Category: Social Media

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Top Tips from KDP Authors

In this series of 5 videos published by Kindle Direct Publishing, a number of KDP authors provide tips on writing and independent publishing. You’ll hear advice from Nick Spalding, Talli Roland, Mark Dawson, David Leadbetter, Paul Pilkington and Louise (L.J.) Ross. Each video is only around 2 minutes but packed with nuggets of helpful and inspiring information. Let’s check out these...

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10 Things I Am Thankful For As A Writer

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday when many people give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the year that has passed. It is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October and the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. We don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving Day in New Zealand, but I think it would be...

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40 Ideas for Writers to Post on Social Media

Welcome to Part 4 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I provide 40 ideas for writers to post on social media. For your reference, here are the other parts in this series: Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2: The Best Social Media Networks for Writers Part 3: What Writers Should Do on Social Media...

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What Writers Should Do on Social Networks

Welcome to Part 3 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I explain what writers should and should not do on social networks. I also discuss how to make sure you are engaging with the right people. For your reference, here are the other parts in this series: Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2:...

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The Best Social Media Networks for Writers

Welcome to Part 2 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I list the best social media networks for writers. For those who have just joined us, here’s what I will be covering over these four blog posts. Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2: The Best Social Media Networks for Writers Part 3:...

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Social Media for Writers – 5 Reasons Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks

Writers should be active on social media. We hear this advice a lot. But why? Are there some solid reasons, and do these reasons outweigh the cost, especially in terms of our time? In this 4-Part Series on Social Media for Writers, I am going to cover: Part 1: Why Writers Should Be On Social Media Networks Part 2: The...

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Writing Blog Roundup for 17 August 2015

In this writing blog roundup, I have a selection of the best posts on writing, publishing and book marketing from the past couple of weeks. There are tips on using pen names and writing your book’s back-cover copy. The Business Book of the Year Longlist has been announced, plus find out what it’s like to work at Amazon. There is also some news on successful...

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The Writers Unplugged Story

  Welcome to my new blog, Writers Unplugged. For those who don’t know me, I’m Gary McLaren. I don’t have a mansion, a Ferrari, or a super yacht. There, now you know, and I’m glad we’ve got that out-of-the-way. I realize that’s a strange thing to say but if you read on you’ll soon understand my reason. What I do have is more than 15...

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The Best Hashtags for Indie Authors

In a post over at my main author blog I recently revealed some of the most useful hashtags for indie authors. For those not familiar with hashtags they are essentially a keyword beginning with the “#” character. When someone writes a tweet they can include a hashtag to make it easier for people interested in that topic to find their tweets. For...