Archive: January 2013 -

Mompreneurs!

My friend, Nita, recently sent me an article on "Mompreneurs", which I thought was interesting. http://www.inc.com/patricia-fletcher/why-you-need-mompreneurs.html I don't agree with everything in the article, especially, "“We have learned that mompreneurs offer amazing talent, skills, and experience in exchange for being willing to work for less than equally-qualified professionals."  I don't think she was meaning to say that moms can be taken advantage of in the workplace, but that's how it comes off.  What I think the article's author and interviewees meant to say was written a few paragraphs...

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How Authors Can Use Social Media for Marketing

I'm new to Twitter, so I was talking about it with a business colleague of mine, Scott Span from Tolero Solutions www.tolerosolutions.com.  He's a change management practitioner with his own company, and he's married to a marketing guru, Ron Romanski with his own company, Preactive Marketing http://preactivemarketing.com/.  So two very good sources for info on marketing and using social media.  I asked my friend how I could best use Twitter to start creating a network of authors, publishers, agents, fans (essentially anyone related to the writing world--and aren't we all?). He gave me lots...

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Reading for Research

Look at any agent or publisher submission guidelines, and most of the websites say the same thing.  "As you wait for a response from us, you should be continuing to do research in your genre...by reading!"  I'd have done this anyway since I love reading.  It's like I eat books for sustainence!  But particularly now while I have more time, I'm doing a lot of reading in my young adult (YA) and new adult (NA) genres as research for my own writing--to see what I think works, what makes characters come alive, etc. In the past three weeks I've read: Reached by Ally Condie Before I Fall...

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