Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Recent Facebook Changes—Breaking It Down for Writers & Authors


by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Some birthday present, huh? January 11 (my birthday) will definitely be one for the books when it comes to Facebook changes.

By now I’m sure most of you have heard about the Facebook announcement made that day. Mark Zuckerberg has rocked our social media world with the projected changes that have already begun rolling out.

Today, I’m going to try to help you understand how this affects us as writers and authors.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Guard Your Social Media Reputation


by Molly Jo Realy @RealMoJo68

We all love to blow off steam and when Friday rolls around, most of us are counting the seconds til closing hour. Then, bliss! Over sixty hours to spend however we want.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Seeing the Small Joys


by Beth Vogt @BethVogt 


I can spend my days so focused on the one big thing that I hope will ensure me happiness … fame … or accolades … or some sort of self-satisfaction that creates an “I’m enough” feeling — however fleeting …

Friday, January 12, 2018

Tips to Start Your Own Cyber Small-Group for Writers


The Light Brigade: Our Own Cyber Small-Group for Writers

by Marcia Moston @MarciaMoston

Many of us would agree with writing greats Stephen King, Isaac Asimov, and Ernest Hemingway in saying “writing is a lonely job.” Some days, apart from the snoring pooch at our feet and a few quick forays into Facebook feeds, the only people we talk to are the imaginary ones in our heads. And sometimes even they fail to show up. Even though we don’t see immediate results, we remind ourselves we aren’t being non-productive. But on those days when all we have to show after hours at the computer is a hundred-word paragraph, we’re tempted to think that person who suggested we should get a real job was right after all. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Reduce Blogging Stress with These 12 Tips

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Blogging is a valuable tool for writers wanting to grow and connect with an audience. It provides us with the opportunity to go deeper than a quick social media post. It also gives our readers a place to hangout with us in cyber-space. 

But anyone who has done much blogging knows that it can also be stressful. These are my tips for reducing that stress.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

An Invitation to the 2018 Carolina Christian Writers Conference


by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden

How is 2018 shaping up for you? Even though we are only a two weeks into this new year, I am finding refreshment in viewing a calendar with a little extra space, at least for now. I love feeling like the slate is clean and I have a second chance to meet all my goals and accomplish all the things God has for me.

One of the things I always make sure to put on my calendar is at least one writers conference for personal growth as a writer. Writers need to take the next step in their writing expertise and learn what is new in the publishing field.