To Left Coast 2012 series, a review of her latest book & a chance to win a copy
Then we also have a review of the latest Richard Castle book, "Heat…Continue

Added by Lorie Ham on February 4, 2012 at 9:50am


An introduction to my e-book The Eight of Swords

I wrote The Eight of Swords towards the end of last year.  It was a story burning a hole in my head from the very moment I had the idea.  I'm not a patient soul so despite the fact I'm supposed to be rewriting a novel I wrote years ago, I started on the short story idea as soon as I had some spare time. 

It turned out well, so I decided to give it a go as an e-book and published it via Amazon…Continue

Added by Petra Kidd on February 6, 2012 at 9:53am


Monday Muse Interview on Publishing the Priest

Glynn Young is the author of a recently published novel, Dancing Priest (Dunrobin, 2011). Just after the book's release, I talked with Glynn about his writing life generally (read the interview "A Man of Many Good Words" at The High Calling; see link below). I also discussed with Glynn specifically the writing and publishing of his debut work. Part 1 of our conversation, "Writing the Priest", is at TweetSpeakPoetry blog (see link below). Part 2 appears today at Writing Without…Continue

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 6, 2012 at 6:42am


CNF Conversations: An Interview with Mira Bartók

Mira Bartók, The Memory Palace. Free Press, 2011.

“Even now, when the phone rings late at night, I think it’s her.  I stumble out of bed ready for the worst.  The last time my mother called was in 1990.  I was thirty-one and living in Chicago. …Continue

Added by Julija Sukys on February 6, 2012 at 6:30am


Rosalie Lario’s Demons of Infernum Series & Giveaway!!

Rosalie, author of sizzling hot paranormal romance, discusses her Demons of Infernum series ~ the stories and stars of the first four books. Plus, she’s offering an awesome giveaway ~ to visit Rosalie and get the details, go here:

See You…Continue

Added by Kay Dee Royal on February 6, 2012 at 5:42am


Book To Beach Vacation Give-A-Way

Are you itching to get away from your everyday ho-hum life and swim in the warm, crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea? 
Well then Barbados is the place you want to be!
In Barbados you and a guest can spend your days snorkeling, jet-skiing, swimming with the turtles, spelunking in Harrison Cave or…Continue

Added by Bernice L. McFadden on February 7, 2012 at 5:54am


Two Sweet Romances for Valentine’s Day

Two Sweet Romances for Valentine’s Day

1. Interview with Sweet Romance Author Jewel Adams

Book Give-Away February 7 - 14: To win The Legacy, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. International.

“This story really tugs my heart strings and it was done in the most tasteful manner. It is a true love story of two people deeply in love, who love their family while facing life's many trials.”

The Legacy is the story of a young black woman who leaves her…Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on February 6, 2012 at 4:27pm

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