Branding myself

Posted: July 25, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Well for me this weekend has been very productive, even though I haven’t done a lot of writing, I have been working on getting my “branding” together.  Over the weekend, Damian worked on my business cards, they are going to look great, my friend Ginger Edwards http://sites.google.com/site/thelvwriters/ginger-edwards, helped me to create a page: http://sites.google.com/site/thelvwriters/laura-j-hickman

I also have started working on some other pages to get my name out, hopefully I will get enough hits on pages to help me get my name out and to help me get some exposure.  I am planning on doing some writing and editing done today.

Plus, knowing that Killercon www.killercon.com is about a month away that I need to be ready to push my novels, “Double or Nothing” which I am working on right now and “Ryan Says” that is in the process of being written.

Furthermore, last week my parents donated in my name to go National Novel Writing Month’s www.nanowrimo.org Night of Writing Dangerously in November, and I will be bringing a friend.  It will be so fun.  I am just grateful my parents enjoy donating to good causes.

Finally, I have gotten some acceptances lately including 2 stories at 6 Sentences (“Mind Games” and “The Mysterious Dr. Ramsey”,) 2 stories at FlashShot and finally my story “Animal Lover” with Pill Hill’s Press anthology Fem-Fangs.

I know with hard work, lots of hours on my new netbook (yes I love it so much) and some good luck, I can achieve my goal.

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Comments
  1. amkuska says:

    If you’re serious about getting your name out there, get out there and start talking. I have found that more people visit my site through comments I have made on theirs than from any other source. Even if it doesn’t lead to sales, a pleasant attitude will leave an impression. 🙂

    Good luck to you. Keep us updated on your branding.

  2. Kristen Lamb says:

    Good luck on getting started. Having 7 stories accepted is unbelievable and this is the time to start creating a brand and a platform. I detest self-promo, but I am going to break a rule since you are at a point where you could do things very right or very wrong. I recommend you get a copy of my book, We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. You aren’t alone, Laura. There are others out there (me included) who can do lots and lots of little things to help you realize BIG dreams.

    I hope I can be a blessing to you and great blog. You are already headed in the right direction.

    Kristen Lamb

    • laurah213 says:

      Thanks Kristen, I will get a copy of your book, any help is wonderful. I know that self-promo is annoying and a pain the butt, but hey it’s a tough world out there for us writers and any edge will help I feel. Thank you for your kind words and I also wish you the best.

      Laura J. Hickman

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