Platform building

July 2017. “Blogs, Websites, Marketing and Other Things I’d Rather Not Do”

Author Miranda Sherman
Author and speaker Miranda Sherman says, "Writing a book is all fun and games but what you do after is key. Learn what's important in marketing yourself and your book after it's in print. Miranda Sherman is the author of two books, "The Mighty Fork; Healing Your Mind and Body with Food" (now in its 2nd edition) and "The Mighty Fork Student Workbook." Miranda is a popular speaker, teaches classe...
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Interview with Angela D. Meyer: Foundations for a Great Author Platform

On September 11, 2014 Angela D. Meyer will present Foundations for a Great Author Platform, a workshop for the WordSowers Christian Writers at the Bookworm at 89th and Pacific. Time: 6 to 8:45. Angela has been a member of WordSowers Christian Writers in Omaha since Angela D Meyer 2005. To work alongside Angela is exciting. She’s a constant learner about platform building and so...
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2 Myths about Social Media Author Platform Building

When things don’t work exactly like we want after following an expert's book marketing advice, we can easily become discouraged. Don’t get me wrong, we need to listen to what they say and watch what they do. We need to read and grow and improve our social media skills. If we want to sell our books. A lot of what they have to say is on target and has broad principles that can easily be applie...
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Platform Building-Who to Trust?

Years ago I taught my daughter, Patty, "Don't take financial advice from poor people." The same holds true for building your platform. Be cautious when taking advice. Be extra cautious when paying for advice. There ARE legitimate places to spend money, but Bill Gates could go broke buying all the courses offered. Photo courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee @
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A Bouncing Baby Blog

My daughter recently asked, "So Mom, do you have tons of blog followers now?" Hmm. If she defines "tons" as some, then yes. Whoo hoo! I have tons of followers. The pressure to hook readers can be intense for new writers like me. I'm tempted to grab people on the street, drag them into a dark alley, and force them to sign up for my blog and newsletter. "C'mon, it's free. And I give gifts. What...
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Exciting Changes on the Wordsowers Blog

Starting in May you'll find exciting changes here on the Wordsowers blog. I don't want to give it all away, but here's a quick overview: 1st Monday of the month. David Williamson, Grammar Nazi, helps hone your writing skills. 3rd Tuesday of the month: Kat Crawford, Super Resource Woman. 2nd Wednesday of the month: Angela D. Meyer, Technical aspects and more. Thursdays: Fun fle...
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