Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pat's Convention Note #2 of 100 things I learned from attending FIVE LITERARY CONFERENCES in 2014

#2. Contest sites for author give-a-ways.
Another tip from Cindy Ratzlaff is authors should consider holding monthly raffles. And to make that task easier, she named a couple of sites to make that promotion easier: 

There are more sites, but you get the gist. I haven't done this promotion yet, but I can't wait to try it.

#3. For my next note is Google Hangout from RSJ.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

100 things I learned from attending FIVE LITERARY CONFERENCES in 2014

I attended my record number of conferences this year: RSJ (Romance Slam Jam) and RT Booklovers Convention--both were in May; RomCon (Romance Convention) in June; RWA (Romance Writers of American) in July and now I'm heading to the National Black Book club Conference.
So now until the end of the year, I would like to share some of the highlights I learned that every author should know, regardless of the genres.
***Also, If you attended a writer's conference, this year, please feel free to share. Make sure you Identify the conference.

  1. The first thing I implemented was an image quote. Whatever social media site we're on, we always have something to say. According to Cindy Ratzlaff, a guest speaker at RWA, we should add a photo, graphic, video, or audio to create an image quote. Here is my first attempt I posted on FB:
Check out this website for ideas.
Here is another site:

2.  Another tip from Cindy Ratzlaff is contests. She suggest monthly raffles. I'll share the list in my next post.