Move Over Mignon Fogarty, The Grammar Diva is Here: Grammar tips for authors

Grammar Meets Social Media for Authors by Frances CaballoToday I am thrilled to present this guest post by Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva, my dearest colleague and friend. She edits all of my books and has written several books on grammar. She understands language and grammar better than anyone else out there on the Internet today. (Sorry, Mignon Fogarty aka @GrammarGirl.) And Arlene is a successful self-published author who has sold thousands of books and been approached by agents. Will she ever publish traditionally? No! Check out her grammar tips for authors below.

Grammar Tips for Authors

By Arlene Miller

“It’s just a Tweet—fewer than 140 characters. Too short to even think about grammar.”

“It’s just Facebook—they’re my friends [all 2749 of them]. They’ll understand what I mean.”

Did you know that the top two things that disqualify a potential date are bad teeth and—yup— bad grammar? And when questioned, people say they would be reluctant to do business with a company whose website contains typos and incorrect grammar.

How you write and speak are two of the important ways you present yourself to the world. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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Social Media for Authors Podcast: Twitter Tips You’re Going to Love

Social Media for Authors Podcast: Episode 18  Twitter tips you'll loveYou’re reading the text version of the Social Media for Authors Podcast, Episode 18, written and copyrighted by Frances Caballo.

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It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Twitter, hasn’t it? Well, since twitter is my favorite social media network and since the survey you filled out said you were highly interested in learning more about Twitter, I’m sharing some awesome Twitter tips today.

As usual, this week’s episode includes summaries of four blog posts with awesome suggestions and, of course, I have your tip of the week.

Let’s start with your weekly tip.

Today were going to talk about Twubs. That’s right, Twubs. It seems that all the Twitter apps have these cute names like Twuffer, Pluggio, and Twitterific.

Once you can get past the name, you’re going to like this application.

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