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Winds of Change at Aware & Fair

Site Announcement:

I’ll be changing things here at the site by combining a few interests and projects. I want to focus on fiction writing, but will still curate real-life progressive politics and activism (which play in the background of my stories).

With a snarl of blogs and social networking accounts, which I have already expanded and pruned many times, I’m trying to find a nice streamlined workflow. Meanwhile, Fauzia Burke, author of Online Marketing for Busy Authors, says book writers should set up an author’s website well in advance of (God willing) publishing a book. So…

The web address here is changing to joannchateau.com — and will serve as my author website. It will include posts related to my broader personal interests, while still embracing activism and the progressive movement. I hope my dear Aware & Fair readers will continue to follow me!

As I shift over to an author’s perspective, I’ll be experimenting and trying different things. However, I expect to post and curate on topics like:

  • The Chester Chronicles (my stories)
  • Writing and blogging
  • Dogs and animal welfare
  • Progressive politics and activism

I don’t think the new web address will affect WordPress followers. For other people, expect it to change by September 7th. Meanwhile, I’ll be experimenting with different themes and site organization.

A lot of you are are poets, novel and/or non-fiction writers, and original blog content authors — if you have any helpful tips, I’m all ears!

Here’s to the winds of change… Happy blogging, everyone!

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About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

9 Comments

  1. smilecalm

    may the winds
    of change
    blow softly
    on your heart 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thank you, SmileCalm!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks, Rosaliene! I’ll be feeling my way along.

  2. Su Leslie

    Good luck with your re-organisation, and with your book.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks so much, Su! It’s bit by bit.

  3. Robert A. Vella

    Interesting change which I’ll look forward to. Like everything else it seems, getting a book published has become a highly competitive and formulaic process. My experience taught me that unless a writer has previously published works (which received monetary compensation), their chances are reduced to: 1) convincing a publisher that the book can successfully reach a targeted audience, or 2) capturing lighting-in-a-bottle with either an exceptional story or a stroke of good luck. I achieved neither, and decided to go the self-publishing route which severely limited the exposure; and, my self-advertising efforts proved futile.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thank you much, Robert. I have a friend who has self-published several books on Amazon (did you go the Amazon route?) and he is still trying to crack the code of review sites, etc. I suspect building a network with other writers (online and local) is helpful. Hang onto your manuscripts — we might yet figure something out. 🙂

      • Robert A. Vella

        My book is on Amazon, but I used CreateSpace to publish. A writers network would be helpful, thanks.

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