Authors and Social Media

This article was inspired by some self-posed questions: ‘Do authors have to be everywhere on social media?’ was the instigating question. This morphed into: ‘Do authors need social media?’ and ‘Do authors have to use social media?’ These resulted in this article that will attempt, in measure at least, to address those questions. Before continuing … More Authors and Social Media

15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Authors

As the title implies this article relates to hashtags authors may utilise for connecting with fellow authors. Even the most introverted author will appreciate being part of a likeminded community. The comparative anonymity of online interaction helps those who seriously struggle with public exposure to share and learn. New authors, and some not so new, … More 15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Authors

15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Readers

Anyone who has used social media for a while will be familiar with #hashtags and their purpose. Nevertheless, just in case someone new to social media is reading this, here is a brief overview. Hashtags are a way for users to highlight content as being relevant to defined topics, themes, events, conversations, etc. In effect … More 15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Readers

QR Codes and Authors

Advanced technology, smartphones, lightweight tablets, etc., has increased online activity so that it now forms a substantial component of most people’s lives, even those in the retirement bracket. Along with this the use of QR codes has also developed and become an increasingly popular method of connectivity. This article will consider: what a QR Code … More QR Codes and Authors

New Year 2021

Globally 2020 was a difficult year and not just because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continuing conflicts and widespread commercial demise, with consequent unemployments, abounded. Many of these commenced prior to the pandemic but there is no denying it exacerbated the situation in many instances. It would be easy for people to allow themselves to be … More New Year 2021

Survey – Author Newsletter Content

Followers of, and visitors to this website and blog will be aware a newsletter facility has recently been established. Details of proposed content have been published in the newsletter overview available under the Resources tab above and in the introductory post. However, subsequent consideration has led to the thought that, to provide the best experience … More Survey – Author Newsletter Content

NEW! – NEWSLETTER

Over the years occasional consideration has been given to the topic of providing a newsletter for this website however, various concerns prevented moving forward upon the idea. Some of these have now been addressed and it is considered followers and regular visitors to the website, and integrated blog, may benefit from the addition of a … More NEW! – NEWSLETTER

Author Guilt

Authors by definition have one primary overriding desire: to write and publish. In itself this can create undue pressure to constantly achieve. But that is not the end of the story. In modern times they are also pressurised to market extensively. This is applicable to both traditionally published and independent authors. These demands can lead … More Author Guilt