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Good-bye, Facebook. I’m Hitting The Road!

Good-bye, Facebook. I’m Hitting The Road!

 I’ve pinned down what it is that bothers me most about Facebook, and it’s this: the lack of context.As a novelist, I work to build a reader’s interest one layer at a time, using a combination of actions (story) and context (backstory). Indeed, context frames every event and every character that finds its way onto […]

By September 30, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
How Old is Too Old?

How Old is Too Old?

After an unexpected project, one that took nearly nine months to bring to completion, I am back to doing what I love: writing, blogging, and building.A painfully large backlog of blog posts, book plots, and marketing ideas are raining down on my brain like meteorites from an explosion on Planet Creative. I’m racing to catch […]

TLC, Twitter, and (Very) Smart Marketing

TLC, Twitter, and (Very) Smart Marketing

Back in October, on the season premiere night of Long Island Medium, TLC decided to try a new marketing strategy, one involving Twitter.  A few days before the big event, I happened to catch the promos, and they advertised two things:-          a live commentary from Theresa Caputo during the premiere’s commercial breaks (it’s her show)-          […]

Writing: The Importance of Word Choice in Translation

Writing: The Importance of Word Choice in Translation

For those of you who are fans of Star Trek (or, like me, grew up with a brother who loved all things science fiction), have you ever fantasized about having communication tools like the ones Captain Kirk and his crew had?I have, and I find myself doing it all the more lately.Why? Social media.Daily, the […]

By September 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Writer’s Joy: Meeting a New Fan

A Writer’s Joy: Meeting a New Fan

Even as an adult I sometimes feel as if I am back in high school. Usually, this is a good feeling (I loved high school), if a little bit bizarre, considering that I’ve long since left my school days behind and moved into the working world.But, as I’ve come to understand, life is a series […]

By September 20, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Klout, Kred, and Social Media Scoring

Klout, Kred, and Social Media Scoring

When I first learned about Klout, I thought the idea of providing a scoring system for social media users was smart. I still do. While I don’t regularly check my score, I have found the information useful as a general road map for reinforcing weak areas in my social media communications.The highest score I am […]

Twitter, My Darling

Twitter, My Darling

A year ago, I knew nothing about you, Twitter. And now you are the darling of my social media world.At first I was a little scared of you. Your reputation is one of unpredictable power, and I was worried, quite reasonably, that I would be lost in your endless seas.And then there are those hash […]

Author Interview: Carl Purdon

Author Interview: Carl Purdon

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Carl Purdon. Enjoy!  Bio: Carl Purdon lives in Pontotoc, Mississippi with his wife and two of their four children. Pontotoc is halfway between Tupelo, which is the birthplace of Elvis, and Oxford, which was the home of William Faulkner. Since he can’t sing, he […]

Nice To Meet You

Nice To Meet You

I am behind on my Twitter communications….wait. What am I saying? I am behind on everything.Anyway, here I am, going through page after page of Twitter, looking for new friends, one bio at a time. I tried one of the highly recommended auto-follower programs for about two days six months ago, but I did not […]

Single And Looking

Single And Looking

 Dating. Ah yes, that powerful, ageless word. These days, friends, relatives, neighbors, even co-workers might send a link to a Facebook page, or a blog, or networking group, or dating site, with the wonderful goal of helping the unattached among us connect with others who are also single and looking.  Imagine for a moment that eHarmony or JDate or Match offered singles the opportunity to post reviews after going on dates […]