Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What is Your Sweet Success Story?

By K.J. Scrim (aka: Kathie Scrimgeour)

After months of blood, sweat, tears, and a few tiny bald spots, your masterpiece is complete. You are ready to make a mark on the literary world. Your best friend bought the first copy. Uncle Bill heard about it, and had to give it as a gift to his boss’s daughter for her birthday. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are buzzing with the news and a couple of people have even written reviews on their blog and given you a five-star rating on Goodreads.

Pikes Peak Writers (PPW) wants to help you make some noise. Sweet Success is a free online marketing tool exclusively for PPW members (another perk for PPW members). What do you get? A free blog post dedicated to you and your success story. Remember that in online marketing every ping, blip, click, and mention of your name boosts your presence. Create enough of these and your name can grow into quite a rumble. Add more rumbles and you will have a veritable earthquake on your hands. This is the sound of your sweet success making itself known to the world.

Tell us about your poem, book signing, flash fiction, or your epic novel. Did you get a mention in the New York Times? Are you being honored at your local VFW or did you recently win a writing contest? Tell us about it! Let PPW add a ping or three toward the making of your success story. Don’t forget to join PPW then drop an email to:

Please include the following information:

  • Your name
  • The name of the work
  • Release date
  • Your byline or pseudonym (and how you want me to handle it)
  • Type of work (short story, novel, article, etc.)
  • Genre
  • Age level
  • Publisher
  • ISBN
  • Format (hardcover, softcover)
  • Page count (or word count)
  • Brief description of the book (100 words max)
  • Brief bio (100 words max)
  • E-mail
  • Website (author promo, blog, etc.)
  • Where to buy/read website
  • Cover image, if available.
See you there!

About the Author: Kathie writes under the name K.J. Scrim (it is so much shorter and easier to say than her full name). She started writing in the previous century, and continued through college.  She received her BFA in Fine Art from the University of Colorado, Boulder. While living in Conifer, CO she had her own column in the Mountain Connection and produced a weekly segment for local television programming. Today she keeps up on a blog, is working on a YA multi-dimensional novel, is the Coordinator for Sweet Success, and an active member of PPW, RMFW, and AWP. She lives in SE Metro Denver with her husband, two grown kids, along with a couple of dogs and a cat.    

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