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Writing your book is enough of a challenge. Many of us have sat staring miserably at a blank screen, cursor winking mockingly, trying desperately to pull our thoughts together to form a sentence. And then (hopefully) another. It’s rarely easy, and even on good days when your Muse is with you, there’s still that niggling self-doubt to contend with. I have nothing to say.
Sure is quiet out there. I mean seriously, with a gabillion people online these days, wouldn’t a few even accidentally stumble across your website? Isn’t it statistically impossible (or at least, improbable) that you should have so little traffic to this darn blog that you’ve spent hours coaxing into existence, one precious post at a time? What? Offline rejection isn’t enou ...
…-publishing. (I may even throw in a few inspirational and fun posts, just so that it’s not all work and no play!) Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch “So, what’s your book about?” Umm… Distilling the essence of your book, your author brand, or even your freelance services down into just a few sentences has mentally defeated many a writer…
… and your work online, as well as what they’re saying about other authors, your industry, or your genre. For those of you with your hands down, I’ve whipped up a quick guide on how to use Google Alerts to flex your secret agent muscle. (Click the arrows in the bottom right corner to enlarge the slideshow to make it easier to read.) Google Alerts: How…