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Blogs by Shirley Ann Parker

This month it's been marketing
8/13/2011 7:43:34 PM
It's amazing how three weeks can whoosh by and suddenly you realize you haven't done any writing due to researching marketing possibilities, or vice versa, in your writing time slots.

There was a time when I naively thought that what writers did was write and other people dealt with the business side of things! Well, dream on, but writing is still what we're supposed to do. Lucky the writer who has someone else to prepare meals or even to have the Labrador Retriever carry lunch down the hall to your office (without taste-testing it, of course). And when there's only one licensed driver in the home, someone has to go grocery shopping and do laundry before the writer gets hungry and smelly really fast.

We also need to stay in touch with other writers who can be great sources of help when it comes to marketing ideas. Sometimes a local neighborhood has a group of writers who support each other instead of sniping at each other from the nearest barn roof. Treasure those folks and participate when you can, giving as well as taking.

For a good read from a far-flung writers' group, check out FoxandQuill.com. It is developing into a great newsletter site as the bumpy patches are ironed out.


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More Blogs by Shirley Ann Parker
• Welcoming 2012 - Tuesday, January 03, 2012
• One down and two to go - Thursday, November 24, 2011
• Cannot believe the holidays are upon us - Friday, November 11, 2011
• Plumbing Nightmares - Monday, September 26, 2011
•  This month it's been marketing - Saturday, August 13, 2011  
• Venturing further into e-books - Sunday, July 24, 2011
• And the foreclosures continue - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• A Satisfying Genealogy Conference - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
• Between the Spaces of A Writer's Life - Saturday, June 04, 2011
• Time to Move Forward - Friday, December 10, 2010
• I have lost an entire year but... - Friday, December 10, 2010
• Now here's a situation for you! - Tuesday, April 14, 2009
• Patricia Highsmith Understood - Saturday, July 05, 2008
• This isn't the life I ordered - Sunday, March 02, 2008
• California Wildfires - Saturday, November 10, 2007
• Life as it is lived - Friday, October 05, 2007
• Are you a Notary Public? - Monday, June 04, 2007
• Time is flying by...much too fast! - Sunday, May 20, 2007
• Reminder! The Ballad of Billy Lee - Saturday, December 02, 2006
• To My Reviewers - Friday, November 24, 2006
• The Ballad of Billy Lee - save the date! - Monday, October 09, 2006
• Being lethargic or daydreaming? - Sunday, September 03, 2006
• A Lone Voice Can Make a Difference - Monday, August 14, 2006
• To report or to comment - Thursday, May 25, 2006
• Mallards at a business park? - Sunday, April 30, 2006
• Mobile Home Alert! - Tuesday, April 11, 2006
• Heard about Book Millionaire? - Thursday, April 06, 2006
• Well, the results are in.... - Monday, March 13, 2006
• Pins and Needles Time - Monday, February 20, 2006
• A Little Disappointed with the Writers' Conference - Tuesday, February 07, 2006
• A Dream Scrambling to Survive - Sunday, January 15, 2006
• An After-Christmas Sale - Sunday, January 08, 2006
• Happy New Year! - Saturday, December 31, 2005
• It's Over for Another Year - Monday, December 26, 2005
• What Do We Write in December? - Sunday, December 18, 2005


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