How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books – Written Word Media

 

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This article breaks down step by step how to set up your Facebook author page to sell your books. I just completed the process and am happy to share that you can now buy my book from my author page. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/CMChesebro/. Click the shop now button and it takes you to the Amazon link. ❤

Facebook was the most popular social media platform in 2016. Take advantage of its large audience by optimizing your Facebook author page to sell books.

Source: How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books – Written Word Media

16 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss

Here are some great writing groups on Facebook that will give you inspiration! ❤

We polled writers to find out which Facebook groups they couldn’t live without. Here are the amazing results!

Source: 16 Facebook Groups for Writers You Don’t Want to Miss

Writer’s Quote Wednesday–A Silver Quote: 2015-9

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers.

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Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote.

A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book.  You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Get creative!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.  Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy)  the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the http:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

If you do not do a ping-back, please post a comment on this post with a link to your post so I can find your quote. Please only post to this prompt post. Thanks so much.

Get creative and have fun!

My quote this week is from Joy of Dad on Facebook:

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Joy of Dad is a great community of Mom’s and Dad’s on Facebook.  There is also a website coming soon at Joy of Dad.com.  The page offers great inspirational and motivational quotes that I find uplifting.

Isn’t this quote great?  I know so many folks who drill on their troubles, and simply wallow in all that baggage.  I prefer to move on and get it over with.

I have a box of woe.  I write down on a piece of paper what is driving me crazy at the time and drop it into my box of woe.  POOF!  It is instantly gone.  The thing that was driving me mad is now out of sight, out of mind!  Time to move on and get busy!

The same can be said when you are writing.  Don’t get bogged down in such a set mode for your transcript.  Visit other paths and venues in your plot.  You might be surprised at the outcome, because your mind led you on a different path than you originally intended.  Writing from the heart is a fantastic place to write from!

What quote spoke to your heart this week?

Join in and share your quotes with us!

Thanks for visiting today.  I always look forward to seeing each of you!

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Words Crush Wednesday

Lisa, of Rebirth of Lisa has a challenge called Words Crush Wednesday.  Here is my post for the week – late again ❤

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I found this on Facebook and thought it was some sage advice!  Many thanks Lisa for letting me post late.

Thanks for stopping in!

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Aging Gracefully in A Young World

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I named my blog Silver Threading for a couple of reasons, the first being that I have silver hair, which  I like to think represents my wisdom.  In fact, I love my hair because it is a liberation of sorts for me to not have to prove myself anymore.  I am at the point in my life that I am finally comfortable with who I have become. I refuse to color my hair because I want the world to see the real me.  No pretense, and no bull!

Apparently, my liberation has spread through my neighborhood.  Two of my neighbors, who are older than me, have recently decided to join the “silver threading” club.  Both of these ladies have decided to quit using hair color and let their silver and greys all hang out!  How liberating is that?

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The usual perception of age is that if you are young, you want to be older.  If you are older, you long for your youth.  Frankly, I am happy with my age right now.  I have enough wisdom to keep myself out of trouble yet, I still yearn to try new things.  I take care of my body, watch the foods I eat, exercise, and try to do all the things that you should for my age.  I like to think that I am aging gracefully.

I think I was blessed with the right amount of “age genes” so that I am able to not look my age.  My daughters have inherited this favored gene also.  All three of us are mistaken for our ages quite frequently.  My Prussian genes actually gave me something other than big hips!

However, that is the problem with age today.  How you look influences everyone else’s perception of age.  If you look older, many times you are lumped into a category where people believe you will behave in a certain way.  For example, if you have grey hair it is believed that you belong to the Baby Boomer generation and are technology-challenged.  That is a total misconception on the part of younger people today.  Not all Baby Boomers are challenged when it comes to technology.  I’m not and I know there are many of us out there who embrace technology and all that goes along with it.

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I have never understood why age is such a big deal.  It is not something that you can change.  You can change your looks so that you do not look to be a certain age, but in the end, you are most certainly still that age.  I feel like it is just a bunch of smoke and mirrors and in the end it does not really matter.

I never wanted to look like that woman who is trying to look young so she wears clothes that are inappropriate for her age.  You know the kind I mean…

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So, I have decided that I am happy with the age I am today.  I worked hard to gain all of this wisdom.  I was not taken seriously in the working world until I was at least 40 years old!  Only then, was I comfortable to say what I thought.  I also found that I was comfortable with my knowledge and skill set within my field.  It took a long time to get there though.

I believe women improve with age.  We are truly like a fine wine, not ripe until our time.  Embrace whatever age you are right now.  Be happy in your skin!

Leave it to me to bring the subject back to wine!  Cheers!

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(Image Credit: Fine Wine.com)

Thanks for the great visit.  I sure enjoy seeing all of you!

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Thirsty Thursday

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(Image from Barefoot Wine’s Facebook page on 9/4/14)

My Thirsty Thursday suggestion for this week is the Moscato Berry Mojito!  Even though the temperatures are starting to cool down, for those of us that live in the more southern altitudes, namely Florida, this is a perfectly refreshing drink for those still hot summer days.  I am growing mint in my garden so that will be perfect!  This is one of those “I do not want summer to end kind of drinks.”

This would be perfect for Grandparents Day on September 7th! sparkling-heart.gif

Remember to drink responsibly and DO NOT DRIVE while drinking!

Thanks for visiting,

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Metamorphosis

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The revolution –

must begin within.

Change brings wisdom.

(Image captured from Facebook on 7/21/14).

A Writer’s Haven

I had to share this whimsical glimpse of a writer’s retreat found at “Incidental Comics,” Facebook page by cartoonist, Grant Snider, as part of the New York Times Book Review at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/17/books/review/17snider.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0:

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What a great rendering of a writer’s sanctuary…