Rachel Poli informs us about different conversations our characters can have. Thank you so much for this great post, Rachel.
Hellos & Goodbyes
This conversation is pretty straightforward. It’s an introduction or a see you later kind of conversation. Sometimes it’s quick, sometimes not. Sometimes it’s easy to say hi and bye and other times it’s hard for the characters. It’s a generic conversation but this can go in many different ways.
General conversations can be natural little quips here and there. It can be something as simple as two characters commenting on the weather. This kind of conversation can shed some light on the characters themselves as well as the setting and maybe some slight plot information.
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Kristen Lamb, one of my favorite authors, bloggers, teachers, and so much more, published two blog posts I want to share with you. Kristen talks about Twitter. I thought it might be interesting for all of us to read what she has to say:
8 Ways to Make People on Twitter Want to STAB US IN THE FACE
Twitter used to be my absolute FAVORITE social site. Sure, I had a Facebook account but the real fun was always on Twitter…especially once I created the #MyWANA community so all the writers could socialize.
We laughed, talked about all the stuff “normal people” don’t get, and even had parties—*fondly remembers Sharknado Party of 2013*. We supported each other and pushed one another to be better and keep pressing.
***W.A.N.A. stands for “We are not alone,” btw.
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How to Use Twitter to Connect with Fans & Build a POWERFUL Brand
Last post was some tongue-and-cheek fun pointing out how brands (particularly author brands) abuse Twitter. Today, I want to shift gears and chat some about how writers—actually ALL brands—can use Twitter far more effectively.
Currently, too many writers are like Stormtroopers—lots of
shots fired tweets that hit NOTHING.
Admittedly, when I got on Twitter (practically when it was invented) I didn’t get it. I would—KID YOU NOT—freak out when people I didn’t know followed me.
WHAT? Are you, like, a stalker?
Yes, I was missing the ENTIRE point of Twitter. Hey, we all start somewhere.
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Bryn Donovan gives us all ideas on how to handle a day that didn’t start too well. Thank you Bryn.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how to restart a bad day. Because if you’re like me, sometimes you get a day that’s not going your way, and by lunchtime you’re thinking, “Ugh. Today is awful. Maybe tomorrow will be better.”
I know this is faulty thinking. Yes, a good night’s sleep can lead to a better frame of mind, and the dawn is a universal symbol for a fresh start.
But sometimes, I’m giving up on the present day too easily. A bad morning doesn’t mean the afternoon is a lost cause, and a bad day doesn’t mean I have to have a bad night.
I’ve done some thinking about how to make a bad day better…things that have helped me start the day over, even if morning is long past. Maybe some of these will help reboot your day, too.
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The Authors Community Website provides us with a great blog post by Julianne Rigali about Websites and how to navigate them. It’s not always easy. Thank you Julianne!
Designing Your Navigation Menu
Before you start design on your website, the second thing to do: You should layout your navigation menu for website navigation. (Wondering about the first thing…that’s for an upcoming post…stay tuned.)
First, use a piece of paper, a blackboard, or a dry erase board.
Second, jot down what your website will offer your readers.
Will you have a blog?
An “about me” page?
A page with excerpts from your writings?
A bookshop page?
A photo gallery?
Are you a guest speaker?
Do you offer any services?
Will you have a Media/PR page?
Giving Back/Charity page?
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