Tag: tools

Social Media for Authors: Week 3 of 4

If you spend a lot of time on social networking sites, are you wasting your time or getting results? Last week in Brazen Careerist’s Social Media Bootcamp course, the focus was on how to answer this question. So far we learned: Week 1’s lesson was to listen to your audience and figure out what they … Read More »

Social Media for Authors: Week 2 of 4

Caveat: This is the week my imagination ran a little wild, dragging me along in a gadarene frenzy behind it. How I got here has more to do with my cart-first nature than with the Social Media Bootcamp course; and how I got back on the horse has everything to do with the quality of … Read More »

Social Media for Authors: Week 1 of 4

One week down, three to go in the monthlong Social Media Bootcamp*. After weeding out some corporate-speak and translating the course into author-speak, three themes are emerging. I’m getting interested in GoodReads as a forum to connect with readers, even though it will take some time to build up that presence, if I choose to … Read More »

Social media training for authors

What: Executive Social Media Boot Camp Where: Online at Brazen Careerist U When: September 6-30 Details: The organizers say, “Brazen U’s premier Executive Social Media Bootcampis a rigorous 4-week online course that will help you develop and implement a winning social media strategy–whether social media is 10 percent or 100 percent of your job.” I’m … Read More »

A few tools for writers with websites

Here are a few free tools for networking with other writers, getting the word out about your website, and evaluating its performance. … Also, the frequency of my posts about building an online presence are probably misleading. Despite appearances, I am not spending hours online, am indeed writing a new novel, and am keeping up … Read More »

Her thoughts scattered.*

Brainstormers, scatterbrains, creatives, and planners: If you have a crack-for-Mac addiction, MindNode Pro is mind-mapping software worth its $15. Download the trial version for free at: http://www.mindnode.com/ — I’ve been using it to sort out ideas and research. * Cliche? Or just received text?