Author Insight Premier Episode – Go Indie Now

Author Marnie Cate has created a new series for Go Indie Now! Check out the premier episode of Author Insight, where a small group of authors – J.M. Northup, Mari Collins, me, and your fabulous host Marnie – talk in-depth about some topics like strangest thing to research and character names that we didn’t like or didn’t really want. Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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My NaNoWriMo Pep Talk with Go Indie Now!

Not sure if you want to participate in National Novel Writing Month this November? Hang out with Go Indie Now’s Joe Compton and me as we chat deadlines, goals, community, what “winning” really means, and taking it easy on yourself.

Add me to your writing buddies here: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/christie-stratos.

LIVE MARKETING PANEL TONIGHT!

Tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, Go Indie Now is having another LIVE discussion panel with fantastic authors – and me!We’re going to discuss how to build an audience and marketing for authors and those in the publishing industry. We already have some questions via Twitter using the hashtag #GoIndieNowLive, so be sure to tweet yours as well! Each of these authors has a different specialty, and there’s a lot of advice and insight to share.

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Here’s my video announcement of the event. Join us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/JoeCompton73/live) or on Google+ (http://plus.google.com/events/ct9scmlj07o3p78u1pi1e735tkk). I hope you can make it!

 

Women in Publishing Discussion Recording Available!

Forgive the lack of Monday Thoughts on Creativity, but BIG NEWS! If you missed the Women in Publishing/Strong Leadership live discussion panel on April 10, you can watch the recorded video here:

We had great questions from Twitter, varied opinions and ideas, and overall a fantastic panel of successful women in the publishing industry. This is a video you don’t want to miss!

 

I’m a Panel Discussion Moderator!

Exciting announcement! This weekend is the Brain to Books Cyber Convention, a huge event that takes place on Goodreads April 8-10. There will be loads of games, giveaways, and general fun. Go Indie Now is having 72-hour live coverage of the event, plus panels, interviews, and lots more. Here’s what you can expect from Go Indie Now’s live coverage:

Yours truly is going to be moderator for the Women in Publishing/Strong Leadership panel!

When: April 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: YouTube (click here!)

Who: I will moderate, and we’ll have on the panel Angela B. Chrysler, Marnie Cate, Markie Jordan, Claire Plaisted, Jessica Wren, and Amie Winters. This is a lineup you don’t want to miss – women who work in every corner of the field.

Ask us questions by tweeting using the hashtag #b2bwomeninpub any time between now and the show. I’ll compile the questions and have our fantastic panel discuss them. You can also suggest discussion topics!

I hope you’ll be there!

 

Go Indie Now: The Latest Indie Trends

Indie is where you discover brave new adventures in creativity. My friend Joe Compton, author of Amongst the Killing and super fantastic supporter of all things indie, has started a website called Go Indie Now. It’s the place to be for live interviews, events, and more, all revolving around the latest in indie culture. Authors, musicians, movie producers, and loads of other indie artists are and will be featured constantly and consistently to give you your indie fix.

I was lucky enough to be featured on Go Indie Now’s very first podcast and YouTube video series! My chat with Joe was so much fun, you’ll feel like you’re sitting right there with us. Visit his video and comment so we can all discuss: https://youtu.be/taoN8PaU6Qg?t=48m53s. That link takes you right to my chat with Joe, but watch the whole video for more interviews, all so completely different: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taoN8PaU6Qg&feature=youtu.be. Don’t feel like watching a video? You can listen to the podcast of our chat: http://goindienow.podbean.com/e/goindienow-episode-1-interview-with-christie-stratos/.

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The next HUGE event is the weekend of April 8-10, when Go Indie Now will be having 72 hours of live coverage for the Brain to Books Cyber Convention. That’s 3 full days of interviews, chats, music, first-look book trailers, and all sorts of cutting edge things. Everyone will be talking about it, so be sure to stop by Go Indie Now’s site! I’ll be moderating a discussion between some amazing women in the publishing industry, and I’ll probably participate in more than one live event. Watch my blog for dates and times.

In the meantime, be sure to congratulate Joe on his wonderful support of all things indie!

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