Top 10 tips for creating the perfect author Twitter account

Top 10 tips for creating the perfect author Twitter account

A Twitter account is a Twitter account is a Twitter account, but .. not all accounts are made equal and I’d like to make a few suggestions to those of us who already have accounts, as well as those who are thinking about venturing into the twittersphere. They may help to raise your profile as…

Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience

I’m going to make a huge assumption here and that is that you are hoping that your writing will eventually pay off in some way and that you aren’t doing this just for the love of writing. I could be wrong but writing for the sake of writing, without any sort of recognition of ‘success’…

The top 10 lists for writers and authors to follow on Twitter

The top 10 lists for writers and authors to follow on Twitter

If you’re a writer you will almost certainly have a blog and a Twitter account because let’s face it, Twitter and blogging were built with writers and authors in mind. Sometimes though it may seem as if you are writing into the wind, with your words drifting off into the distance without catching on anything…

Missing presumed dead: ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’ have left the social web

Why is that common courtesies like ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’ seem to be missing from the interactions that take place on the social web. Why do people forget that they are being given compliments through the use of retweets, shares and comments and why, oh why do they not bother to acknowledge the effort that someone else makes on their behalf?