Building Your IG Following

About six months ago, I had about 250 or so Instagram followers.  Let me say, first, I LOVE ig. Love it so hard. No politics. Few ads. Little conflict. My kind of place.  It’s also really, really hard to reach out to anyone else. To create meaningful interaction, even though the endless scrolling through lovely pictures soothes my soul. To be fair, the 250 was a huge improvement over a year ago, when I still hadn’t heard of tagging, but I digress. Somehow, I don’t even remember how, (it probably popped up in my feed) I saw a post ...

Setting Up A LinkTree on Instagram

If you have been wishing there was some clickable way to allow your followers to click over to more than just your website, this is an easy and free way to accomplish this! First, let me say, I’m not affiliated with this company, a fellow author was using them, and recommended them to me. I signed up for the free version to start. The free version includes walking you through the LinkTree set up, tracking of link clicks, and a couple of themes. How it works: This site puts a link in your bio page, which then one-click links to...

2018 NEORWA Writers Conference

  Where to even start with this past weekend?  Every year the NEORWA conference seems to come at the best and worst of times. I’m overly busy, I can’t squeeze in enough time to write, yet alone hold down my day job (the one paying the bills right now).  But I also know when I walk out of there, I’m going to have accomplished a couple of things. First, my love of writing is going to be reignited. Somehow, someway, listening to everyone TALK about writing, TALK about craft, AND deadlines AND plotting AND character, AND even all of...

2018 RONE Voting!

I am so excited!!!  My book, Shadows of Ghosts, is up for a 2018 RONE Award in the fantasy category!!!!  Tomorrow is the last day to vote- May 27th. This is the final round of voting, so if you have a moment, I’d really appreciate it if you could cast a vote for Shadows! Here is the link to the site:  www.indtale.com On the homepage, the link to the contest is at the top right- IND’SCRIBE/RONES, 2018 RONE Awards, go to week 6. Direct link (hoping this works): http://indtale.com/2018-rone-awards-week-six Also, you have to subscribe on the website at www.indtale.com in order...