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‘Social’ Media: ‘Sharing’ our Narcissism

Even our photos of a church group, or a friend’s birthday, or exercise at the YMCA are, if we admit it, about us. Every photo is a “selfie.”

Alex Miller Jr., The Myth of Narcissus Goes Social

If you donated money to a hurricane relief charity via a website, you may have been asked if you wanted to share news of your donation with your Facebook friends. You may have said yes.
Jeff Bercovici, Congratulations, You […]

‘Social’ Media: Your Shadow Career?


Sometimes, when we’re terrified of embracing our true calling, we’ll pursue a shadow calling instead.

And how does a shadow career relate to a real career?

That shadow career is a metaphor for our real career.

Something that supports what I meant to do. Good training? Yes, it sure is. This will come in handy. After all, I have to prepare, lay some groundwork, ramp up, get my eye on the prize, reach out, share, connect, engage, interact, throw around some […]

Marketing Mash-up

I’m in the throes this week of at long last putting the final, finishing touches on The Impossible Book (insert huge, slightly crazy-eyed sigh of relief here) so my post this month is a bit of a mash-up.  Part news bulletin, part platform/marketing advice, part philosophical reflection.  Have I scared everyone off yet?  Well, if not (and I really don’t hold it against you if so!) a little background:

I think I’ve mentioned before on other WU posts that the relentless cries […]

A Comic About The P-Word

The comic above was inspired by a recent discussion in Writer Unboxed as well as Juliet Marillier’s recent post.

Last time, I posted a cartoon caption challenge for an image featuring an editor at a desk and an Easter bunny. Lots of great responses! John Monahan‘s caption suggestion got the most thumbs up:

“We’ve had some complaints, so from now on you’re going to be called The Non-denominational Spring Festival Lagomorph-American.”


Also, some big news in my life since last time. I just […]

Seven Out-of-the-Box Author Blogging Ideas

Therese here. Please welcome today’s guest, Shari Stauch. Shari is the CEO of Shark Marketing Co. and has been involved in publishing, marketing and PR for 33 years. As president of Charleston’s Center for Women, she moderates the Women Writers Forum, and conducts seminars on website marketing and image branding. Under her leadership the Center for Women now heads the federally funded Women’s Business Center for the entire state of South Carolina. Stauch also serves as Secretary for LILA: Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts, […]

‘Social’ Media: Wishing You Were You

Image from the opening of the Louvre Atlanta series of exhibitions, High Museum of Art, Atlanta | Photo: Porter Anderson


O! that you were your self; but, love, you are
No longer yours, than you your self here live…

Sonnet 13


Now, take Joe Cocker.

Mr. “You Are So Beautiful” (really high note:) “to me.”

Ever heard him talk?

Here you go: Terrific interview on NPR – great job by Rachel Martin — from earlier this month on Weekend Edition Sunday. […]