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What’s An RSS Feed & How Do I Find It?

Most of you already know how to locate your RSS feed URL to synch your blog with your Goodreads, Amazon Author Central, and Triberr accounts. But if you don’t speak RSS, that sentence probably made you roll your eyes or reach for the aspirin bottle. Okay, let’s start at the beginning. What is a URL? Examples of […]

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How can a writer use Scoop.It!?

Jane Steen is a freelance writer who lives in the Chicago suburbs. She’s prepared a wonderful post for us about the intriguing content-sharing site, Scoop.It – Enjoy! Take a blog reader, mix in Pinterest, add a dash of paper.li and a pinch of Twitter. This is Scoop.It! — a little-known content sharing site that may […]

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How to Set Up a FREE WordPress Blog

Since my last two posts, How to Blog, Part 1: Here’s the Plan and How to Blog, Part 2: Attract More Readers With SEO, I’ve gotten requests to write about setting up a free blog. And here you go! The step-by-step below is the process to set up a free blog on WordPress. FIRST: Come up […]

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How to Blog, Part 1: Here’s the Plan

I had no idea how to blog when I started. Why did I go to the trouble? Because I read blogging was something authors should do. Just so you know, I’m a dedicated pantser. My MO is to jump off the cliff and figure it out on the way down. On the other hand, when […]

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See Tammy Run? She’s Writing

I first met Molly on Twitter and was instantly a fan of her blog thanks to this fantastic post on editing, which, as a dedicated word-nerd, is a skill-slash-torment that I obsess over. Coincidentally, we both write fiction (my book has just been released, and hers will be coming out at any moment), so it seemed like perfect timing […]

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1-2-3 Great Automated Twitter Support Tools

I just love it when I log into Twitter and right in the feed find the perfect tweet to retweet (RT) on the spot. But RTing isn’t typically that simple. I usually have to go hunting! The truth is, the busier we get and the more followers we acquire, the more difficult it is to […]

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How To Succeed On Twitter

When I fired up my Twitter account in March 2011, I was a total social media newbie (and still am – do we ever stop learning?) My goal (then and now) was to build a social media platform that would help me get the word out about my novel, Mark of the Loon. I learned […]

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Yeah, I’m Overwhelmed. So What?

  A post from winter 2012 that stands the test of time … I wore myself out clearing snow all weekend. Between stints with the shovel, I turned my brain to mush completing Edit #547 of my novel, Mark of the Loon (and almost cried, because surely there will be 453 more). This morning, full-time […]

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