Hi! I’m on the SavvyAuthors blog today, talking about the ways we can harness the visual power of Pinterest to storyboard, inspire, research and engage your novel.
And BTW – I’m teaching Branding for Authors starting Nov 14th!
Have you ever thought…gosh, that author looks so put together. Everything matches on her website and social media, and she stands out from the crowd.
Branding for Authors is a mixture of career planning and marketing. Of defining yourself, and what you offer to your readers.
Each week will have a lecture and assignment(s) to complete, with feedback from the instructor and the rest of the class. You’ll finish this class with a clear understanding of your brand, what you stand for, and how you can leverage your messaging to reach your target audience.
Following in the footsteps of Christopher Keelty and Dannie Morin…it’s time for the annual #PimpMyBio blog hop for Pitchwars Contestants!!!
This is just for fun, for mentees and mentors to get to know each other better. I repeat, this is NOT mandatory…but I know some mentors use it to
stalk get to know contestants better.
STEP ONE: Create a post on your blog. Tell us all about yourself! And please add a link back to this page (the main blog hop page).
Here’s a link to last year’s bios, so you can get an idea of what to write. Make friends & comment on other’s bios! 🙂
To GIF or not to GIF…that is the question
STEP TWO: Upload the link to said post via the Linky widget below, where it says “Click to Enter.” Your “Link Title” should be your name.
STEP THREE: Watch the #pitchwars Twitter feed maniacally, waiting for your first choice mentor to drop hints about their faves.
This Blog Hop is open NOW, and closes on August 3rd.
Aaand…don’t forget – this year, you can get two extra entries if you decide to donate.
REMINDER: Your “Link Title” should be YOUR NAME
IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE: email me at booksboozescotland @ gmail
Fun: I’ve been in marketing for 15+ years…so yeah, I know booze. Scotch Whisky & Wine, to be exact. My corporate background means I’m familiar with branding, PowerPoints, deadline, and spreadsheets! Exciting, right?
More fun: I teach Pinterest for Authors and Branding for Authors 🙂
Most fun: I live in NY with my 5 year old, black lab puppy, and Scottish hubby.
(This one’s from my wedding)
Maggie Stiefvater – ALL THE BOOKS especially The Scorpio Races
Sherry Thomas – Elemental Trilogy
Cassandra Clare – Clockwork Angel series
VE Schwab – ALL THE BOOKS
I’m attending the @madcapretreats in August with Kiersten White, Tessa Gratton, Natalie C Parker…can’t wait!!
currently obsessed with B0RNS, Troye Sivan, El Vy, and always, The XX.
LOVE 8tracks.com…the ultimate book playlist!
Anything on BBC America & SyFy. Whedonite. GOT.
And, I’ll admit,
some many of the Bravo programs.
Awkward, I know. Sorrynotsorry.
MOM, I MARRIED A HIGHLANDER is a YA Time Travel, set in the present. Think of it as a YA OUTLANDER, in reverse.
Here’s my Twitter Pitch:
Abby’s extra credit report is derailed when a Highlander from the past jumps into the library. He’s bleeding,dirty &…hot #YA #F #PitMad
It won the 2015 Golden Claddagh RWA contest, and finaled in the 2015 Windy City and the 2016 Great Expectations RWA contests. Recently, it finaled in the 2016 Maggie contest.
# of queries sent: 0 I want to get it all shiny first!
I’m looking for someone to guide me through developmental editing, specifically pacing (vs grammar etc). Tips on balancing humor vs. plot a bonus!
I will work hard! I know enough to know that there’s a lot I don’t know.
Critiques: I have several awesome CPs and we are tough with each other.
So bring it! I have my big girl panties on, I can take it.
Yeah, the MS has whisky in it. I just got back from Scotland to here’s a few droolworthy shots.
And that’s about it!
Check out other Pitchwars bios here.
YUP. THAT’S RIGHT.
You’ve taken some great shots for your lovingly curated IG account…now use them for Pins!
Now, I know what you’re thinking…ugh. Does this mean I have to write a new blog post for each picture and then repin them? NOPE.
Here is how to auto-Pin an Instagram photo onto your board:
If I click on the link, here’s where it takes Pinners: notice the URL directs Pinners straight to the Instagram post – where people can like the post or click on my profile.
AND THAT’S IT! What do you think?