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twilight by stephenie meyer

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight is everything that I thought it would be, and more. And what I thought was that it was horrendous. The language feeds into its young adult target audience. Basically I went into reading it knowing it as trussed up LDS fanfiction, and it read like that. My opinion didn't…

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cover of let me tell you by shirley jackson

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson

I've always sought out stories about families - by birth or by choice - over the years. The Chronicles of Narnia (paid link). The Baby-Sitters Club (paid link). The Fast and the Furious (paid link). I would even include Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark. I'm talking about Shirley Jackson's…

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That’s Not My Name: Ethnicity and the Writer’s Life

I am an introvert.

I find small talk exhausting, and being around the general public makes me feel like I am on The Truman Show. It feels like I’m only being spoken to because it’s part of their job as an actor in the story of my life.

The worst feeling in the world for someone like me is walking into a room of people you have never met before with your name plastered on a sticker. Your primary directive is to glad-handle everybody and their grandmother for the sake of networking.

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cover of Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau

Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau

I've been following Guillebeau off and on for a few years now. I bought the digital version of $100 Startup (paid link) when it was on sale. I decided to support him further, and get in on the ground floor by getting the ARC (advanced reader copy) of his latest…

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Australian cover of After Dark

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Excellent book. I like to think of it as a post-modern film noir set in Tokyo, around two sisters named Eri and Mari. The story follows how their lives connect to each other, an old friend, an abused Chinese prostitute and the keepers of a "love hotel" that found her…

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cover of Me & Mr. Darcy

Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter

American bookstore ninja/Darcy fangirl runs into Mr. Darcy in modern times on his own turf. Hi-jinks ensue. It's amazing the impact Jane Austen has had on literature, how many times her storylines have been retold and redone even today. I'm not a hopelessly obsessive fangirl, but I do recognize her…

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Tutorial: An Intermediate Guide to Social Media Hashtags and How They Work with Examples!

You’re here because you’re someone who has a brand that encourages you to be active on social media, or you’re biting the bullet and building yours from the ground up.

If you’re like me, you post most of your content from your phone on the fly. A lot of big brands (and small ones too!) use programs that allow them to post on a schedule. My favorite is Buffer (not an affiliate link). If you’re a one-person shop, don’t stress yourself and wonder if you need to have scheduled posts. You don’t. You’ve got enough on your plate!

Whether you like it or not, social media is a solid way to bring traffic to your site. You should be doing whatever you can to bring eyes to what you’re trying to sell/do/say.

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