‘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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]