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).

That point was about the Direct Message (DM) feature on social media platforms, such as Twitter or Facebook. Anne explains that:-

“Direct messages are personal. Get to know somebody in regular tweets or comments on their posts before you cosy up to them with a DM.”

I agree very much.

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9 Myths I wish I’d debunked when I started writing

I’ve been writing now for over a decade, since I was in college, well earlier really but college was when I started writing regularly and sending out my writing for others to read and between college magazines, novellas, novels and recently nonfiction books and articles I’ve picked up a few things.

We are all learning and learning is very objective. What works for me may not work for you, a ‘writing myth’ to you may be true for me. There are, however, some lessons that were hard to learn. Things I wish I’d known when I started out. Today I would like to discuss some of the more common myths that when I read them as a teenager I believed but have now learned are not true, at least not for me.

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