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Author Archive: Ashley Barron

Ashley Barron loves books, Washington, D.C., her family, and all things small business. In addition to writing novels, short stories, and how-to guides, she is an active blogger and can often be found on Twitter as @dcPriya.

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Authors, You Need A Blog!

Authors, You Need A Blog!

On Sundays, I carve out a few hours to focus on the work-related items that continuously inhabit the bottom rows of my to-do list. These items play a role within my overall marketing plan, but are not time sensitive. Most of the tasks fall into the “fun” category, which, for me, almost always involves outreach […]

Blog Content: Using “Outtakes” From Your Novel

Blog Content: Using “Outtakes” From Your Novel

Currently, I’m editing two of my manuscripts. Or, I should say, “pre-editing” these works-in-progress to prepare them for the hand-off to my dear editor. At this stage in my writing process, when I have 80,000+ words written per manuscript, I end up sending entire chapters to the cutting room floor. Watching them fall, knowing how […]

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Amazon’s Data Mining of Novels

Amazon’s Data Mining of Novels

  I find data-mining as interesting as the next person. On any given day, you’ll find me clicking into the results of surveys about consumer habits, in any number of categories. I do this for reasons that are as unnecessary as they are ambiguous. Being from Washington, DC, and having cut my political teeth at […]

Posted in: Marketing
Blogging and Twitter: The Guide
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Blogging and Twitter: The Guide

Are you thinking about starting a blog, but you’re not sure where to begin? Do you have a blog, but its not getting many hits? Is Twitter a mystery to you? Perhaps, you’ve written a novel or opened a small business, and you want to find ways to use a blog to connect with a […]