Social Media Marketing on Twitter

If you want to be a successful author you need to be so much more than a writer.
Recently Twitter has been getting some bad publicity, but it is still valuable to writers. It is the social media platform, I have had the most reads through.

Twitter has a huge writer and blogger network. The people I have interacted with have always been supportive and friendly. Yes, the platform does have a large percentage of trolls but with the block option, this should not be a problem.

Past and Future Writing Goals — Success and Failure

At the start of 2018, I completed and published a post on my goals. I thought I had done well until I looked back and saw how little I had accomplished. Although, this is the first time I looked at the post since I published it, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.

The lesson in this, if you want to work towards yearly goals it is an advantage to have the goals close by to refer to.

5 Easy Ways to Plan Your Blog Posts & Novel

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Benjamin Franklin
Are you a meticulous planner, or do you let your ideas and characters drive your novel? I have written posts in the past about the perfect structure for a post. Although I follow this, I don’t always plan my posts.

In the beginning, I have a headline in place. Later I will refine this into a killer headline. I also have a rough idea about where the post is going and the information I want to include. For some posts, I will plan this in detail. Most, however, I let my author’s voice guide the writing.