ABC – Day 11 – Research

How do you research?

How do you research?

Describe the research process for your book. Did you interview people? Travel? How prominent a role did the Internet play? If you didn’t do new research, how did you learn what you needed to know to write your book?

Most of the stories I write come from my own experiences or my imagination, at least for the first draft. As I’m writing and editing, I find areas that need more research. Where I research depends a lot of what I’m researching. [Read more…]

Prompt #5 – Pinterest

Using Pinterest as an author

It’s Day 5 of the Author Blog Challenge. Today’s prompt is:

One of the newest and fastest growing social media platforms is Pinterest? Have you jumped onboard? What kinds of images do (or could) you post that are related to your book or the topic of your book? What other kinds of images do you post? Are you linking each post back to your blog, website, or Amazon page? IF YOU’RE NOT USING Pinterest, what’s holding you back? Take a look at book marketer extraordinaire John Kremer’s Pinterest Boards. After perusing them, how MIGHT you use Pinterest to brand yourself and your book? Is it something you’re considering? Be sure to give us your Pinterest link. [Read more…]

Pinterest for the pre-published writer

Pinning can be useful…

Just for fun, last night I did a Google search on “Pinterest for Writers”. I saw a pile of blog posts, however most of them seemed to be geared more towards published authors.

A while ago, I did a post with how I use Pinterest. I hadn’t been using it very long at the time, and since then, there are some other ways you can use Pinterest to help develop your stories, especially while you are a pre-published writer.

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Using Pinterest for Writers – or how I use Pinterest

For ages, I’ve seen people on Facebook become obsessed with Pinterest. Most of these people are bloggers, but others also jumped on the obsession.

A while back, I joined Pinterest too. You can follow me here. For ages my boards were empty… I really didn’t know what to do with it. Then it hit me.

Story starters!

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