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Is It Spring Cleaning Time Again? Didn’t I Just Do This?

Is It Spring Cleaning Time Again? Didn’t I Just Do This?

One step at a time is all I can do. This week is Facebook and next week is my Twitter account. My Blog is on the list to be spruced up also. It seems as though a bit of spring cleaning is going on this fall!

I’m trying to improve my social media networking and it’s proving to take a fair amount of my time and energy. Time I need to be spending on writing and energy just to keep going everyday. Its got to be done. The promoting, the marketing, and staying in touch with my readers are always on my mind. The tweeting, Facebook, and Blog are all a part of the game we play. I’m sure there is something I left out!

I get a little anxious when my desk and mind are too cluttered with projects and work. To take the pressure off I merged my two Facebook pages (successfully!) and I can already tell the difference in time spent online and have actually gotten some new LIKE’s this week. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about how to promote with social media and some of these tips I have already put into play.

What do we really know about each other except that we write a blog, wrote a book, or read blogs faithfully? I’ve decided to have a Fun Fact Friday on Facebook to let you in on a few of my secrets. Here’s my first Fun Fact Friday. Do you have any secrets to share? I share a fun fact about myself and you can share one of yours with me. Go on over and like the page and share your fact so you won’t miss out on anything! ;)

Thanks for your support!

Elle

 

A Beta Reader? What’s That You Say

A Beta Reader? What’s That You Say

A beta reader is, essentially, someone who reads your work and offers input while it is in draft form. Generally, they look for typos, grammatical errors, continuity issues, etc. in order to help improve and polish your work before its submitted to a publishing professional or made public. (from the website of Literary Rambles) There are more definitions out there but this about sums it up.

Need some more great information about beta readers and what all the fuss is about? You can read another informative article about beta readers on Small Blue Dog Publishing. Actually there is no fuss. All authors need beta readers and from what I can understand from the little bit I have read is they are going to be a lot more helpful than Sister Sara, Aunt Sue or Mom when it comes down to the wire! Anyone you are related to or close to tend to be a little prejudice toward your writing. Don’t you think?

I could research and copy and paste websites for you all day, but I gave you a place to start and now I’m going to go read up some more about beta readers because I am going to need one soon for ‘What Line’! Maybe I’ll see you there. ;)

Elle

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