August 20, 2011

Social Media: Writer’s Aid or Addiction?

Those of you who connect with me on social networks know I’ve maintained a very active online presence for some years, but I recently had a moment of clarity about the impact it was having […]
July 16, 2011

How Are You Using Your Social Media Super Powers?

I was attending a conference of the International Society for the Study of Time in Asilomar a few years ago when one of the learned speakers predicted that content curation would be the big business […]
December 21, 2010

I’ve got an Author’s Website—Do I Need a Blog, Too?

I hear this all the time! Whether published or unpublished, writers all over the world tell me they’ve got a beautiful, slick author’s website that took time and money to put together and they don’t […]
December 5, 2010

How to Guest Blog Efficiently

Guest posting for someone else’s blog is a great way to gain new readers, so long as the readership of the blog you’re visiting fits your demographic. For instance, my Steampunk class teacher at Los […]
November 23, 2010

What Writers Can Gain From Twitter

Twitter is the best billboard a writer can have. In a few seconds you can write 140 characters, include a link to your blog or website, and drive more traffic to your blog than you […]
November 21, 2010

Thank you, Los Angeles Romance Authors!

On Saturday night I was elbow-deep in boeuf bourguignon, preparing for a dinner party, when I got an e-mail from Niki Chanel of Los Angeles Romance Authors, a chapter of Romance Writers of America, saying […]
June 27, 2010

Blogging in Character: A Good Idea?

Last week I posted news that I’m writing a blog from the point of view of one of my characters, which garnered a fair amount of interest, especially as an exercise in finding your character’s […]
June 21, 2010

An Experiment…

Have any of you tried blogging or tweeting on behalf of one of your characters? I’ve started writing a Tumblr for Rowena, my protagonist’s love interest, who lives in a place that can access (and be […]