Monday, March 12, 2012

Morrill's Monday Morning Mashup - 3/12/12


creative combination
or mixing of content
from different sources.

Saturday was the premier of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen, five women authors traveling together on the long and winding road to overnight success, starring Linda Apple, Ruth Burkett Weeks, Pamela Foster, Patty Stith (aka Claire Croxton) and me, Jan Morrill.

Come by and visit our new blog at:

Ruth, Pamela, Jan, Patty and Linda
We had a blast, sharing stories of our writerly journey complete with skipping and tripping through twists and turns on the way to the faraway land called Publication. The world has changed for writers, and I think we demonstrated it in an entertaining way. Much of the change we discussed involves the importance of a platform--even for fiction writers. And social media plays a huge role in building that platform.

Until you, too, can experience the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen, I hope the links I share this week will help you maneuver your way through the challenges of this strange, new world.

Insatiable Booksluts has a great series called "Know Your Publisher," have provided information and links to a variety of small publishers, such as Red Lemonade and Coffee House Press.

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Once again, Kristen Lamb posts a relevant blog to help writers maneuver their way through the foggy, gloppy world of social media. In her post, "The Modern Author - A New Breed of Writer for the Digital Age of Publishing," she states "We need to be stronger, faster and smarter. We must be better trained than any writer in human history."
Don't forget, Kristen is our guest speaker at the Ozarks Writers League meeting on August 18!

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This week, through Twitter, I found a new blog, SEOmoz. Though it is an SEO (search engine optimization) software developer, they posted a helpful article titled "21 Tactics to increase Your Blog Traffic." Admittedly though some of these tactics are complicated and will require more study, (such as #5 and #7), most of the tactics are easy to implement.

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The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.

                                --- Marcel Proust


  1. I love your mashups. Thanks for sharing the link to ways to increase your blog traffic. Your presentation at the NWAWW Free Conference was fantastic. Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Thanks, Claire. I always manage to learn something new with these mashups, too. And don't forget . . . YOU'RE the one who's fantastic. :)

  3. Great links this week, as always :) Thanks!

  4. Saturday's NW Arkansas Writers' Workshop conference was indeed great, and we all loved the performance (!) by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen. Way to go, gals! And, thank you