About Me Monday: Open Book Blog Hop


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My work area is nowhere this neat and organized and I'd probably manage to hurt myself with the thumbtacks. Hurting myself is a given. I just hurt myself on the lap desk that I use to hold my keyboard while engaging in epic literary exploits that lesser writers are jealous of.

By lesser writers, I mean my cat. Who isn't actually jealous, but she can't write. She lays down on the keyboard sometimes. 

Anyway, today's question is, what tools do you use when writing?

I have the Grammarly and ProWritingAid extensions for Brave. They are mostly useful but I cuss at them a lot. Like now. Shut up, ProWritingAid! I am engaging in an epic stream of consciousness! A tool like you wouldn't understand!

I use Twitter. I tend to call it Twatter. To me, Twitter is a tool. I occasionally engage in minor banter. Rarely, I rip someone a new one. I generally ignore stupidity because it isn't worth my time to bother with it, but every now and then some flabbergastingly moronic buttface says something so despicable that I can't stop myself from tearing into them. Ageism is alive and well, a lot of people have never left junior high and think that ad hominem attacks are high art, and if you think sexism and racism are dead, you have obviously never forayed into Twatter territory. But I digress. 

You can follow me on Twitter. I have a fair number of followers and I follow back. I'm usually friendly unless you commit one of the above infractions.

I use Twitter primarily to share links, both mine and other people's. Facebook is practically useless these days, although I still engage with the Snippet Sunday group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/401643826588474

I use blog hops to spread the word about my work. The big three that I engage with are MFRW Book Hooks, Weekend Writing Warriors, and Rainbow Snippets.

I am a member of the MFRW IO group. You don't need to be a romance writer to join although most of the group members write romance in some capacity.

Recently I started using Triberr. Many members of MFRW swear by Triberr for getting more sales and engagement. I created a Triberr membership last year and was completely overwhelmed. The key to making Triberr work for you is to follow tribes related to your interests. When you share other people's posts, they will in turn share yours. Here is my Triberr link so you can engage with true awesomeness.

All kidding aside, you can learn much more about Triberr from Kayelle Allen than you can from me. 

I also use my blogs as a promotion tool, although in my experience when people get to know a little about me, that kind of backfires. I'm such a scathing little ray of black hole sunshine and my resting bitch face never rests. It kind of scares people.

Ornery Owl wishes you a Happy Eat Chocolate day today and a happy Ornery's Birthday tomorrow. Ornery's birthday is a worldwide holiday where people cower in terror in the back of their houses pretending that they aren't at home in case the knock on the door happens to be me. They don't need to be afraid, though, as long as they have chocolate, cookies, cheese, or crunchy snacks. I can be appeased with those.

~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~

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  1. I was hounded off most of social media by trolls a while ago, apart from this BlogHop I keep pretty much to myself.

    1. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry. A similar thing happened to me after I published my first book. I almost stopped writing all together.

  2. Hey Orney Owl - good to see you here.
    I also use Twitter and Tribber and WeWriWa and Book Hooks. Great tools.

    1. Thank you. I'm trying to get back into the game a bit without overdoing it, which I have a strong tendency to do.

  3. Thanks for the links to the marketing groups. Very useful.

  4. A very happy (and productive) birthday for tomorrow.

    1. Thank you. My son and I are going to meet my mother for lunch. It's really more for her than for me, I think. However, we need to go to Costco anyway.

  5. I don't spend enough time on twitter to make it effective for me. But I keep trying!

    1. That's how I feel about Facebook at this point, other than the Sunday Snippets and Rainbow Snippets groups. It just isn't that useful to me.


I try to get comments published as quickly as possible. I have ADHD and anxiety and sometimes I need to work myself up to be able to respond to comments. I don't always reply to comments on my blog, but I do try to visit as many people as possible when I participate in blog hops. I share your work on the monthly Roost Recommendations posts at ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com so others can discover your work. I do read and appreciate your comments.
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