Nonfiction Editing


As I said at the end of last month, to stop myself losing momentum on my ‘goals’ for the year I am writing a little review of my progress at the end of each month. This report is supposed to show that I’m on track and (hopefully) stop me from getting fed up and grumpy that things never seem to happen as fast as I would like.

But while this might be beneficial to me, it’s annoying as hell to read.

So, I’ve had a rethink and have decided to post a thoughtful little something-or-other based on something that has happened during the month.

This month’s topic …. Nonfiction and editing.

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3 things to do before hitting publish on a Facebook post

facebook_icon_400x400There are several types of Facebook posters.

There are those who post once and never again, those who post excessively about every little thing, and those who post intermittently. There are the over-sharers, the sellers and the meme lovers.

But there’s more to writing a good Facebook post than frequency or style and it takes time to learn what will work for you and for your readers.

Below are my top three points to consider before posting something to Facebook.

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Facebook for Writers

sticky-notes-to-do-listI’m a big fan of facebook; I’ve been on it for years and use it as a way to stay in touch with the people that I have met throughout my life. Without facebook, I would not have some of the most important relationships in my life. Doubtless, I would remain in contact with people, but it would not be as constant or as detailed. I could not share the little daily intimacies that make a relationship as strong and cherished. I’m connected to friends who physically live hundreds of miles away from me, and when we do meet up, it’s like we’ve never been apart all because of Facebook.

But when you’re a writer looking to market themselves you need to start using Facebook a bit differently. You need to make a page and gather followers, the more followers you have, the more people will be aware of upcoming stories and books. It’s a great way to advertise what you’re doing to a huge audience for a tiny cost.

But how do you build that audience?

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Writing Rants: Book Marketing and Direct Messages


On one of my lunch breaks this week I was scanning through Facebook and I came across a very helpful blog by Anne R Allen here.

Overall I found the blog very useful, and it reaffirmed several points for me.

One of the points, in particular, had me shouting out “Yes! Thank you!” spraying sandwich crumbs into my keyboard and getting some odd looks from my co-workers (you’d think they’d be used to me by now).

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