Greetings, Story Empire mavens! Today’s post starts a two-parter on the nuances of choosing effective verbs to enhance description. Sure, it sounds simple, but you might be impressed with the possibilities. Per my pattern, this post starts with the basics so Part 2 next month will let us explore, play, experiment, brainstorm, innovate—pick some cool … Continue reading Story Verbing Part 1
Social Media: Is it Time to Cut Yourself Some Slack?
Hi, SEers! Welcome to the first Mae Day post of 2023. I hope your holidays were spent with loved ones and filled with good cheer! Yes, it’s a New Year, and you know what that means—resolutions, right? Let’s not go there—because seriously—how many resolutions are actually kept? Cut yourself some slack with a kinder ideology … Continue reading Social Media: Is it Time to Cut Yourself Some Slack?
MKTG #22 – Wrap-up
Greetings, SE'ers. It's Jan again. Since July 2021, I have explored a variety of different avenues of book marketing opportunities, and I've come to the end of that journey. This is my last Story Empire post for 2022 and my last book marketing post. That's not to say I won't pop back in with something … Continue reading MKTG #22 – Wrap-up
MKTG #15 – Paid Book Blog Tours
Hello, SE'ers! It's Jan again. My last marketing post about doing book blog tours raised a universal question. Since we tend to pretty much follow the same bloggers, how do we widen our circle and gain new readers? Courtesy Pixabay In response to the question, the most effective answer seemed to be paid blog tours. … Continue reading MKTG #15 – Paid Book Blog Tours
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Most independent, and even some traditionally published writers, are also bloggers. A blog is a great way to connect with readers and build your audience. In a past Story Empire post, I wrote about making your blog user-friendly by choosing a well-known platform such as WordPress, not making … Continue reading Blogging Etiquette
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