What does the New Year Symbolize?

I scheduled this article for earlier in the month, but I wanted to think about the subject a bit more before writing. To think about what this year really means for me, and what it might mean for others. You learn things over time. Like, what is truly important to Continue Reading

Book Review: 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, Revised Edition, The Most Comprehensive Guide to Self-Publishing

Each year, with income taxes, I do something that has the potential to help me further my writing. This year I bought a book. Not just any book, but one on self-publishing. Why? Because I am going to be publishing a series of four short stories, hopefully by the end Continue Reading

Getting the Word Out Online

There are a good many places online geared toward getting the word out about your business, and each of us will do best to decide what works best for our own situation. Each of us is different, after all. We do things in our own way. I have certain things Continue Reading

Make Time for Marketing

  It is vitally important the we, as freelancers, make time to do the marketing for our businesses. How else will we sell our products and/or services? I know, I know… Writers just want to write. Photographers just want to take pictures. Web designers just want to design sites. I Continue Reading

Schedule Time for Marketing and Promotion

One of my goals for Year 4 is to learn more about marketing and promotion. As a writer, I prefer the act of writing. I do not generally even like to think about M or P. Seriously. The whole thing seems too much like work to me 😉 At any Continue Reading

Should Social Media be Kept Professional?

Which social networking sites do you use? Are they used only for business? Are they purely personal? I use Twitter, FaceBook and MySpace most often. I actually have two Twitter accounts, @ShannonLBuck and @BangorSingleMom. I try to keep both of these professional at all times, but sometimes something personal is Continue Reading