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6 Ways to Promote Your Blog or Books With Your Email Signature

Many successful writers use their email signatures to promote their books or blog links – but that can get a little ho-hum. Here are a few creative ways to add pizzazz to your email signature to increase book sales and blog traffic – whether you’re an aspiring author or a busy blogger (or both!).

Before the tips, a quip: 

“The blog is certainly another tool for writers out there to break their way in,” said Julie Powell, author of Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. “But being a blogger does not make you a great writer.”

And being a published author doesn’t make you a great writer, either! What does make you a great writer? Writing, editing, writing, editing, and writing and editing some more. For Stephen King’s tips for writers, click On Writing. And, read on for several creative ways to use your email signature…Read More »6 Ways to Promote Your Blog or Books With Your Email Signature

7 Tips for Television Interviews for Writers

Whether you’re a writer preparing to do a television interview or still visualizing the day it happens, you can’t miss these seven tips for TV from freelance writer and blogger Susan Johnston! She recently appeared on ABC, discussing an article she wrote about job interviews.

Before her tips, a quip:

“To me, every interview, even if you love the artist, needs to be somewhat adversarial,” says journalist Chuck Klosterman. “Which doesn’t mean you need to attack the person, but you do need to look at it like you’re trying to get information that has not been written about before.”

Here’s television interview tip number one: be prepared to answer questions you might not expect! As writers, we know how important it is to share exciting new information — and we might be asked to cough it up unexpectedly. For more tips on radio and television interviews, click on Media Training 101: A Guide to Meeting the Press by Sally Stewart. And, read on for Johnston’s seven tips for television interviews for writers…Read More »7 Tips for Television Interviews for Writers