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If you are writing a book, have written a book, freelance or just love books in general, I am interested in getting to know you.
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Website: http://aspenreallife.com
Location: Aspen
Members: 292
Latest Activity: Feb 8

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Hi and welcome to group of Aspiring Writers. As a travel writer I have been quite busy writing for my blog, Aspen Real Life, but check in as much as possible to see what you are all up to. Come by and say hello. Also,  find me on Twitter and Facebook.

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I'm Sarah, and yes, I'm always writing some kind of Christian novel. Everything is on my thumb drive, nothing has been published. My writing blog is…Continue

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Writers' Rumpus blog & 2 writer-themed giveaways

Started by Marianne Knowles Sep 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I just joined Mom Bloggers. I manage a group blog, Writers' Rumpus, with a focus on writing and illustrating for…Continue

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Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

Started by Cynthia Tolbert-Wilson Mar 30, 2013. 0 Replies

By this time of the year, we are more than ready for the tilting of the Earth that heralds the spring equinox and better weather. It’s a promise that summer will soon be here.…Continue

Writing & The Road to Publishing

Started by Shana Johnson. Last reply by Rhonda Fischer Jan 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi Moms,I own a independent book publishing company and I was thinking about starting some video online sessions or a video online writing group for those who are writing and want some input or want…Continue

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Comment by Kimberly Moore on October 31, 2010 at 8:57pm
Thanks for the Halloween History Mayra! I also blogged about Halloween culture shock.
And thank you for the tips, Margot! Branding the name "Kimberly Moore" is much harder, when you were a female born in the US in the mid sixties and share the name with most of the population. :)
Comment by Mayra Calvani on October 31, 2010 at 8:30pm
Following you now, Jillian!
Comment by Mayra Calvani on October 31, 2010 at 7:47pm
Halloween is not only a colourful night of fun, frights, sweets and costumes. It is a full-blown industry, with more than $14 billion spent each year on costumes, decorations, party supplies, candy and other paraphernalia.

How did it all get started?

Read about it on my blog, Mayra's Secret Bookcase.

Happy Halloween! :-)

Mayra
Comment by Margot Finke on October 30, 2010 at 4:49pm
You are so right Jillian. "Branding" you name, so that whenever people see it in print, they think, "YES! That's that the author of Rattlesnake Jam," or whatever. And being an active member - and i stress ACTIVE, of FaceBook, Twitter, and similar sites, gets your name out there ASAP. Having a fun and informative Blog is also a must + a Website that features everything you have to offer. Your Blog is a kind of STOP PRESS vehicle for promoting on a weekly basis, whatever the mainstay of your Website offers. Create a simple signature that you add to everything you write here, on e-mails, and for FaceBook etc. You need people to see your name and what you offer them.

It can be a lot of work, and it takes time to make a dint in people's consciousness. I read somewhere that buyers need to see your name and product at least seven times before it registers. I am still working on this one!!

Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com
Comment by Debbie Allen on October 30, 2010 at 10:59am
Jillian- Congratulations on your success! I'd love to hear any tips you have on Twitter. I'm on FB and Twitter, but somehow I can't wrap my head around the ways I can really use it. Following you.

~Debbie
Comment by Debbie Allen on October 30, 2010 at 10:43am
Welcome, Dr. Sameena-

Your recipes have my mouth watering!
Comment by Jillylivi on October 30, 2010 at 10:36am
Hello Everyone,

First and foremost, I wanted to apologize for being neglect on following through on some of your requests. You see ever since Kindergarten began, I have been focusing on getting known in my community through my blog, Aspen Real Life, and have been overwhelmed by my work.

As it turns out, hard work is beginning to pay off and local companies are calling to hire me for blog content and to be their social network person through Twitter and Facebook.

I am telling you all of this because I am now figuring out how to write a proposal to charge for my services, which could be very useful for all of you.

To start, do you all Twitter and do you have a Facebook account? These accounts are instrumental for building your platform as a writer. Please come follow me over on Twitter @jillylivi and Facebook so I can follow you back.
Comment by Debbie Allen on October 29, 2010 at 10:27pm
Anna, I always enjoy reading your blogs. You amaze me with your dedication to writing. I hope someday I can say I've got as many novels under my belt!
Comment by Debbie Allen on October 28, 2010 at 5:36pm
Sweet and moving post today by my friend Laura, who moved her family (with 3 small kids!) to Thailand. Don't miss the video at the end--I was there that day, and moved to tears. http://www.marydemuth.com/2010/10/laura-parkers-thin-place-the-perf...
Comment by Naomi de la Torre on October 28, 2010 at 1:59pm
Alysia and CJ--your posts are spectacular as usual. Must reads!! Everyone go check them out!

http://trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/the-b-side-squirr...

http://killsuperwoman.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-hell-am-i-supposed-...
 

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