I found the following in an old journal, written during a trip to Fort Robinson, Nebraska. It reminded me of why I love writing. Just a few words – but ones that captured my thoughts and feelings.
The birds are always singing. As I gaze out at the bluffs, I can imagine how this rolling pine hill country must have looked a century ago. Today, Elms line Officer’s Row, but in the time of Crazy Horse it was Cottonwoods that provided the cool shade. Now, the leaves seem to have a reflective surface, catching the look of the wind. Not far down the road is the Old Red Cloud Agency where I wanted to walk to see a sky that was blacker than black.
I lost myself in the streaming band of the Milky Way, starting far in the south, flowing through Sagittarius then flinging itself across the broad expanse of the sky as if a stargazer waved her hand and magic poured from her fingertips. Staying in place, perfectly, since the night she placed it there. Like the Indians who once walked this ground, I found myself creating my own constellations and legends – as would anyone who had access to this sky. This perfect sky on this perfect night.
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You may already know about tweeting your book, but do you know how effective a Facebook event can be? My newest book, written with Michelle Campbell-Scott, gives 55 different promotional methods. We know some of them are fairly well-known, but others have flown under the radar – and we want you to take advantage of as many promo methods as possible.
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My Facebook friend and colleague, Michelle Campbell-Booth and I just released a book we’ve been working on for the past several months.
Make Your Book Work Harder is all about increasing your income by publishing your books on multiple platforms. In addition, we’ve added lots of cool services and sites to help maximize your promotional reach while minimizing your time commitments.
I’m so proud of this book – Michelle and I worked hard to fill it with everything we know. And, wouldn’t you know it – as soon as we launched we already had new things to add for the next edition. Anyone who purchases the group can access our Secret Facebook Group – that’s where we’ll announce new platforms and techniques. That means anyone in the group will know the good stuff before it hits an update.
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By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig Author photos aren’t just for the backs of books. They’re also used to brand our series and connect different bits of our platform. They can also connect a pseudonym to our real name. via Pocket http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.jp/2013/06/author-photos.html Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it just might […]
I recently had the opportunity to review The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business, by Karen Leland. You can read the review over at Amazon, but wanted to write a tad about Pinterest for writers, which is covered in the book. I was an early adopter of Pinterest but am sorry to say that I […]