End of Year Maintenance: 13 Ways to Update Your Online Presence
blogs / social media

End of Year Maintenance: 13 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

This week, I’ll post three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of writing you’ll swear to accomplish in New Year resolutions. Here’s what you’ll get (the links won’t be active until the post goes live): Update Your Online Presence Speed Up Your Computer Backup and Image your computer Today: … Continue reading

How to Write a Novel with 140 Characters
social media / writers resources / writers tips

How to Write a Novel with 140 Characters

I’m a teacher, have been for 35 years. I teach a lesson to my Middle School students that uses Twitter to improve their writing skills. There’s a lot this popular social media tool can bring to the education world: it’s non-intimidating. Anyone can get through 140 characters it forces students to focus on concise, pithy … Continue reading

4 Reasons You Want a PLN and 13 Ways to Build One
marketing / social media / writers resources

4 Reasons You Want a PLN and 13 Ways to Build One

When a colleague tells you s/he heard about a writing competition from someone in her PLN, do you first wonder what she’s talking about–not the contest but the three-letter acronym? Or maybe you think, ‘Of course [Amanda] has a PLN. She’s a geek.’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide writers with … Continue reading

End of Year Tips: Is Your Online Presence Up to Date?
social media / tech tips for writers

End of Year Tips: Is Your Online Presence Up to Date?

This week, I’m providing tips for end-of-year technology maintenance. These are activities that could (or should) be done once a month if you’re active on your computer, but AT LEAST do them yearly. Like this week. For most writers I know, life zooms by, filled with research, writing, editing, critique groups, reading, promotions (of our … Continue reading