Month: December 2012

Marketing Diversity: Marketing Mondays

When it comes to making a marketing plan, there are really two schools of thought and I can relate to both of them.  The first is to concentrate on one technique at a time, not wasting energy trying to keep up with all the various social media and marketing techniques out there.  So for instance, you’d get yourself a Twitter account and work the hell out of it until it’s successful.  This might take a while, this might lead to […]

Posted December 31, 2012 by Julie in Marketing / 1 Comment

Featured Indie Book: CLUTCH – I Am Just Junco #1

FREE TODAY ON AMAZON CLUTCH is the Featured Book over at Indie Author News today!  Check out the article below: Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: New Adult Science Fiction CLUTCH (I Am Just Junco Dot Com) by J. A. Huss. CLUTCH is a deeply emotional, character-driven thriller that begins a journey of self-acceptance and destiny for the heroine, Junco Coot. She’s flawed, but honest. She makes mistakes and gets defeated, but refuses to quit. She’s spent her whole […]

Posted December 26, 2012 by Julie in Free Promotions, I Am Just Junco, Marketing / 0 Comments

Anti-heroes in Science Fiction – Can a Girl be an Anti-hero?

Watch a special Christmas message from Junco and the Gang! I’ve been wanting to blog about this topic since last summer but I was just too busy to get it down on paper so I tucked it away for later.  But I’ve been seeing quite a few posts about what makes a strong female character lately, and while some of this fits into the anti-hero trope, really the anti-hero is a horse of a different color.  My favorite possibility for […]

Posted December 24, 2012 by Julie in anti-hero, Plotting, writing / 2 Comments

On Writing The End…and How it Leads to Beginnings

I wrote The End this week.  After about four months and more than 100,000 words, book four is finished. Well, sorta.  Because really, only the first draft is completed.  Normally I don’t do a lot of edits in the first draft.  I do edit – I proofread as I go to make it easier later.  But normally I DO NOT delete large chunks of text.  But that NaNo thing really screwed me up.  I deleted about half of it.  I’ll […]

Posted December 23, 2012 by Julie in shizz, writing / 2 Comments

Gift Card Giveaway Hop

WIN $25 GIFT CARD TO WAL-MART OR PAYPAL CASH! I have TWO MORE blogs with a $25 gift card in this hop: Stop by I Am Just Junco to get a $25 gift card to Best Buy Stop by New Adult Addiction to enter to win a $25 gift card to Amazon THE HOP The Gift Card Giveaway Hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and is Co-hosted by Mary from Sweeping Me, and […]

Posted December 11, 2012 by Julie in HOPS, Marketing / 2 Comments

The Epic EPIC Fail that is Facebook Pages – Marketing Mondays

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to work around using Facebook to market these days due to the Pay to Play nature of the business.  It’s like Chicago-style politics came to social marketing, and I’ll tell you what – I’m not interested. I get it, if you’re Pepsi or Coke or any other billion dollar corporation, this whole deal is just par for the course.  You pay for advertising all the time.  I pay, sometimes.  But if I […]

Posted December 10, 2012 by Julie in Marketing, self-publishing / 2 Comments

Book Lover’s Holiday Hop

THE HOP The Book Lover’s Holiday Hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and is Co-hosted by Maryann from Chapter by Chapter,  and it works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.  For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It’s […]

Posted December 3, 2012 by Julie in HOPS / 2 Comments

The Game-Changing Nature of Tweets (Or how NOT to build a Twitter account)

Yes.  You read that correctly.  I’m going with game-changer. I started using Twitter in early 2009 – just as this whole tweet thing was taking off. I bought a $7 guru pamphlet called Twitter Goldrush by Dana (last name unknown).  She put it up for sale in the Warrior Forum (I was big into internet marketing back then, I was just about to build my online classroom – which is now, three years later, being redesigned).  I don’t even think […]

Posted December 3, 2012 by Julie in Marketing / 0 Comments