Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for May, 2011

Author Spotlight: E.F. Watkins

Today’s Spotlight is on E.F. Watkins. She is the author of paranormal suspense, thriller and action/adventure novels including Dance with the Dragon and Black Flowers, both of which have won the EPPIE award for eBook publishing. Her most recent release, One Blood is the sequel to Dance with the Dragon. Disgusted with his long, bloodthirsty […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit Part 6– Backlinks, Spam and the differences between the Two

Sorry this is being posted late. I thought I had it set up on auto post. Apparently I did not. *** As you start to release your posts in your blog, you will also start to generate comments. Some of these comments are legitimate, but you may also notice that for some of these comments, […]

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Author Spotlight: Lakisha Spletzer, Indie Author

Today’s Author Spotlight is on Lakisha Spletzer. Lakisha published her first novel, Jewels last year as an independent effort. She quickly followed with Werelove: Dusk Conspiracy and Werelove: Midnight Revelations. Her most recent title, Moonbeams was released this May. Take three clueless college students, mix in a tobacco field. Combine one magical dimension and stir […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging For Fun and Profit Part 5 – Winning the Search Engine Optimization Popularity Contest

After you’ve conquered the mountain of social media, there are still plenty of ways to promote your blog on the internet. After all, there are one or two people who live at the bottom of a well in Siberia that haven’t yet joined Facebook. Today’s article will discuss  ways to reach your readers through search […]

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Author Spotlight – Will be Delayed

Today’s Author Spotlight will be delayed for a while. I’ve been so busy with deadlines, I forgot to connect with the author that I had lined up for today. If she is able to get back with me, I will have the spotlight up this week. If not, I will have a brand new spotlight […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging For Fun and Profit Part 4: The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media

Congratulations! You settled on a topic and a plan for your blog, chose between self-hosting and letting a company host your blog and set it up on a blogging platform. The next step is to start publicizing your page. Drumming up publicity for your blog can be a confusing step. There are literally hundreds, if […]

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Shelby Patrick: DIY Publishing and the Digital Revolution

Not too long ago, self-published authors were mavericks going against the grain. But since authors like Jim C. Hines and Michael A. Stackpole have become vocal supporters of self-publishing through digital media the format has gained some mainstream notice. This spring, when self-published author Amanda Hocking signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press, some authors […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit Part 3: A Look At Blogging Platforms

Now that you’ve decided on a theme and schedule for your blog and determined whether you will self host or let the blogging platform host for you, it’s time to choose a blogging platform. Here are some of the most popular blogging platforms you can choose from: WordPress This is one of the most popular […]

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Author Spotlight – Elizabeth Barrette

I first met Elizabeth Barrette through her Livejournal. Elizabeth is hosting a poetry fishbowl today (May 3). Elizabeth  is a talented poet and author. Her most recent poetry collections, which came out in December 2010 were Prismatica: Science Fiction Poetry Spanning and Hands: A Collection of Poetry. She also has had numerous short stories including […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit. Part 2 – To Self-Host or Not to Self-Host?

As I discussed in last Monday’s post, you need to pick a theme for your blog and come up with a regular schedule for posting. Once you have done this, you should determine if you want to host the blog yourself (which is called self-hosting), or to place your blog with a blogging platform that […]

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