Social media INTERVENTION Saves Your Sanity!

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Frustrated by time-sucking social media? This fast, fun class teaches you a simple system to take back your day.

Revised for 2015, thi 22 min. 23 second web class teaches you:

If people look for you and you're not on social, you're nobody! Being in social media sites is essential to your book marketing success.

* Why authors need to be on social media
* Why to LOVE and use hashtags
* Social media tricks and shortcuts to save loads of time
* the "RIPPLE" that lets you get in and out of each social network in under a minute AND be a social, responsible web citizen.

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#SocialMediaMarketing   #bookmarketing  

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Writer: Finish What You Start

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These tips on finishing your book are good ones. I am definitely taking note of them as I get my books ready to take your publishing journey. #writing #writinglifeReshared post from +Book Marketing Tools

The Hardest Part Of Writing Is… Writing. – Get some tips for finishing your book. http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/the-hardest-part-of-writing-is-writing/

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Book Review: Biographical Historical Novel No Paved Road to Freedom by Sharon Rushton

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Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.

This week’s excellent read is a historical biographical novel called No Paved Road to Freedom by Sharon Rushton.

A good book is aboiut the writer’s craft and in equal measure enjoyment for the reader. This book has it all!

Here is the description of No Paved Road to Freedom from Amazon:

No Paved Road to Freedom by Sharon RushtonNo Paved Road To Freedom is a gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. It is relevant, it inspires, and it reminds us that freedom is precious. Based on a true story, it documents the loss of freedom, and the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses his ingenuity to put his plan in place. His fortitude keeps him moving toward his goal, despite enduring enormous setbacks, brutality, and extreme outdoor elements that few humans could survive.

What makes No Paved Road to Freedom a good read? Continue reading Book Review: Biographical Historical Novel No Paved Road to Freedom by Sharon Rushton

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Can Slideshare Bring You Customers?

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As an author, you're an expert in certain areas, EVEN if you write fiction. Have you thought of using Slideshare to generate interest in your book? It can be a fabulous tool when you know how to use it.

Find out how Slideshare can generate leads in this great article for +Social Media Examiner  by +Peg Fitzpatrick 

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4 Ways to Use SlideShare for Lead Generation 
Are you using SlideShare presentations to market your business?

Have you considered +SlideShare as a conversion tool?

SlideShare is useful for sharing highly informative presentations with your audience, but it’s also a hot social platform. Many businesses are missing out on the huge potential of SlideShare as a social marketing and lead conversion tool.

My latest guest post for +Social Media Examiner. If you like it, please share with your network as well. Thanks!!
 
Read it all here: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/use-slideshare-for-lead-generation/

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/259590365998002960/

#SlideShare   #leadgeneration  #leadgen #socialmediatips #socialmediamarketing   #ns  

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Ozarks Writers League Cancels Ronda Del Boccio Presentation on Social Media for Authors at the Last Minute

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I was scheduled to give a presentation titled “Social Media Quickie for Authors: Get in – Get Done – and Get Back to Writing” at the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) quarterly conference at Ozarks Technical Community College in Hollister, Missouri this morning (Feb. 21, 2015).

canceled

I got a message just after 8 this morning from past president Karen Nelson that the president, Casey Cowan, asked her to inform me my presentation was canceled.

While nasty weather conditions exist, nobody called, texted, emailed or otherwise messaged to ask whether I would be able to make it. Since I live in the area, I did not choose to stay at the hotel. As a blind non-driver, I had arranged transportation and was fully prepared to give the interactive presentation I had spent considerable time and energy preparing..

The schedule was reorganized for a delayed start time and supposedly “abbreviated.” Interestingly, one talk was ADDED to the event.

Nonfiction author Karen Nelson is doing an unscheduled talk about characters. She describes herself on her website as: “a writer and teacher in Southwest Missouri, specializing in educational and nonfiction works. ”

From the rearranged and “abbreviated “schedule:

 2:15 – 3:00 – Session 2

  •   (planned) Velda Brotherton – “You’re Never Too Old For Love”
  • (planned)    Pam Foster – Critique Group
  • (NEW!  Karen Nelson – “Creative Characters”

While the official reason will be weather, the late start and the perceived necessity to use the speakers who were on-site, the addition of an unplanned talk in this scaled-back schedule appears suspicious.

Numerous OWL members attending the conference expressed excitement over getting help from me with their social media.

Could some more sinister forces be at play? ou decide.

3 Board Members Resign on same Day

On a related note, I was a board member until I resigned last week over a variety of issues, including  bullying, censorship and abuse of leadership.  OWL is a 501(c)3  organization subject to all the laws and legalities of any nonprofit. Three board members all resigned within an hour over these issues.

Ozarks Writers League Conference Kicked Out of Private Christian College for Planned Sex Talks

OWL got kicked out of its 30-year meeting place at College of the Ozarks, a private Christian college because of the racy nature of some of the workshops.  While some of the League leadership called it censorship,  the college is privately funded and not subject to the same regulations as publicly funded colleges.

I say their house, their rules. I don’t blame C of O one bit. I did not approve the topics and was not involved in the process of finding speakers or naming their talks. Had this been passed through the entire board VS a subset, the negative publicity could potentially have been averted.

Though I was supposedly the Publicity Coordinator, the president and his chosen did not involve me or some other board members in any of the planning of speakers, topics, or response to the College of the Ozarks decision.

Thankfully, with the ease of technology and the fact I have the tools available, nobody has to miss out on getting help!

You can attend this same presentation from hte comfort of your own computer, tablet or phone free of charge. See details below:

FREE Online Presentation: Social Media Quickie for Authors: Get In – Get Done – Get Back to Writing

HOW to attend? Via a link. Watch and listen from your computer or web-enabled tablet or phone.

Date: Thursday, February 26

Time:  8  PM  Eastern US (5 Pacific)

Reserve your seat now:  Simply give your name and email below for to hold your place for the class. That’s how you’ll get the link and details about how to join the class. It’s easy, I promise!

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I look forward to helping you make social media EASY!

Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio, best selling author, speaker and mentor

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Best Book Marketing Advice Ever

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Write the next book! #writing #bpokmarketingtips

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"Our best marketing tool is sitting down and writing the next book."

This quote from CJ Lyons was one of the many bits of gold she shared in this interview: http://TheAuthorHangout.com/009

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10 Best Tips for How to Throw a Book Launch Party from R. H. Burkett

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Considering throwing a book launch party? It can be a huge undertaking! I’ve been at a few parties – online, real world, and virtual.

My friend R. H. Burkett, award-winning author of several books including Daughter of the Howling Moon, which I reviewed here, threw a hum-dinger of a bash! And she was kind enough to write this guest blog post to go along with my series of articles on throwing a book launch party.

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 Top Ten Tips for Throwing a Successful Book Launch Party by R. H. Burkett

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MindShift: Temporarily Disconnected

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One of my favorite movies when I need a laugh is What About Bob. It’s hilarious. A psychiatric patient unravels his new shrink. You watch the patient get well and the doctor sink into madness.

The past couple weeks have bene a wild ride for me, and I keep thinking of a line the patient Bob Wiley makes:

"If I find someone who I don't think likes me, I just treat them like they are a telephone, and i say, 'This one's just temporarily disconnected.'"

“If I find someone who I don’t think likes me, I just treat them like they are a telephone, and i say, ‘This one’s just temporarily disconnected.'”

Employ this mindshift next time you’re besieged!

Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio

best selling author, speaker and mentor

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Book Review of Psychological Thriller In Her Shadow by August McLaughlin

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Book Review: In Her Shadow, a Psychological Thriller by August McLaughlin

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.

This week, it’s a chilling and suspenseful tale of secrets, pain and torment. In Her Shadow  is August McLaughlin‘s debut novel.

In Her Shadow by August McLaughlin

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Here is the book description from Amazopn:

One woman locked in a basement, nearing death and longing for escape. Another baffled by the inexplicable symptoms wreaking havoc on her life. Both are lost and alone, yet somehow connected. And time is running out…

Near the tenth anniversary of her parents’ unexpected death, Claire Fiksen, a lovely young Harvard-grad and gifted psychologist in Minnesota, develops bizarre symptoms of an eating disorder that threaten her fledgling career, her relationship with a handsome young medical student, her grasp on reality and, soon, her life.
When her beloved grandfather reveals that there may be more to her parents’ death than she’s realized, Claire’s pursuit of healing becomes a desperate search for answers as she delves into her family’s sordid past. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, plotting to draw her into her own twisted web of misery.
Claire has something he needs, and he’ll stop at nothing to obtain it. Every step Claire takes brings her closer to the truth and danger. And her life, she discovers, isn’t the only one at stake.

This book began its journey as a memoir but became a thriller, one of Ms. McLaughlin’s favorite genres. Now, time for my review: Continue reading Book Review of Psychological Thriller In Her Shadow by August McLaughlin

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