Category Archives: Technology Fun

Are Book Trailers Dead?

by Laura Drake My debut book will be out in May, so promo is at the top of my mind lately. When I brought up the idea of doing a book trailer with some of my published friends, I got … Continue reading

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Writerly Uses For Excel – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about using Microsoft Excel efficiently. You learned some fun finesse tools for moving around the program and laying out data. Today, we’re going to get to the nitty-gritty part of Excel. We’re … Continue reading

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Writerly Uses For Microsoft Excel – Part 1

by Jenny Hansen Should writers (or anyone else) use Microsoft Excel? In a word, YES! Laura Drake did a post last week about how she keeps track of her plot in Excel and I started hearing rumbling from the Spreadsheet-Phobics in … Continue reading

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QR Codes ~ A Sexy Marketing Technique for Your Books

Scan this! by Jenny Hansen What happens when you hold your iPhone up and click that weird looking square on the left? You see these in magazines, at the grocery store, on clothing labels, and YES, in the back of … Continue reading

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8 Easy Ways To Grow Your Social Media Footprint

Photo by Elizabeth Cooper ~ WANA Commons by Jenny Hansen A while back, I attended a free two-hour seminar on social media provided by Constant Contact (my new BFF). While it’s true that I attended for my day job, writers are … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Book Cover?

We’re so excited here at WITS. The amazing teacher and writer, Shannon Donnelly, has agreed to be a monthly contributor! Read on – you’re going to be excited too! Here’s Shannon: The great thing about ebooks is you can keep … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why I *Heart* Twitter (And Why You Should Too)

By Laura Drake This was the conversation at crit group last week… Me: So I was tweeting with Chicken on a Chain last night, and – Jenny: Chicken WHAT? Me: He’s a bull. Retired from the PBR, one of the … Continue reading

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10 Tips for a DIY Author Website

By Laura Drake I am NOT a techie. I don’t know software, I’m not a graphics designer. Heck I can’t even use a camera well! I’m an accountant. That translates to: I’m cheap. Too cheap to pay someone to build … Continue reading

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Can Writers Rock LinkedIn?

by Jenny Hansen As a software trainer, I come in contact with a wide variety of people and use a broad range of software applications. It’s what I do. I think software is fun. This techie zeal of mine makes some … Continue reading

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How I Became a Publisher

by Kitty Bucholtz When I started writing, I published a few articles and devotionals, and then I tried to figure out what kind of novel I wanted to write. I discovered that romance novels accounted for about half of the paperback … Continue reading

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