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Motherhood: When the best plaid plans get even better.

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My plan was simple. I was going to become a photographer for national geographic, travel the world, have great affairs, then finally at 40 have a daughter with my most clever lover. That didn't hap...
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Lucky me, on writing retreat in Mexico. But will this precious time flash past me in a haze of extraordinary events and gift me only with the guilt of not finishing what I set out to do?

Read the full post here: http://kelsye.com/the-great-writing-retreat-debacle/
I have come to Mexico on retreat, with the sincere intention of finalizing the edits on my novel. I am failing miserably. An author friend of mine, Judith Gille, has allowed me use of her house in ...
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How to Build Buzz for your Book with Social Media

Writing a book is a grand achievement and checks off a bucket list item for many writers. However, what happens after you finish writing is the key to finding readers and ultimately selling your book.

Social media marketing is the best way to get the word out about who you are and talk about your books. Learning how to build buzz for your book with social media will take a little time but the efforts will pay off.

Make a great first impression

Create great Amazon and Goodreads author bios, both profiles are a must for authors.

If people are looking for you (amen!), you want them to find something interesting and let them learn about who you are. You’ll want a current photo, a bio that sparks interest about who you are and what makes you unique.

Read it all here: http://thefutureofink.com/build-buzz-for-your-book-social-media/ 

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/232779874464044295/

Thank you to +Denise Wakeman for having me write on The Future of Ink!

#SelfPublishing   #SocialMediaMarketing
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This book by +Judith Gille inspired me to take a trip to Mexico! It's fabulous AND free today on Amazon.
 
Good news! A book I love (The View from Casa Chepitos by +Judith Gille) is free today on Amazon. This travel memoir shows the life she lives between Seattle and Mexico. A very pleasurable read.

#mexico   #travel   #memoir   #freebook  
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Friends of mine that do freelance work should read this!
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Opinionated friends of mine, please help me choose the opening of my novel. Which of these two beginnings would compel you to keep reading?
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Today I marry my love. I couldn't be more ready. See you soon +Ali Daniali. 
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I loved this book by +Judith Gille! It inspired me to take a trip to Mexico. Get it free today! http://ow.ly/uWHaZ
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Good news! A book I love (The View from Casa Chepitos by +Judith Gille) is free today on Amazon. This travel memoir shows the life she lives between Seattle and Mexico. A very pleasurable read.

#mexico   #travel   #memoir   #freebook  
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One more book and cocktail pairing before I finish for the night...

This one happens to be my favorite drink.

#Booklush  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kelsye/book-lush-what-to-drink-with-what-to-read
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Author. Writer.ly CEO. Book Lush. Daylight Writers instigator. Runner. Car singer. Sudoku GENIUS. Hopelessly happy.
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Kelsye Nelson is CEO and Co-Founder of Writer.ly, an online marketplace that connects writers to publishing professionals. (Angel funded and backed by Guy Kawasaki.) She is also author of The Breakup Girl series and Book Lush. Other roles have included Vice President of Growth and Outreach at Brown Paper Tickets and leading marketing efforts at Hedgebrook, TransACT and Headsprout.  She’s a board member of The University of Washington Digital Publishing Program and The Seattle Free Lances Association. Prior, she served as board member of the American Marketing Association, Editor-in-chief of ToteMs, a MENSA newspaper, and as teacher at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. Her degrees include an BA in Writing and Art Activism from Evergreen State College and Graduate Work in the Publishing Arts program at Antioch. Highly proficient in building online tribes, over 50k people follow her on twitter (@Kelsye).

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Co-founded Writer.ly, published The Breakup Girl, traveled the world with my daughter, saved the wild prairie chicken from extinction.
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Seattle, WA - Portland, OR - Nishinomiya, Japan - New Orleans, LA - Olympia, WA - Denver, CO
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