This is so great! Some of them are scary, some of them crazy, but they all have one thing in common: they give me the creeps. LOL Still, I’m fascinated, despite the fear.
Michelle Rene has published a blog post about “Creating our Author Brand”. This is a post which, how I find, is very useful in particular for new authors. Thank you for this supporting post!
Create a brand
In writing, the author is the brand. And that means you. You need to present yourself in your communications with potential readers in a way you are comfortable with and which is related to the books you expect to be promoting. An important part of this is to know which genre you are working in. It’s invidious, I know, but received wisdom is that if you work in more than one genre, you probably need two different names and two different brands. When you are putting yourself out there and finding ways to talk about your book, don’t forget what your brand is – who you want people to see you as. Stay focused.
Creating an author platform is vital for a new author’s success, and creating a brand is the basis for the platform. You need to know what you are creating before you start!
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International Humour Writing competition in honour of Mark Twain.
What a great chance for writers!
Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand — Mark Twain
This is the second annual competition organised to raise funds for the Mark Twain House and Museum in Connecticut USA and entries are welcome from around the world.
Humourous essays and stories can be up to a generous 7000 words long AND you’re allowed to send in work that has already been published. Your submission can’t have won a prize in a humourous writing contest before, but that’s the only restriction. Entry fees are on the high side at $22 for those 18 and over and $12 for 17 and under. At the time of writing $22 was roughly 20 euros or £14.25 . However, the prizes are reasonable wads of cash.
• 1st Prize: $1,000 (Adult), $600 (Young Author)
• 2nd Prize: $500 (Adult), $400 (Young Author)
• 3rd Prize: $250 (Adult), $200 (Young Author)
• Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate for the…
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Read about New Book Release “Molly Lee” written by Author Andrew Joyce. I personally think it sounds intriguing and thought I’d share it with you.
Over at “Chris, the Story Reading Ape’s” blog I found the guest post of a very interesting personality: author Annette Rochelle Aben. Read about her. I’m sure you’ll share my opinion.
I feel so fortunate to be in one of my favorite places, the blog of the most accommodating primate in the world, TSRA! Thank you for this opportunity Good Sir Ape. I wish for goodness and light to accompany you the rest of your days! Oh and bananas, lots of bananas too.
Who am I? Well depending on who you ask, I am Annette Rochelle Aben. If my family or dear friends were to introduce me, they may call me Netty, Nette, Netra, Annie or Pookie. My younger self would have you not speak to those who assigned me those nick names as I didn’t have much of a sense of humor regarding nick names as I was growing up. However my adult self has long since embraced the fact that try hard as I may to brand myself as one of the important three-named people of the world, to…
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