Facebook: The Challenge

I recently attended a charity fund-raising event. They had struggled to sell tickets for the dinner and I wondered how the organisation could grow its donor base. After we arrived I asked the head of the organisation if she had a Facebook page as I…

The Top 10 Things Readers Want From An Author’s Website

If you're creating a website as a writer, here are ten things you should include in your planning: A Personalised Biography An Appearance Schedule Competitions / Giveaways Contact Information Great Photographs A List of The Author's Books Social Media Links Stories About The Author's Books…

40 Twitter Hashtags For Writers

#amediting  posts from people who are editing #amwriting  posts from people who are writing #askagent  agent questions and answers #author #authors #editing #fictionfriday #fridayflash  flash fiction on a Friday #nanowrimo  national novel writing month #novels #novelists #poem #poet #poets #poetry #pubtip  publication tips #publishing #scifi #selfpublishing #vss   very short story #webfic  web fiction…

Amanda Patterson: On Writing

When she agreed to be a Destiny mentor, Amanda Patterson, answered five questions for readers earlier this year. Amanda Patterson is the founder of Writers Write, a company which offers business and creative writing courses. Amanda Patterson Answers 5 Questions On Writing What inspired you to…

5 Ways To Engage With Customers – Socially Speaking

You've finally done it. You have a social media presence. You have a Facebook Page, a Google+ page, you tweet, you pin, you tumble, you blog. How do you keep your customers coming back for more?  Content wins. Employ skilled writers who understand what to…

5 Reasons Companies Don’t Understand Social Media

Socially Speaking  Are you tired of trying to get your boss’s attention? I have watched the traditional publishing business model slowly implode. When I mentioned social media as an option to promote an author or drive sales, I was largely ignored. The same thing has…