5 Ways to Kick Butt in Google Search Results

March 21, 2011

As part of preparing to submit my book to publishers, I’m tidying up my online presence. Because while selling a book is about the quality of the writing, the story you tell, the proposal you put together, coordinating with your literary agent and a slew of other moving parts, it’s also about having a wicked […]

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Another thing Google's good for: a laugh

July 7, 2010

Whenever I don’t know how to do something, I ask Google. Usually I ask little things. Like how to add a signature with live links to my Gmail. Or whether it’s possible to give my YouTube channel a cool background. Or what a baobab tree looks like (to help me describe it in my book). […]

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Writers' Roundup: February 19

February 19, 2010

You know the drill… Links from this week! Literary agent Chip MacGregor on memoir, including how to move the real-life story onto the page. “Don’t assume because something happened to you, it’s of interest to others,” he writes. Some tips Jane Friedman of Writer’s Digest picked up at a writer’s conference. Random but great. The […]

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Is it time to launch your personal Web site?

December 14, 2009

Everyone’s always talking about personal branding. And a large part of creating your own brand, or self-packaging, involves the Web. I started blogging in June 2008 when I left my job at the Houston Chronicle to travel in Africa. When I returned to the States and began writing a book, and I decided having a […]

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