How to Win a Twitter Pitch Contest

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Twitter dot com contains several hashtags designed to unite authors, agents, and editors in publishing bliss, or failing that, contractual obligation. You too can launch your […]

Meeting Readers Where They Are

Our guest today is Elizabeth Dimarco, CEO and co-founder of BooksILove, a free mobile platform for readers to discuss the books they’ve read and get recommendations from friends and co-workers in non-curated, peer-to-peer conversations. It’s also the place for authors, publishers and booksellers to observe and engage with audiences, publicize author events, book launches and […]

Ask Annie: The Line Between Self-Promotion and Spam

Today I’m only tackling one question, because it’s slightly involved and also because I feel it’s an incredibly important topic for writers on Twitter. The submitter has asked to be kept anonymous, so some of the details of the writer’s specific situation have been changed or omitted to maintain privacy. Anonymous writes: Hello Annie, Thanks […]

There’s a Fine Line Between (Online) Love and Hate

Today’s guests are Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of Your Perfect Life and, released this month, The Status of All Things. They have been best friends for more than twenty-five years. Liz lives in San Diego with her two children. Lisa, a former talk show producer, lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter and two bonus […]

How to Create a Website as a Writer (Without it Costing You Both One Arm and One Leg)

Please welcome guest Stuart Horwitz, founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence. Book Architecture’s clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields. Stuart’s first […]