Monday, September 9, 2013

Connections: A New Addition to Monday Morning Book Club

Introduction by Laurie Epps

Many of you know that I've worked as an editorial intern for Edie Melson. What some of you may not know is that she is also my mentor and a forerunner in the writing community.

Edie has a unique niche. People all over the United States go to her with any questions regarding Social Media. In the future, I hope to interview Edie and share with all of you her journey to receive this recognition.

To begin this journey with us, follow along at home with her book, Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers. You can also follow along with her own Social Media Mondays column at

Photo Courtesy of Mary Denman
Edie Melson is a leading professional in the writing industry. She’s a sought after writing instructor; and her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge MountainsChristian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others.

She’s a prolific writer, publishing thousands of articles over the years, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. Edie is a regular contributor on the popular Novel Rocket and Inspire a Fire websites, as well as social media columnist forSouthern Writers Magazine.

In keeping up with the leading edge of all things digital Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on Twitter, Facebook, and social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her bestselling eBook on this subject, has recently been updated and expanded and re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers.

Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home When Your SoldierLeaves for Battle, is Edie’s heart project. This devotional book for those with family members in the military debuted on Veterans Day, 2011.

She’s a member of numerous civic and professional organizations, including Blue Star Mothers, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also the Social Media Mentor for the My Book Therapy Core Team, and the Assistant Acquisitions Editor
Connect with her through Twitter or Facebook.

Photo Courtesy of Mary Denman
Next week, we're going to talk about:

  • Writing for an Internet audience, and
  • Choosing Your Blogging Platform;
    • Blogger
    • WordPress, or
    • Typepad.

Laurie Epps is a senior at Anderson University majoring in Creative Writing. Already Laurie is most published as a feature article writer, essayist, and poet. A seeker of beauty and world traveler, Laurie hopes to grow into a career in travel writing illuminating the many stories that make us human despite our differences. Currently, Laurie also has a Thoughtful Thursday column dedicated to the fine art of poetry and a column called Fiction to Film that is an accompaniment to English 365 at Anderson University.

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