Why There’s So Much Conflicting Advice About Social Media

It’s been one year since I started freelancing full time. The good news is that it’s going well. The bad news is that the financial complexities are exceeding my entrepreneurial experience. So I decided to enlist the services of a financial planner to analyze my situation and make recommendations. The first step in the process […]

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 […]

Is It Really Your Duck?

Thanks to the internet, it is now easier than ever to get information about the publishing industry. Even if you live in a ghost town, you can connect with writers all over the world, via blogs, social media, forums. The downside to all this connectivity? Someone, somewhere, is going to say something to piss you […]

Ask Annie: Meeting People on Twitter, Hanging Out, and Getting Found

  @AnnieNeugebauer WU Twitter question. Writers “meet” each other on Twitter. How? How do people “hang out” with Tweets? I’m a noob. :) —Abigail Welborn ‏@AbigailFair This is a great question! The answer is simpler than it might seem: they tweet to each other. If you don’t include a handle (a person’s username following the […]