As a writer, I read constantly, even more than I write. Since my education was not about writing specifically, I have to educate myself additional subjects that will make me a better writer and marketing director of my books. In the last four years I have read and written about how to use social media, how to create blog posts that people want to read, how to write dialogue, how to write first paragraphs, and anything other how to post that captures my interest and need. I’m sure you are doing the same. Then I have to keep track of all that stuff. That’s how I use my blog.

Today I read three wonderful article published Jane Friedman on her website. I want to refer back to these again, so I’m writing about it here. The website where I found it came from a Writer’s digest email advertising creating websites. Friedman’s website gets 100,000 hits a month.

Best Practices for Author Facebook Pages and Groups by Kirsten Oliphant

Great article to understand the difference between pages and groups, and learn how to effectively use them. Best advice:  Post on your page up to eight times daily, and some go as many as 20 times daily because only a few of your LIKES actually receive the updates.

How to Find and Work with Beta Readers to Improve Your Bookby Kristen Kieffer

Best advice: if you work with Beta Readers, learn to love criticism, and to pick and get to know your readers. Learn how in this article.

How Writers Can Optimize Their Book’s Description on Amazon by C. S. Lakin

This is an essential read for self-published authors who want to their books to sell. Best advice:  Cut and paste descriptions from about 10 best-selling authors in your genre, highlight, and then construct your own.

Feel free to suggest some articles that you have read recently that helped you. #writers, #bloggers, #amwriting, #amblogging