Pro Litsy tips from fellow bookworms (#IWSG Blog Hop) updated 3Apr18

Litsy is a wonderful new-ish social media platform all about books: reviews, reading challenges and games, giveaways, etc. I recommend it to readers, but I especially recommend it to authors, because it’s high interaction and relatively easy to gain a following. To get a feel for how high and how easy, click the title above to continue reading.

How to freshen up cliched expressions #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

I often read blogs where writers are told to avoid overused expressions like the plague. That would mean that all idiomatic and figurative language are off the table. The arguments are that triteness weakens prose and that readers gloss over anything overused.
In my humble opinion, there are ways to update clichés so that they have resonance, and more often than not, end up having a humorous effect. Click the title above to continue reading.

How to plot a marketing education into your author goals (#IWSG Blog Hop)

How can you develop a self-guided marketing curriculum that A) is reasonable in terms of time commitment; B) involves the most relevant study material; C) teaches you enough to successfully market your books; and D) keeps you on top of marketplace changes? Click the title above to continue reading.