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Voodoo Butterfly Cover Reveal
By     |    Oct 2, 2014
Posted in: Paranormal, Publishing, Romance, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    8 Comments

Voodoo Butterfly Cover Reveal

I am over the moon about the cover for Voodoo Butterfly. So how does a cover get made? My publisher had me submit a form that listed various details about my book (like physical descriptions of the characters, setting, important objects, etc.). The form helped the cover artist hone in on the things most important to visually representing my story. These were the key elements I conveyed to the artist: Simplicity: I love […]

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Strong Skirts Guest Post by C. Hope Clark
By     |    Sep 23, 2014
Posted in: Books, C. Hope Clark, Guest Blog, Publishing, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    6 Comments

Strong Skirts Guest Post by C. Hope Clark

You probably know the famous newsletter that everyone says you should subscribe to if you’re a writer: “Funds for Writers.” Our Lit Lady, Busy Lady (AKA Brandi Schmidt/Elle Sharpe), found her publisher for The Kindling in this newsletter. Today, we have the founder/editor/writer of “Funds for Writers,” C. Hope Clark, who is also known for The Shy Writer and The Carolina Slade Mystery series, on our blog, talking about strong […]

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Marketing Tips for Writers: Book Swag
By     |    Sep 18, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    9 Comments

Marketing Tips for Writers: Book Swag

Let’s talk swag, as in, “Products given away free, typically for promotional purposes,” (thank you, Oxford Dictionary). Swag became popular in the 1990s at rock concerts and Hollywood red carpet events when companies would contribute little freebies of their products for the swag bags to give to starlets and concert goers. Question: What is the point of paying money to give away stuff for free? Answer: Your swag should support […]

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Marketing Tips for Writers: Social Media
By     |    Sep 5, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Spirit Lady, Technology, Writing     |    9 Comments

Marketing Tips for Writers: Social Media

So far in this blog series, I’ve covered the importance of a website and a blog in your overall marketing strategy. Now we move into the ever-changing and exciting world of social media. When I was establishing my marketing plan I knew I had to include social media. However, I didn’t want to try and learn 17 social media platforms plus any new ones that came along. During a publishing webinar I […]

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Voices of the Sea: Young Adult Book About Sirens (GIVEAWAY)

Voices of the Sea: Young Adult Book About Sirens (GIVEAWAY)

Today, we have Bethany Harar and her young adult fantasy book, Voices of the Sea. She is on a blog tour with WOW! Women On Writing, and we are super honored to have her on the Lit Ladies! Here’s a summary of the book from WOW!: Nobody seems to fit in during high school, but being a Siren who can enchant men with your voice can really cause some teen […]

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Marketing Tips for Writers: Your Blog
By     |    Aug 14, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Spirit Lady, Technology, Writing     |    4 Comments

Marketing Tips for Writers: Your Blog

Last time we talked about the importance of a website as your main marketing tool. This week’s marketing tool, a blog, can be a part of your website or its own separate entity. As a reminder, your website is the hub of your marketing efforts, so if you decide to have a blog in lieu of a website, you still need to include the elements of a successful website in your blog. So how […]

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Women and Bragging: Is It Okay to Highlight Your Accomplishments? (Guest Post by Lori Robinett)
By     |    Jul 29, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Lori Robinett, Publishing, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    8 Comments

Women and Bragging: Is It Okay to Highlight Your Accomplishments? (Guest Post by Lori Robinett)

Tooting our Own Horns by Lori Robinett (http://www.lorilrobinett.com) Who is Lori? Lori is a writing friend of Margo’s, Sandwich Lady. She is here today to share her wisdom with us. Official bio: Lori lives in Callaway County, Missouri, with her husband and assorted critters. She is a creative soul trapped in a paralegal’s body. As a child, she wrote pages and pages in longhand. As a teenager, she pounded away […]

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