Thoughts on Pinterest and Row80 check in

So we’re half way through A Round of Words in 80 Days Writing Challenge and thankfully I made my weekly word count goal, just surpassing the 5,000 mark. I only wrote three evenings this week though so it still feels like I slacked off. I came down with a cold on Thursday so I sort of have an excuse unlike usual, but it seems to be that I can easily…

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Guest Post: Alberta Ross – Indie author reflects on social media and ROW80

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign

Ok, so I’m sneaking in another post this week. I can’t believe I’ve posted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today! Whew lots of blogging. But there’s a reason. I have just signed up for the Writers’ Platform-building campaign. There’s quite a detailed description on Rach Writes blog about it. So I will brief you: basically its a campaign for writers who are forging together in helping each other build their author…

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How I use social media as a platform

Based on advice from Kristen Lamb’s book “We Are Not Alone” (WANA) and her blog posts I have decided to share how I’m using social media as an “author platform.” As I am yet to be what is considered an author, the social media platform is in the works, the prepatory phase for what I hope one day will be a published book. So first of all, lets talk about this blog Uni-Verse-City.…

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