Monthly Archives: November 2010

There Are No Rules – How to Ensure 75% of Agents Will Request Your Material

How to Ensure 75% of Agents Will Request Your Material Posted by Jane While attending the Midwest Writers Workshop, I posted a summary of a talk given by Marcus Sakey and John Gilstrap. Sakey advised that query letters, if any good, would result in a 75% “send me something” response. I had no idea what a bomb I was throwing by tweeting and blogging that principle. Thus, I asked Marcus to write a guest post … Continue reading

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What Writers Should Blog About Before They Are Published?

How do I blog about that before it’s been published? I asked that question of Southern California Writer’s Conference webmaster Jeremy Lee James and he had a pretty good answer for me. First, you don’t have to blog about your unpublished book. The point is not to sell the book to people who have no way of buying it (yet). The point is to create demand for you, the author, and eventually for your book. … Continue reading

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Announcing: Mark A. Clements Appreciation Night.

A Festival & Benefit to Celebrate the Vanquishing of Vlad the Tumor & to Fill the Coffers of the Mark A. Clements Medical Expense Fund. Join Us! WHEN: Fri­day, Decem­ber 10th — 7:00p.m. — 10:00 p.m. WHERE: The Swe­den­borg Hall | 1531 Tyler Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 (free parking) SUG­GESTED DONA­TION TO ATTEND: $15 SEE: writelivelihood.net FOR MORE INFORMATION Donate! Smite the Manticore of Medical Expenses for Lord Mark!

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Announcing: Wordslinger’s Most Wanted Websites For Writers Page

There are so many great websites for writers. And that’s the problem. Left to your own devices, you might spend all of your time surfing the web instead of writing your novel. Well, I actually get paid to surf the web (sorta), so it doesn’t make sense for you to waste your time doing it. Instead, in this second Writer Website Wednesday post, allow me to point you to a curated list of only the … Continue reading

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The Fastest Way For Writers To Get More Followers On Twitter

It’s not about the money, the fame, the followers, or the game… Uh…hold on a sec… What’s that? Folks, I just got word from the voice inside of my head that, actually, finding new readers on Twitter IS about getting more followers. Lot’s of ‘em. And I’ve also been instructed to inform you there’s been a change on the menu. Instead of demoing Hootsuite, like I said I would in yesterday’s Marketing Monday post, I’m … Continue reading

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A Workflow For Writers To (Mostly) Automate Their Social Media Strategy

This is Part 01 in a series of posts about automating (as much as possible) the social media workflow of a busy writer or creative. Books Are A Business, Baby. In the previous post about social media I explained why it’s important for a writer to realize that–by virtue of the fact success as an author depends on many, many people devoting scarce attention to reading your books–you are by definition a leader in your … Continue reading

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