Category Archives: Marketing Your Work

Surviving High School, by Lele Pons with Melissa de la Cruz

Social media has become the message in several recent fictional works. The plot of Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, for instance, recounts the development of a commercially successful blogger, with some chapters take the form of blog posts. Surviving High School traces … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing – The Owner Never Calls in Sick
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In Part One I introduced myself. In Part Two, I introduced the varied opportunities for the Freelance Writer. Now in Part Three, we need to discuss this whole idea of me and you as freelance writers. I put myself first … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and my first video recording

Recently I responded to an invitation to speak at the upcoming online CatholicConference4Moms. The speakers send a digital video recording of their 30-minute talk to the coordinator whose video editors prepare them for viewing. Public speaking is my least favorite … Continue reading

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It’s a Year for Writers!

Happy New Year Catholic writers! Here’s a few months of writing prompts for you bloggers. It’s amazing how many months-of-something have been declared by everyone from our bishops to self-promoting speakers to your local Economic Development committee. It’s possible for … Continue reading

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Are You Linked In??

The social media learning curve is steep! I’m realizing that most people are making less-than-stellar use of it, because each SM channel could be a one-semester course in itself! Here are a few cut-your-time tips for making better use of … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Indie Publishing

These are the best of times for authors—and possibly the worst of times! The changes in the publishing industry over the past five years are nearly as significant as the advent of the internet. In fact, the two developments are … Continue reading

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Catholic Writers Conference, July 29-August 1, 2014

Headed for Catholic Writers Conference next week? Are you excited? You should be! Take a look at this photo to get a sense of the energy and opportunities that await! What an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry professionals, to … Continue reading

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Cheerleading! Mutually Beneficial Author Support

There are a lot of us out there. Authors. With great books to share. Too often, though, we feel alone in our endeavors, trying to get readers to notice us in the roiling sea of other great books. This is … Continue reading

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From the President’s Desk – Inspiration and CWCL

Where do you get your inspiration for writing? Do ideas come to you at strange times or can you be inspired by reading a book, watching a movie or looking at art work and photographs? For me, it is all … Continue reading

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Reviews Blues

Looking for ways to improve the lot of your fellow writers? Here’s an idea: Write Better Reviews!! Reviews…you know….those rare bits of prose that we drool over. You’ve got to pack some punch into them if they’re going to be … Continue reading

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