Thanks for taking a look at my little hodgepodge of a blog. Take a ganger at the bottom of the page to see the Categories. That will help to make sense of my short journal entries. The format and subjects of my blog has changed through the years as it's my log of S.N.McKibben's writing journey. You've now been sufficiently forewarned, happy reading!
LinkedIn has a group called "Writer's Cafe" that I rifle through each morning searching for good blogs, good marketing techniques and good laughs! Here's the best I've found.
Somebody said they loved it. I checked it out! I now love it too! I've since learned about Google key words and notifications indirectly through this too!
2. How much I'm in the minority.
My publishing company's genre is love. That includes Unconditional Love, Love of Oneself, Romantic relationships, and finally Sex. Frankly, I feel like a Jezebel surrounded by Puritans. They say writing is a lonely art. None more so than the erotica writer in a room full of Christians.
When I get worried about offending my group, Jezebel takes over and says--it's good for them! Make 'em face the social taboos they try to hide around! But, I've been eager to respond to some of your services only to realize, you're just too bashful to mix it up.
Sure you preach write from your heart, which is what got me in the love genre in the first place. I could say my heart is located near my groin, but that wouldn't be fair. I don't write about sex to write about sex. I write about sex that changes lives. But, hey, if you feel uncomfortable about an honest account then I'm glad to steer away for both our sakes.
3. That the saying is true -- I can swing a cat and hit an author/publisher.
Owww! Hey, I resemble that comment! Wow! So many publishers! I love it! I can go from website to website and see the shiny! I've learned what looks professional and what I'd like for my website to be like and perceived as. I've also found some damn fine authors whose books I love to read! Although, I can't recommend marketing to other writers, it's helped me find a few good authors.
4. How to...
Because I go to so many books recommended here, I go to the website and if it's a publisher that sells their author's book off the website I want their books from the publisher. You get a better price direct from publishers, so...I had to learn how to download files! It's pretty easy!
5. Other members are really helpful!
They really, really are! They've helped me in marketing, they've helped me in writing, they've helped me with blog post ideas. Like this one! They are helpful also in the way they engage. I measure my feeling on what I take away from a post and sometimes, I try to duplicate it. I also see what I don't want to do. I've made friends and I've prospered from all of them. So thank you Writer's Cafe. I love you.