Need Writing Inspiration?

Coming Up Blank?

Coming up blank? Need to break through that block? Need content ideas?

More than 50 writing tips for inspiration

Need Writing Inspiration?

Coming Up Blank?

Coming up blank? Need to break through that block? Need content ideas?

More than 50 writing tips for inspiration

What’s the Buzz(word)? Contest Entry Deadline Jan 11, 2012

Writing competitions are a great way to enhance your visibility and credibility. I’m adding these to my ‘Contests’ page but wanted to be sure you knew they were available.

The Contest
Create a buzzword that you think might emerge next year and give us a brief definition of the word and a sample sentence using the word. Entries are limited to no more than 100 words for the buzzword, definition, and sample sentence.

The Prize
The winning entry will be published in the upcoming Gotham catalog and posted online at WritingClasses.com. The author will receive a free 10-week Writing Workshop.

  1. Create a new buzzword for next year.
  2. Read the Contest Rules below.
  3. Complete and submit your entry.

2012 Sylvia K Burack Writing Award

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012

Free Book Marketing Podcast Series | RobynPeterson.com

As an author if you’re not taking advantage of audio  you’re missing out on increasing you website traffic and building your following!

http://robynpaterson.com/?p=2047

Free Website Evaluation

Search engine algorithms seem to always be in a state of flux.

This continual state of transition is why I usually depend largely on ‘Keyword Tool’ finders like Google and You Tube.

Yes, You Tube not only has status as a social media network but has also become the Internet’s #2 search engine after Google (who also owns You Tube).

But getting back to SEO…Many people are still very confused by not only the term but also the concept in general which makes the thought of  FREE professional help simply mind boggling and it is offered by Hub Spot no less.

Now, don’t take this as a recommendation but, the chance to increase your visibility  and grow your sales along with the added advantage of FREE makes this worth checking out.

Text and Audio Ebook: How to Monitor Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day

In case you’ve missed my time saving social media tips and you’re still a victim of the social media monster try this link to Hub Spot’s free 20 page ebook.

Writing Contest: Micro Award

Micro Award

Micro Award

A prize of $500 is given annually for a short short story published during the current year. Stories published “in any print or electronic publication designed for public display” are eligible. Megan…
No Entry Fee/Deadline 12/31/2011/Fiction

Twitter Tracking Tools

I like to use #hashtags# to target my audience when I send tweets; tweetchat.com is great for locating the best – sometimes a slight tweak to your hashtag can make the difference between reaching the right audience & only one or two people.

Monitter.com: This site lets you plug in search terms and track them!http://www.monitter.com/

Trendistic.com: This site monitors hot trends so you can see what people are Tweeting about and jump into the conversation! http://trendistic.indextank.com/

Reprinted from “The Book Marketing Expert newsletter,” a free ezine offering book promotion and publicity tips and techniques. http://www.amarketingexpert.com

The 2012 Indie Excellence Awards – Deadline April 15, 2012

The Indie Excellence Awards contest is taking submissions!

NIEA celebrates overall excellence, including design and promotional text. To enter, please send one copy of your book per category entered. Books with publication dates of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are eligible. Books published anywhere in the world may be submitted as long as they are in English and can be purchased in the United States.

For more information, expanded category listings and entry forms please visit:http://www.indieexcellence.com

Reprinted from “The Book Marketing Expert newsletter,” a free ezine offering book promotion and publicity tips and techniques. http://www.amarketingexpert.com

Convert Fans to Sales on Facebook ~ Part 2

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