Category Archives: self marketing without being a loser

Marketing yourself is awkward. Here’s how to have fun while doing it, without looking and feeling like you’re sitting at the loser table surrounded by jocks.

How Lawnmower Debt Made Me a Better Writer

This week, I’m ditching my own blog in favor of guest starring on Washington & Lee’s schmancy new alumni blog. It’s headed up by a snappy young gent by the name of Ryan Catherwood, a guy with a great vision … Continue reading

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The Most Brilliant Marketing Plan Ever Devised

This particular topic is tagged under “self marketing without being a loser.” Today, that’s debatable. Or is it? I’m a writer by trade. I work for lots of different kinds of places doing lots of different kinds of writing. I … Continue reading

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Indie Author Guest Spotlight: Suzy Turner

Today, I’m talking in italics. I know—fun, right? Why, you ask, am I wearing italics today? Aside from the fact that italics are hot for fall, I’m not the chief blogger this week. My fellow-author friend, Suzy Turner, is guest … Continue reading

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Have Books, Will Buy Friendship

If you’re an indie author or one working with a beloved backwoods publisher like I am, you know that sometimes the myriad of options to market your book can make your head spin. And if you’re not an author, let … Continue reading

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The Link Between Canned Laughter and Automatic Toilets

I’m against any institution trying to make my decisions for me. I don’t care whether it’s the government, a family member, a toilet, or a television show. I decide when I’m finished doing my business, and I decide when something’s … Continue reading

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Say you’re a Writer, and You’re Guaranteed to See “The Face”

I have been a writer in one form or another for a long time. Years, actually. No matter what day job I had, I was always freelancing or working on something or other. But I never told people I was … Continue reading

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Contest: The Dreaded “Author Photo”

Note: Today, freebies are at stake. Read on to find out how you can get some gratis loot. Well, folks, the time has come. I hoped that Temp would attract a little attention, and now it has. The problem is, when … Continue reading

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