I'm a backyard birdwatcher and came across this most excellent, funny, and yes, alarming, series of questions by Buzzfeed's Erin Chack and answers by Audubon Society's Purbita Saha. There is so much information and hilarity herein. Please enjoy. Birds in the News BuzzFeed Asked a Bunch of Bird Questions—and We Answered 'I like birds as... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski
Review of Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski. Are you or is someone in your life looking for a new hair stylist? If so, this little gem of a book will offer some ideas, suggestions, and tips on how-to, from choosing a salon to tipping the stylist afterwards. It tops out at less than twenty-four pages... Continue Reading →
Introverted Author Takes Over Facebook, Sort Of
K.L. Kranes is a published author of The Travelers. She, along with her publisher’s other authors, will be featured on Facebook live Saturday participating in an author takeover. Please check her out on Saturday and send a like, a comment, or question if you have a moment. Wishing her luck at this event, about which she is a little nervous! Please enjoy her blog below for more details. Hope to see you among the “likes” popping up on the FB live event Saturday!
I’m an introvert or an ambivert (a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features) or I’m an introvert who learned to manage in an extroverted world. It all depends on the definition. Regardless of how it’s categorized, I have introvert features that make marketing a book very difficult. And, yet, I have to do it. This weekend, in fact, I’ll be inflicting my introvert awkwardness on a Facebook Takeover Event hosted by Saguaro Books, the publisher of my book, The Travelers. (If that’s not a fantastic pitch to get you to come to the event, I don’t know what is!)
What’s a Facebook Author Takeover Event?
Good question. I’m glad you asked. Because I had no idea either. (On top of being an introvert, I’m very new to social media.) Thus making the concept even more terrifying. Although once I found out what it was…
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Writer’s Conference Hangover
Phew! Here we are, fresh from a fabulous writers conference called Hippocamp 2017, named after Hippocampus Magazine, which is in turn named after that part of the human brain--wait for it--the hippocampus. Is that too meta? Not for a bunch of creative nonfiction writers! Elizabeth (author of the thoughtful pre-cap in last week's blog) noted... Continue Reading →
Deciding to Go: A HippoCamp 2017 Pre-cap By Elizabeth Mackenzie Biedell
She said it very casually. In the middle of two other thoughts. And I’m glad she did. “So I’m not even sure...there’s this thing...I want to go, it’s called Hippo Camp...I don’t know, Ken really wants to go to this other thing…” I wasn’t sure what my friend Lisa was talking about. It didn’t matter.... Continue Reading →
Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO
If you are interested in writing, there are a lot of cool contests out there. And Twitter is an exciting, up-to-the minute way to learn about what is going on in the writer community. One contest I learned about from author K.L. Kranes is called #PitMad. PitMad is one-day of "pitch madness" on Twitter (quarterly). It's... Continue Reading →