Building An Email List #writerslife

I need to build an email list.

That’s the consistent message I’m hearing loud and clear from all the books and blogs I’ve been reading about self-publishing. From what they all say, it’s essential for future marketing, book promotions and giveaways.

And regardless of whether it’s in print or on your own, since it takes a long time to build those kinds of lists, aspiring authors should start long before they think about publishing.

I’ve also been reading how agents want to see aspiring authors with a certain level of followers on different social media platforms.

Like I said at the beginning of my WordPress journey, I wasn’t interested in the number of followers I had. But I guess that if I want to increase my chances for success as a writer, I have no choice to get more interested in “numbers”.

So I’m starting now.

You may have noticed a few changes:

  • the Mailchimp pop-ups to sign up for my mailing list and
  • that I’m signing off on my fiction posts with a “click here to sign up” , “If you liked this piece and want to see more like it, please click on “Like” and/or “Comment” and share with others who would also enjoy it” or
  • a combination of the two.

If you’d like to sign up, please do. I promise not to bombard you with a deluge of emails.

And over the next few months, I’ll be posting a variety of “Tell A Friend”, “Please Like My Facebook Page“, “Follow Me On Twitter” posts.

When you see these, I’m hoping that you will sign up for my different “calls to action” to help me on my journey to being an author!

Cheers!

M  xoxo

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#ShowcaseSunday: “What I’ll Leave Behind” | Paper Beats World @NicoleCLuttrell

This wonderful post by Nicole is just what I was trying to convey in my fiction piece that I posted yesterday .

Life is fleeting so make use of the time you have on this Earth…

Please comment directly on the blogger’s original post via the Source below.

Marquessa xoxo


“We lost a lot of people in 2016. I don’t just mean celebrities, though those did suck. We also had so many travesties, mass shootings and natural disasters that I don’t even want to …”

Source: What I’ll Leave Behind – Paper Beats World

Drop It Like It’s Hot Event is ON! #WWWBlogs @BloggersBlast @BloggerBees @BBlogRT

 

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You are formally invited to the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Blogging Event!

Bust a move and DROP A LINK to your awesome blog, blog post or tell us about your published book!

Go ahead and brag!

  1. INTRODUCE  yourself, tell us about your blog, blog post or book and why it is awesome;
  2. VISIT at least three links from other blogs, leave them a comment and maybe even follow them;
  3. Feel free to INVITE your friends, REBLOG, TWEET and spread the word across your social media networks.
  4. It’s an opportunity to MIX, MINGLE and SHARE;

Feel free to drop more than one link but please keep it to one link per comment box to make it easier for other bloggers.

This will be the last blog drop for a while so come on and DROP you link now!

M   xoxo

©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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Book Review: “In The Best Interest of the Child” | Felicia Denise #52things52weeks @MSFelicia

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Debut novelist Felicia Denise definitely knows how to capture her readers’ attention with the depths of the characters she presents along with the layers of subplots that support the main storyline very well.

Without giving away too many Easter eggs, Olivia Chandler, lawyer and child advocate, is a complicated and tough woman who has no time for games. But the reader soon discovers the “why” behind Olivia’s approach to life and those around her.

It’s not until Olivia’s own childhood is reflected back to herself in the eyes of the child she is fighting for that she begins her journey to coming to terms with the residual issues that still lurk deep inside of her. Dealing with past trauma, loss and love interest with Bellamy gives the story a number of complex dimensions that keeps the reader interested to the very end of the book.

From the details throughout the novel, it is obvious that Ms. Denise is well-versed in the area of child protective services, details which added a level of authenticity to the book and Olivia as a character.

I have been following this writer for a while and expected no less than a great novel and that is what I got. It’s a worthwhile read and I thoroughly enjoyed the introduction of a number of characters who could easily be developed into future stand-alone novels.

If you are looking for a great new author to follow now and for future books to come, I would highly recommend that you buy this book.

M xoxo

Review also posted on Goodreads.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca

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The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Blogging Event TOMORROW! | March 1, 2017 #WWWBlogs @BloggersBlast @BloggerBees @BBlogRT #writerwednesday

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Tomorrow on Wednesday March 1, 2017, you are formally invited to the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Blogging Event!

Yes, yes, yes…bust a move, drop it like it’s hot and while you’re at it, drop a blog link too!

 It’s an opportunity to mix, mingle and share a link to your blog, a specific blog post or information about your published book.

You’ll also have a chance to support other bloggers by visiting their blogs, leaving feedback on their posts and maybe even following their blog.

Feel free to INVITE your friends, REBLOG, TWEET and spread the word across your social media networks.  

Don’t forget, it will be a TWO DAY EVENT so feel free to drop more than one link but keep it to one link per comment box.

Save the date and don’t be late!

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M   xoxo

©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

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