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Book bloggers – Annual event ends – Armchair BEA

Book bloggers gather at alternative Book Expo: Armchair BEA 2013
This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014 Book bloggers gathering for virtual Book Expo ends The end of another year of Book Expo’s virtual Armchair BEA has come to pass with this final wrap-up. It’s been a hectic week full of books, blogs, and bloggers. Each day’s…

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Managing a blog – Armchair BEA

Managing a blog can be stressful.
This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014How to manage a blog and keep a life Yes, well, when I figure that one out I’ll get back to you. This week is a prime example. Armchair BEA crept up on me and bust into my reality about a…

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Writing ethics – Online and off – Armchair BEA

Keep your writing ethics true: Don't steal.
This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Writing ethics for online writers and bloggers For writers, the path to ethical writing online is the same road a writer takes in the real world. Some things are constant, and in the writing world they haven’t changed much over the…

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Blogging secrets for book bloggers – Armchair BEA

Blogging secrets are as rare as a silver bullet for writing bestsellers
This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Blogging secrets are about as rare as that magic bullet writers seek to turn a manuscript into a bestseller. As with writing, don’t look for any silver bullet that will come to your aid and guarantee your blog’s rapid rise to…

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BBWA 2012 – Books, book blogs, and book bloggers

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series BBAW

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series BBAWWhat does it mean to be a book blogger? Book Blogger Appreciation Week provides an opportunity to explore the new world of online book reviews. Traditionally, authors could expect, if they were lucky, to have their books reviewed by newspapers, magazines, and perhaps organization or…

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BBAW 2012 – Who’s that blogger?

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series BBAW

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series BBAW Today’s topic for Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012 is to have an interview with a book blogger. Since I’m a wee bit tardy to the party, I’m left with the task of creating a self-interview. About the blog Down the Writer’s Path As a…

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BBAW 2012 Book bloggers deserve love, too

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series BBAW

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series BBAWBook Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) is an annual event to celebrate the love of books and those who write about them. I probably fall into a bit of a subcategory since my blog is about writing and publishing and many…

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Snapshots of the blogger behind the blog

When you write a blog you can’t help but reveal a bit of yourself in the process but most readers don’t read a blog on a daily basis so they may not pick up the breadcrumbs left among the pages. The folks at The Broke and the Bookish seek to remedy that situation this week…

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ArmchairBEA: 2012 wrap-up

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012Book Expo America 2012 ends The virtual conference for the 2012 Book Expo America in NYC called ArmchairBEA is over but for book bloggers, writers, publishers, and readers the work continues. Despite all the changes and new technologies, the book industry continues its…

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Armchair BEA: Beyond the blog and why some writers blog

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012Blogging leads to new opportunities Blogging is but one part of my writing arsenal. While it’s prevalent today, when I started writing the word “blog” hadn’t been coined. I came up the writer’s ladder the standard way: taking classes, learning the craft, participating…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Blogs that aren’t about books

Tuesday’s topic of the day is all about blogs but not about books. Yes Virginia, there are blogs out there that don’t have anything to do with books or book reviews. In the spirit of the task, I am also staying away from writing and publishing focused blogs. Now, I’m a fairly bookish sort so…

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Dewey Read-a-thon continues with Beyond Blogging

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon When the clock struck one I closed the book and put TETHERED: A Novel by Amy MacKinnon away. From the opening sentence I was swept into a unique landscape populated with some really interesting characters, especially the protagonist. I couldn’t put the book down….

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Social Media Madness, the writer’s digital Waterloo

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series 31 Days Blog Challenge

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series 31 Days Blog ChallengeThe stereotype is that writers are a super-introverted, angst-ridden, egotistic lot who have no time for social engagement. That may be true for some, but there are just as many good writers who are, by nature, friendly, extroverted, and eager for social…

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Down the Writer’s Path launches first Facebook ad campaign

One of the concerns of any blogger has to be readership. But doesn’t that become a concern for most writers? The first question generally revolves around defining who the reader is. Once that is figured out the really big question is where to find them. If you’ve noticed my Facebook profile on the left, then you…

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Writer’s Tools: OMG, I’m Facebooked!

The solitary writer is no longer alone. I have finally succumbed to the social networking phenomena and opened a Facebook account. I did it in the name of research, of course. I wanted to experience what my characters did on a daily basis. Now I’m not sure why it took me so long. Too much focus on…

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