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The Coffee Break Way to Use Pics on Social Media

It's Social Media Saturday! Today's Coffee Break Tips and Tricks is all about using pics on social media. Why would you want to do that? Because posts, updates, blogs etc get more engagement that posts that are just text. Who has time to go around taking pictures all the time to post them? Photographers. Ha [...]

How to Have More Time to Write

  There’s a lot of work to being a writer besides, you know, writing. You’ve got to market, promo, be on social media, file your taxes, (find all the receipts you’ve been saving to file your taxes), send something to your critique partner or beta readers, go to writers group meetings, take craft classes and [...]

5 Reasons you need an author’s business plan

I love talking the business of being a writer, which is, of course, why I write books about it! The second book in my series of business books for writers, Coffee Break Guides, just released on Christmas day. The Coffee Break Guide to Business Plans for Writers: The Step-By-Step Guide to Taking Control of Your [...]

Is it lunchtime already? My social media uh-ohs

I love Some E-cards because of the true, but snarky insight into the world, especially when it comes to social media. My own biggest social media fail? The space-time vortex of Facebook, Twitter, etc known as The Timesuck. (Dun dun duhhhhhhhhhhn) Uh-oh. How many times has this happened to you? Last year I'm [...]

Coffee Break Guide to Social Media Goodreads Giveaway ends Jan 3

Want to win a copy of the Coffee Break Guide to Social Media for Writers: How to Succeed on Social Media and Still Have Time to Write? There are three copies available over at Goodreads, but the giveaway ends in just a few days. Enter quick before it's over.   Goodreads Book Giveaway The Coffee [...]

The Coffee Break Guide to Business Plans for Writers release day!

Hurray! It's release day for the newest book in the Coffee Break Guides series today.   Say hello to the Coffee Break Guide to Business Plans for Writers: The Step-By-Step Guide to Taking Control of Your Writing Career.       "After reading this book I was ready to start writing my author business plan. [...]

What’s your writing view? I Need some inspiration!

  Here’s a quick Coffee Break Blogs idea for you. You can copy and paste any of the information below to use in your own posts. Every couple of days or so one of my favorite writers, Jill Shalvis, shares a picture of her view while writing. They're usually photos of a shining lake, picturesque pine trees [...]

How in the world do you add custom tabs to a Facebook Fan page?

You know those little boxes that are under your landing page picture on your fan page? How the heck do you get those to do anything besides show photos, videos and likes? I've been researching exactly that! And all I can say is oi. Could Facebook have made it any harder? Probably. But, never fear! [...]