Writer’s Tips – #Twitter Tricks, Scheduling and #Blogging Tools

Welcome to December edition of Writing Tips. Today I’m sharing some worthy articles for writers on how to maximize your Twitter, how to colorize your photos, a Twitter app scheduler, Mistakes to avoid, and attention authors – Author Central has moved!

 

Hugh Roberts offers up a new tutorial for those bloggers who aren’t familiar with how to attach your name to your Twitter share button on your blogs.

https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2020/11/18/how-to-connect-your-twitter-account-to-your-wordpress-blog-via-the-new-wordpress-dashboard/comment-page-1/?unapproved=103911&moderation-hash=45bcefb2ea823be9e119bc7aa8517a45#comment-103911

 

Deborah Jay features Reedsy writer – Desiree Villena with 5 important things to avoid when self-publishing

https://deborahjayauthor.com/2020/11/30/the-five-most-common-publishing-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/comment-page-1/#comment-29499

 

 

Nicholas Rossis shares a great editing tool for writers – The Picture Colorizer

https://nicholasrossis.me/2020/11/17/picture-colorizer-free-photo-editing-tool/

 

Looking for a good app to schedule your tweets? Check out Signal.

https://www.pensignal.com/?src=cross_pr_smedian

 

Here’s an interesting article I came across by the Writing Cooperative – How to get more retweets for your Twitter posts – Twitter does not like external links! And how to make Twitter Threads

https://writingcooperative.com/your-articles-arent-getting-rt-d-because-twitter-hates-external-links-a017c3fcbcf1

 

And last but certainly not least for authors!

Attention all authors, Author Central has moved! Manage all your authorly needs here

Source: Amazon Launches New Author Portal | The Digital Reader

 

©DGKaye2020

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A Social Media Dilemma

 

Conflicted Hearts Cover SMALL revisedAs I prepare my book for its upcoming launch in November, I find my head in twenty different directions.  Many decisions seem to crop up at this time regarding branding for my book, Conflicted Hearts.  It seems as though every decision is linked to another issue.

For example, timing your editor’s return of the manuscript, allowing the appropriate time for revisions and blocking yourself in the appropriate timeframe for the next edit; all the while working on a new website, which gets held back because the book cover is not yet ready, and so the trail continues.

In the process I have been trying to brand my author name, D.G. Kaye to connect with all my social media so it can be accurately listed on my website.  Every time you think you’re making some headway, another decisions pops up which can cause delays.

The question of the week for me was “Do I have to change my twitter handle?”  I have discussed this with a few author friends and my website designer.  The problem is that I have been using my original twitter handle since the days when I was an avid poker player.  I have built a nice following and to change that name now would entail me to repeatedly have to tweet and hope my followers will re-follow if I move.  It was on my mind for quite some time.  The advice given was split down the middle but one particular person asked me, how much of my book pertained to the days I was more involved in that world.  It got me thinking.

There was a ten year span when I worked in the casino industry and a part of that is in my book.  So I decided that perhaps if anyone were to read my book and wonder why the twitter name wasn’t my author name, perhaps they could relate it.

So in an homage to my poker days, I have decided to keep it.  Have any of you been challenged with these sorts of dilemmas when deciding how to brand yourselves?

Just a thought.

DGKaye©2013