Two years ago, I quit Facebook and began reevaluating how I use social media. I’ve also spent some time talking with other writers who’ve used Facebook as a marketing tool. If you’re frustrated with Facebook or still afraid of pulling the plug on it, you might want to read my latest essay here.
A new essay I wrote about adopting Coco, our sweet rescue dog, appears in the March/April 2019 issue of Victoria magazine. This is the third piece I’ve published in Victoria, and I’m always proud to see my byline in its pages.
If you’re a fan of Masterpiece Theater, I’m guessing you’ll appreciate this beautiful magazine as much as I do. Featuring historic sites, literary destinations, gorgeous homes and gardens, it’s always a visual feast. The new issue is available on newsstands until April 2nd.
To read more of my work, please visit my personal blog, Things that make me happy, where I post inspirational quotes daily and a new essay every weekend. ~CL
If you’ve followed my Sunday columns in The Daily Tribune and Michigan Prime (in the Sunday Detroit Free Press), you might enjoy my personal blog. Featuring my photography, inspirational quotes, discoveries, and weekend columns, Things that make me happy is updated almost daily. I started the blog after I deactivated my Facebook account, and use it in lieu of other social media in addition to LinkedIn. Subscribe to the blog and you’ll get daily inspirational posts in your email.
I’ve never been comfortable with self-promotion — despite the fact that social media sites have turned boasting into an art form. So, I’d like to point out that this post isn’t solely about buying my book as a holiday gift this year. I’m also hoping you’ll buy dozens of other books, or at least consider the gift of reading for the folks on your list.
Books deliver information and entertainment. They introduce us to different worlds, expand our viewpoints, increase our understanding of others and ourselves, and even provide stress relief. Anyone who’s ever curled up with a riveting novel on a wintery afternoon knows that reading is the next best thing to a real vacation.
Autumn is the perfect time of year to get serious about writing — and there’s nothing like a day-long conference to recharge your creative batteries. On October 20, I’ll be joining a terrific group of Michigan authors, speakers, and educators at the 11th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference at Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
*Top 25 publishing trends
*How to prepare for a reading of your own work
*Twitter for writers
*How to determine your genre
*Tips for producing a podcast
*What to do before you publish your book
*Literary agent panel
*Magazine editor panel …. and more.
For complete details and to reserve your space, please visit The Rochester Writers’ Conference site here.