An Author’s Guide to Social Media By Robyn Weightman

Today we have a very special blog post from Robyn Weightman. She talks about using social media as an author. 

An Author’s guide to Social Media – P01

Site, Categories, Consistency and Timing

By guest blogger Robyn Weightman

For P02 go to: 

https://robynweightman32.wixsite.com/robynweightman/single-post/2018/10/17/An-Author’s-guide-to-Social-Media-–-P02-Content-Sharing-Hash-Tag-and-Fun?

It is simply not enough to be a good writer in today’s market. In order to sell your books you also have to be a marketing guru. (Yes, even if you’re publishing traditionally.)

This may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. This blog shares and explains the various tricks and techniques I’ve used/researched on marketing your book through Social Media. As always, some of these techniques will not work for you personally, others may be exactly what you need. Try them, test them and do what works best for you. (Please comment and share your own tricks and ideas that I may have missed or don’t know about )

No. 1; Choose your weapon.

Which Social media platforms work best for you?

Are you good at photography? Get on Instagram.

You love talking on camera and give great book reviews or writing tips? Upload to Youtube.

You like to create polls and have discussions about writing related topics? Facebook and Twitter are the platforms for you.

All of these sites are interchangeable and you can advertise one of your sites on the other.

But there is something else you have to take into account. Who are your target audience?

If you have a young audience then Pin interest and Tumblr may be for you. An older audience may prefer Instagram or Facebook. Youtube is mixed and therefore a good all rounder. (If you can make it work. Don’t force yourself into something you hate or will give up.)

Lets not forget, you can also create your own blog or website.

You need a website, and if you’re not good at talking in front of a camera but can give great advice then blogging is your way forward. People need something to do on their way to work. One thing that they do is read articles. Make it your article that they read.

And a final option… Podcasts.

You have great writing tips and voice but hate seeing your face on a screen? Record yourself giving writing advice, book reviews, motivational talks, etc.

No. 2; What defines you?

Choose three categories that define you as a writer, or your book, and stick to them. (By categories I don’t mean the genre of your book.)

No matter which Social Media outlet you’re planning to use, there has to be a reason people go to your channel, and it won’t just be to see what you’re working on.

An example of three categories could be Short Stories, Writing Tips and Book Reviews.

Another could be Author Diaries, Productivity and Organisation.

Some of the best-known Author Bloggers do this terrifically.

Jenna Moreci –Author, Vlogger and cyborg.

Ellen Brock- How to, Q&A and Requests

The most important thing here is being true to yourself. Never go into something, which you wouldn’t naturally have an interest in doing. It will make you hate your work and eventually stop, losing you your audience and potential readers.

What categories you choose also effects the type of audience you will get. And they will want to see what they originally chose you for. Don’t deviate too far from your choice or you risk losing your audience. You can expand, edit the way you produce your work, but unless one category is failing you, don’t drop it without prior warning.

No. 3; Consistency

Routines keep people tuning in. Jenna Moreci and Vivien Reis post Youtube videos every Wednesday. Why do I know this? Because it happens every week without fail and their faces pop up on my computer screen. EVERY WEEK.

This consistency means I know what to expect. I can plan that on my lunch break I will watch one of their videos, or read their blogs on the bus home from work. Because I know it’s going to happen, I look forward to it.

This isn’t just good to keep yourself relevant and in the public eye. It helps you as a writer. If you know you’re going to post three Instagram pictures every week, you can keep a backlog of photos ready to post so you’re never caught short. You can plan 15 minutes free on Monday afternoon post your weekly blog.

Even better, you can schedule blogs and posts to automatically upload at a specific time and date. You just have to prep it and tell your computer when to hit go. (Yay for technology!)

But why do they post on a Wednesday? Kristen Martin posts on a Monday. Why?

No 4; Timing

Keeping consistent is all well and good, but how do you choose when to post?

This is vitally important and one of the most painstakingly annoying things about Social Media. Some hours are not as good as others to post.

Strange thought, right? But think about it.

When do you always look at your phone?

Breakfast?

Lunchtime?

Evenings?

A friend and myself discovered that in the UK the best time to post (for both of us,) was between 8:00-8:30 a.m. Not 7:50. Not 8:45. It has to be in that 30-minute slot.

People are looking at their phones on public transport, checking their messages at work or having a browse with breakfast.

This also triggers two other phenomenons.

One: Your post is now there all day. Later posts can overtake it, yes. But, if you got a lot of notice at the start, you’ll be kept at the top of the news feed because you’re getting hits.

Two: Time zones.

Lets go into another time zone. I am now living in Australia. A great time to post here is 5:00pm. Why? That’s currently 8:00am for my UK audience and my Australian peeps are on public transport coming home from work. (This is before the recent daylight savings, the new posting time will be 6:00pm.)

8:00am in the UK is evening in parts of America. Perfect. People are relaxing in bed or browsing the web whilst waiting for their partner to finish doing their teeth. Three countries hit at once! (Oh my brain.)

Check your stats to see where your audience are from and cater to them. You’re like a romance novelist’s lover, finding the most perfect moment to plant the kiss.

But wait. It’s not just the time.

Remember the question at the end of consistency? Why do Jenna Moreci and Vivien Reis post on a Wednesday? Kristen Martin on a Monday?

Wednesday is hump day. People aren’t too exhausted like on Tuesday, but are in the mid week slump. They want to relax for a short time and watch a Youtube video, read an article, browse through Instagram.

Kristen Martin posts every Monday because people are energised and ready to study.

See what works best for your audience. Websites such as Wix allow you to keep track of when you get the most hits and from where. My best day is Thursday and Sunday. This is because I post new blogs on Wednesdays and share it on social media. My UK peeps read it on Australian Thursday Morning. I post a link to it on a Saturday or Sunday and people read on a lazy Sunday morning.

Notice Friday.

Nobody reads anything. It’s Friday. Going out and binge watching Netflix time guys!

To read P-02 on content, sharing, hash tags and fun, follow the link below:

Author’s Guide To Social Media:   https://robynweightman32.wixsite.com/robynweightman/single-post/2018/10/17/An-Author’s-guide-to-Social-Media-–-P02-Content-Sharing-Hash-Tag-and-Fun?

Thank you everyone for reading!

Thank you, Crystal Reavis, for allowing me to be a guest blogger on your amazing page 

If you have your own tips on Social Media, suggestions, things I ‘ve missed out or could research, please comment and let us know!

You can follow me on:

Website; https://robynweightman32.wixsite.com/robynweightman

Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/author.robyn.weightman/

Instragram; https://www.instagram.com/author.robyn.weightman/

Twitter; https://twitter.com/rjweightman

Links to those mentioned or shown in this blog:

Jenna Morecihttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_fcv9kBpDN4WWrfcbCrgw

Vivien Reis- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBw2VslVxiCHZHMCKWSJpQ

Ellen Brock- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgvu0q49l3BfsMyp9WSTQLw

Kristen Martin- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyy_hiZRaSLGLOn62Nc4AA

An Author’s guide to Social Media – P02

Author Interview with Amanda Crozier

I am so happy to be able to interview Amanda Crozier! This is going to be the first in a series of interviews with authors  I’m going to be doing! I hope to do an interview a week for the next two months! If  you’d like to be interview please let me know! Now on with the interview! 

Can you tell us your name?
My name is Lou Page and I write under the pen name ‘Amanda Crozier’ which also happens to be my birth name. I was adopted from birth so only had the name for about 3 months as a baby.
What is your genre?
Fantasy/adventure
How many books do you have published?
The first book of the Dragonlore Trilogy was published in April this year. The second book of the Trilogy will be called “Weather the Storm and will be available, either later this year or early next year (2019). A short story called “The Inheritance” was published in an anthology called “Life’s Like That!” in 2014 and a Nativity poem in “Anthology 2013”.
What is the best thing about being a writer?
Two things! Holding the first physical copy of a book that you have written and edited. Also reading my own book on my Kindle as a reader rather than an author editing..
What is your least favorite thing about being a writer?
The frustration of either people not giving a review, or being told “I don’t read that genre without even finding out what the book is about.
Who if you have any are your influences?
My love for dragons was instilled when a friend bought me two of Anne McCaffrey’s books (Dragon Riders of Pern Series) whilst I had to lie flat following a back injury. So Anne and Todd McCaffrey, Robin Hobb and Christopher Paolini have all had their influence as they write about dragons. A certain well known online dictionary is a constant companion when I write, for when I am not happy with a word, or want to find an archaic version of a word, so that is an influence on the language I use.
Have you ever gotten writer’s block?
I have been lucky in that I have never experienced it. But then, I only ever write because I want to, not because I have to.
If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?
I cannot think of anything.
How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
It has not changed the process of writing, other than I am, perhaps, more confident in myself. However, it does mean that I have less time to write as I have to give some of my time now to promoting the first book.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t know about quirk, but I keep a timeline as I write so that I don’t add or lose a day for any character. I see what I write, as I write, in my head, as if I am watching a film. Sometimes a scene will come to me before I have got that far and have to get it written; ready for when it will be needed.
Do you aim to complete a set number of pages or words each day?
No. I write as it flows until there are other calls on my time such as feeding my family, visitors, appointments, work etc.
How long does it take you to write a book?
No idea. I have never timed it. The first book was written over several years with long breaks between writing. It was only when a very good friend, who is a creative writing teacher, encouraged me that I really started putting in the time in to finish the project.
What does literary success look like to you?
In some ways, it is holding that first hard copy and seeing my book on my Kindle nestled amongst all my favorite authors. And yet, also, the ultimate dream is to write a best seller and have it either televised or made into a film.
What is your favorite childhood book?
As a very young child, my father used to read to me at bedtime from a series of little books about Blackberry Farm and the animals who lived there. (Author: Jane Pilgrim) As an independent reader, I loved Enid Blyton’s “Famous Five” books. As a teenager, I read Agatha Christie’s books and westerns.
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
Lord of the Rings. It is fantasy at its best and has stood the test of time.
What inspired you to start writing?
I used to love writing at school and never had any trouble achieving the required number of pages or words – it was more the opposite, having trouble keeping down to near the number required.
Since the year 2000, I have been a volunteer at the local Primary School, listening to children read and working with those who require extra support for reading. One day, whilst sitting in the school library at lunchtime an idea came to me for a children’s story. I did not do anything about it for a long while, but the idea kept nagging at me until I eventually began to write. Just when I got to the ending where the dragon egg hatched, I realized that this was no ending, but merely the beginning of something far larger. A rewrite of the start and four hundred pages later it was obvious that it would not all fit one book so then the idea for the Dragonlore Trilogy was hatched.
The Nativity in verse was something we needed at the Pre-School, where I used to work, for the children’s Christmas performance. I was unanimously volunteered at a staff meeting by my colleagues to write it. Cue one evening during the autumn half term, trying to cook tea with one hand and scribble the words down with the other before they disappeared from my head. Somehow, I got it all down along with words for a new simple song and the evening meal was actually still edible!
When did you start writing?
In school, but then did not start again until more recent years. Although in the interim years I did end up as secretary for various committees so ended up having to pen minutes for an assortment of meetings.
What is the most surprising thing you described about yourself since you started writing?
As an author, I think I have grown in confidence and I am surprised at how easy I find it when talking about my work. Three years ago, I knew virtually nothing about social media platforms, and in that time I have learned so much – it has been a steep learning curve and I am still learning. If someone had told me, even a year ago, that I would have my own website, I would have just laughed at the idea and not believed a word! (A room full of manual typewriters was ‘cutting edge technology’ when I was at school).
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
So many things! Obviously, I am an avid reader. I stitch cross-stitch, tapestry, and embroidery that go to customers worldwide. I make bead woven and wirework jewelry. I enjoy photography and gardening. I love rock music, dancing and enjoy live theatre, especially musicals. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles and computer games too.
What advice would you give to new and aspiring authors?
Don’t give up! Do not rush to get to the end – let the story flow naturally to its conclusion. If it is rushed the reader will sense it and be disappointed with the ending.

Social media contacts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaCrozierAuthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandacrozierauthor/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/authorcrozier/

Website: https://amanda-crozier.com

Previous publications and links:

Ride the Wind by Amanda Crozier ISBN 9 781975 939373
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C34MSLV

Amazon Author page:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07GL8QKP8

Looking for inspiration

I sometimes need to find inspiration, even when I’m already writing! I get stuck on something and can’t think. It’s not writer’s block just more that for one particular part I can’t figure out what I want to write. I can’t stand when this happens and to me it’s worse then writer’s block. I turn to different sources when this happens. I talk to my husband (he has some great ideas), read articles related to my topic, or  read history books (for my current book this works out very well.)

I will also read inspirational quotes not so much because it helps with my writing but because it makes me feel good about myself. There are so many out there that make me think and feel better. One of my favorites is by Lewis Carroll author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so, you’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret all the best people are. 

I know that made seem like an odd one but for me it let’s me know I’m going to be okay, that I am not alone! That I am capable and others have felt the same as I.  Another I keep close by is a quote by Holley Gerth.

Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little. 

This one is a favorite because it shows me to jump out of my comfort zone and write things that I may have never written before. I am not good with sarcasm but  I’m giving it a whirl with one of my characters. This is going to be hard and scary but it fits my characters personality so why hide from it and change who my character wants to be? 

A quote that really drives me is one by Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.

I am reminded that there is a story inside of me, waiting to be told and I and that story deserve to get it out. I find when I don’t have writer’s block but I’m stuck on a certain part it is really helpful to turn to things that can help. Look for your inspiration and see if it can help you get the juices flowing. You may even be surprised at where you find that inspiration! If you find yourself stuck quite a few times like I have written the things that inspire you down and go straight to them. I’m going to admit in a small moment of panic I sometimes forget where I get my biggest inspiration from. Tell me in the comments what inspires you most when you’re stuck! 

Outlining Your Writing

As a writer I am a very by the seat of my pants person. I don’t always outline my work and when I do it’s one think I really don’t like to do. It takes me a while to do it and I grump the whole time. So why do I outline sometimes then? Well, because sometimes it’s a good idea to know where you want your story to go. It’s helpful to have an idea of what your characters are like. To “meet” them and what their personalities are like. I would like to add that even though I’m taking this from a novelist approach it’s a great idea for bloggers to outline as well. It will help your article to read smoother if you have ideas and info written before writing.

The reason I have such a problem with outline is that I personally feel it kills my creativity most of the time. However, there is a flip side to this and it’s that sometimes I have no idea where to start. There is an upside to outline and that is it can and does help you flow through your writing easier (for most anyway). I know I will have people shaking their heads no and saying I’m with you sister, it kills creativity! 

Still, I am here, a person who cringes at the thought of outlining telling you to have at least a general idea of your characters, plot,  sources, whatever depending on what you are writing. Remember when we did the little web type outlining in school? I tend to start with a simple one and grow from there (when I do outline). I also have an Evernote notebook where I keep articles with info pertaining to the story or article I’m writing. Truthfully for all my grumbling when I do gather info and outline I spend a couple hours on it. 

Make it a habit to outline every now and then I promise you’ll notice some difference in how much work you get done. I suggest researching and trying different outlining methods until you find one that fits your style. I’m still going to be a mostly by the seat of your pants writer but I’m never not going to totally outline. I mostly outline info about the time period I’m writing about in my books and it’s nice to have that info at the tips of my fingers instead of searching all over the web while I’m trying to write. 

I am going to share with you some tools that can help you outline fast and effectively so you can get on with writing 

  • Evernote-with Evernote you can add links, pictures, and notes. I love using this tool because I can usually add everything I need to it and have it all right where I need it in one place
  • Microsoft Word- Word had templates you can use for outlining and I find them easy to use. I love that I can have bulletins and making info easy to find. I can have links directly in the template allowing me to click and go directly where I can find the needed info. I can make the text different colors and easily scan for what I’m looking for. 
  • OneNote- This is another Microsoft tool that is easy to use for outlining. Like Evernote you can have notebook style notes. You can drag and drop info into a new slot. You can use lists and bullets to make finding information easier. It has tabs at the top so you can name each of your notebooks so you can find what you need when you need it. It is very easy on the eyes and easy to navigate

These are the three I use the most and know the most about. I know there are more and would love to hear your suggestions of others so that my readers can have a great list of choices for outlining. Let me know if you use any of these I listed and what you think in the comments! 

Author Interviews

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be conducting author interviews on my blog soon! I’m hoping to get our first one up within the next couple days! I am hoping to have between 5-10 interviews when we are done! For now, I’m conducting them via blog post but hopefully soon on my up and coming podcast! I’m so excited to learn more about my fellow authors and their books! I hope you all enjoy them as well! My hope is to get my fellow author a little more exposure and maybe find my readers some new books!

Sounds like a win-win to me! I plan on posting one a week on top of my regular blog post! So let’s all get ready to meet some amazing people and hear about them and their books! If you’re an author and you’d like to be interviewed just comment or message me on my Facebook page Crystal Clear Writing! I will get you scheduled in! 

Errors in a Book that has Been Published

This post is going to contain a fear of mine that came true. My biggest fear about my writing is that I would do all the hard work, the actual writing, get some beta readers, an editor and a publisher. Despite that mistakes would get through and they did! I got my first copy of my book today, it was beautiful to behold! I was excited and about ready to cry. I opened it and started scanning and in the first few pages there were, gasp words in sentences that didn’t belong there! I asked myself how, how did those get passed 6-8 pairs of eyes? Where there anymore, if so how many? 

I’m not telling you all this so you would think my work is crappy and make you not want to read it. I’m hoping you will forgive me the mistakes and read it anyway. I’m hoping you’ll say she’s a first-time author and mistakes happen. I’m hoping you’ll say to yourself it was not completely her fault after all it got passed quite a few people. Most of all, however, I hope you know seeing those mistakes in my hard work, my baby crushed me and I felt like a complete failure. I didn’t blame my beta reader, editor or publisher. I blamed myself. I’m the one who wrote it after all.

People are going to see my name on the cover and say wow she missed some things. My fear is they are going to hate my book for some small mistakes. If your not an author it’s hard to imagine how much time, sweat, tears and work it takes to write a book. The time it takes to find beta readers, an editor and most of all a publisher. You put a piece of yourself in every word. I’m not making this post to get pity from all of you. I’m writing this post in the hopes that next time you read a book and find an error you might be a bit forgiving.

My heart literally shattered seeing those errors. I told my husband we needed to cancel the orders I had so it could be fixed. He laughed and said most readers will enjoy the book anyway. Oh, how I hope that is true. Yes, errors may drive you the reader crazy but believe me we don’t do it on purpose. It really disappoints us that some errors got through in our work. Errors hurt us in more ways than one. 

I hated writing this post but it was laying heavily on my heart because well as I said above my fear came true and in the first few pages! I know there are errors in even best-selling author’s books. However, they are best selling authors, of course, people are willing to forgive errors. I ask that you give the same courtesy to smaller time authors. Look past those errors and enjoy the story. I know that there is always going to be people who will complain and nitpick no matter what. That’s okay its life I’m just hoping most of you will think we’re all human they’re only mistakes! 

So I ask you as an author and a reader who looks past errors, don’t pick a writer apart for some errors. Remember they are people too and the odds are those errors slipped passed more than, one person. I really hope despite what I posted here you will still consider reading my book. , of course, was a hard post for me, it makes me feel vulnerable but I shared anyway! I want to share a picture of my book, I took it when it came. I want to share it with you because, despite those errors and my fears, I’m still proud of what I’ve done! 

How my Next Book is Going

I wanted to do a post on how my personal book writing is going for my readers! If you’ve read the book I have put thank you so much! I wanted to let you all know how it’s going with the second book in my series.  Right now I am only two chapters in so pretty slow going. I have been devoting a lot of time to getting my blog up and running. I feel like the story line is coming along however. For those of you who may be interested I will share a small expert from my book. I hope you enjoy.


Malculm shifted his feet and fixed the hood of his robe so it hung over his face more. Rain was coming down hard, he was drenched. The torchlight blurred before his eyes, he wiped them trying to clear his vision. The cobbled stones streets were empty, not surprising who wants to be out in this? He was keeping watch for his brothers who were currently inside a church. It was important he kept people away. He didn’t know how long he’d been sitting on that wall, but he was cold and hungry. He thought he caught movement further down the street. Squinting he strained to see through the downpour. Yes! There a horse was coming towards him. He made his way to the ground and took a position on the steps of the church. As the horse came closer he saw it was a woman riding it. She halted the horse and approached him. “Sanctuary, I need sanctuary please!” She put her hood down and he noted that she was beautiful. Green eyes reflected the torchlight. Her dark hair was pulled to one side. “Who are you Miss?” “I am someone in need, now please let me in!” She made to brush past him but he caught her arm. “No, you cannot enter even if you claim sanctuary, I cannot let you.” She scowled at him, “Are you even a priest? Who are you to deny sanctuary to anyone?” He lifted a sword out of the scabbard at his hip. “The person who will use this to stop anyone trying to get into this church. Even someone like you.” She sniffed and gave him a hard look. “How dare you threaten a high-born lady sir! You will pay for this just wait and see.” Malculm chuckled, “High-born, are you? If it’s true where are your guards? Why are you alone pleading sanctuary? I don’t see many high-born women riding alone in the rain.” She bristled at him, “My men were killed if you must know! There are men after me! Let me go inside now!” She stamped her foot in anger. 

I am proud of where this series is headed so far and can’t wait to see how everyone reacts to it. It’s not easy writing a book. It takes a lot of time, research and in some cases money. I know I have dedicated hours to researching alone. Even fictions books call for a bit of research now and again. Let me know what you think and please keep in mind that my work is copyrighted and I ask that you respect that by not stealing it and using it as your own. 

Free Mini Course coming Soon!

Hello all!

I am excited to announce that I’ll be offering a free mini course on the different ways to publish! I’m currently working on it and will update when it’s ready! As I told you all in a previous post I am moving everything to chimp mail! If you want to sign up for my free course make sure to sign up where it says newsletter at the bottom of my blog! Not only will you be getting great info but I will be including a workbook and printables!

There are so many ways to publish and I always get asked what is the best way? How do I know if this is the right publisher for me? What is traditional publishing? What about vanity publishing? The list goes on and on! My hope is that this course will answer those questions and more so you don’t have to go search all over the internet. I know when I was first starting out I got confused because some people said self-publishing was the only way to go! Others were all about trying to get an agent and getting traditionally published. 

I will give you the pros and cons of each to help you make a more informed decision for when you’re ready to publish your work. So hit that button to sign up for me newsletter and join me on this journey! 

U.S. Copyright and How it Helps you

I think everyone knows that once you write something you own it. It’s yours free and clear.  However, did you know that if someone steals your work without a registered copyright that you will unlikely not be able to bring a lawsuit against them? There is such as thing as a “poor man’s copyright” but it is not the same as a registered one. According to https://www.copyright.gov website, a poor man’s copyright is 


The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a “poor man’s copyright.” There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.

Once you have a registered copyright you are protected by the law if someone plagiarizes your work. You will be able to bring a lawsuit against the thief and will get the chance to prove it’s yours.  A U.S. registered copyright is not required but I would highly recommend it for the above-mentioned reason. How bad would it be if someone stole all your hard work and essentially got away with it? Do yourself a favor and get a copyright through the U.S. copyright office. 

I know what you’re probably thinking but what are the odds that my work will be stolen, that’s rare right? That may be but why take the chance? Anything can happen and it’s better safe than sorry. You will have protection for the life of the author plus 70 years if it is published after 1977, if it is a work done for commision it last between 95 to 120 years as per the U.S. Copyright website.


For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. However, if the work is a work for hire (that is, the work is done in the course of employment or has been specifically commissioned) or is published anonymously or under a pseudonym, the copyright lasts between 95 and 120 years, depending on the date the work is published.

Your work will be protected for your entire life! I think it is more than worth it to get a copyright! Do you know how to go about getting one? I will outline how to do so. Go to https://www.copyright.gov and click register copyright. There will be different categories you can choose from these include literary works, performing arts, visual arts, photographs, motion pictures, and other digital arts. Each of these has subcategories. Pick which one fits what you want to copyright. 

You will be sent to a list showing you what is covered under your choice, to the right of the page you will click register in our case it will say literary work. If you don’t have an account you will need to make one. Once you’re done with that you will be sent to a page called eco. On the left you will see register a work, below that is standard application. Click that and you will be taken a page that explains what you need to register a copyright. at the top it says start registration, click it. 

Fill out the application, when you are done you will need to pay the fee (yes there is a fee). The cost will depend on what you are registering. A single application is $35, this is single author, same claimant, not for hire. A standard application is $55. These are the only two I will list here as this is most likely what most of my readers will be registering with. Check out the U.S. Copyright website for a full list. I truly think this fee is worth being fully protected. I have not fully listed all the laws and suggest going to the U.S. Copyright website to read up on all the laws so you know what all it entails. I hope I have added enough info here to at least give you an idea of why it’s a good reason for you to get one.

Moving over to Chimpmail/Plus Social Widgets are being updated

This not like a post I normally do! I just wanted to drop a quick post to let you all know I’m in the process of moving my email list to chimpmail for a newsletter. If you’d like me to add you to it (thank you for subscribing to my blog already) please let me know. I’m not going to be spammy I promise. It’s only going to be a once per week thing! Also, thinking of getting rid of the email you all receive every time I add a new post. Tell me what you think.

I’m also currently working on changing my social media widgets. I’ve been informed they are hard to find on a mobile device. I’m also going to be adding pins where you can share directly instead of being sent to my social media pages. There will still be a set of widgets for you all to follow me if you choose! Thank you for being patient as we make these changes and for following my little blog here!