Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chance to Publish Your Story or Poem...

If you want a chance to see your short story (less than 2000 wds) or your poem in the 2nd Edition of The Harbor Series, I will read and consider it for this 2012 edition. "G" rated only.
I want to build a new author base, and you're invited.

Email your entry to grammasizzy@hotmail.com

I'll check for incoming submissions until Oct. 31. The Contest part is over for this year, but you can still be included in the book. Check out the link to learn all about us.

Coach Shirley

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Author Platform and Social Media

Golly, a new procedure for being Agent and Publishing House ready emerges into the Cloud of our "web presence". I'll post a separate, thorough article on Author Platforming in a few days; for now, suffice it to say having a Social Media presence is part of your Platform.

Yes, you guessed it, you're going to have to bite the bullet and do as much of the following as authorly possible: establish Facebook friends and a separate, professional Facebook page; join Tweeter and then tweet frequently; join LinkedIn to hook you up with others associated with your areas of writing interest, networking personified; and then take the leap and check out posterous. com, hubpages.com and an entire host of Google advantages just waiting for you to discover.

I get tired just thinking about it, but I will prevail. I'll have to get up two hours earlier, start drinking coffee in the morning again (which I gave up about five years ago), force my eyelids to feel moist and sit down at my pc before the sun comes over my trees.

Dang, I thought retirement would have enough hours in the day and writing would always be delightful and stress-free. Well, if my personal finance for dummy's hadn't gone South along with the entire US economy, maybe retirement and writing would be what I expected. But, it isn't and they aren't; therefore, I'm forced to the absurd...early morning. Lord love a duck!