When I began writing my latest release – PRACTICAL MISCHIEF (Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, Book 1) – it was because I have a passion for witchcraft. In fact, I’m a witch-in-training.
I wanted to share my magickal journey with a fabulous fictional cast and crew, and thus Belle Bishop and her Wonderfully Witchy World came to life in my notebooks and then on my screen.
As I always do when I first start a new series, I began to play with how I would market these magickal, witchery-filled books. And also as always, I wanted to find a fabulous way to work-in me, myself and I – and my brand – into my promotions.
My D. D. Scott-ville brand, at its heart, is all about sassy humor and LOL fun.
Because that’s me…that’s who I am.
One of the things I do with my love of sassy humor is collect and share Bitchy Signs in all of my cyber homes (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, my personal website D. D. Scott-ville, etc.). So, first I wanted to capture that element but give it a magickal boost. To that end, my Bitchy Signs became Witchy Bitchy Signs, like this little gem:
Along with the LMAO fun though, I’m also all about paying it forward and sharing my love of life, organic food, cocktails, coffee, and quirky crazy ideas and pop culture.
But how could I work my witchery journey and new series into all of that?
And what if the fact that I am a witch-in-training scared the hell outta you?
I work with the magickal energies that are all around us. For example, I pay close attention to the moon and celebrate all of its phases. I use crystals and stones, flowers and herbs, candles and color, tarot cards, the elements of fire, water, air and earth.
What could I do with that aspect of me? And even more important, should I put that out there at all?
Did I have the balls to take a Wonderfully Witchy Risk?!
U betchyer broomsticks I did!!!
***Note: That cow is jumpin’ over the moon in style, my friends…one very savvy bovine.
So, I came out of the broom closet!!! 🙂
I started by creating what I call my D. D. Scott-ville Magickal Mantras, a series of blog posts sharing fabulous magickal tips that y’all can use in your own homes to bring more positive things into your life and banish the not-so-positive. There’s the pay it forward portion of my brand’s promise to all of you wonderful peeps. You can do a lot more than just get the scoop from my D. D. Scott-ville World, you can participate in all of the quirky crazy fun too!
Yes, I’ve taken a huge risk coming out of the broom closet with my witchery journey, but I’m being authentic, fun and sharin’ the love – all things at the heart of who I am.
And guess what?!
Thanks to so many of you A-mazing RG2E Peeps, my D. D. Scott-ville website traffic has tripled and every week now most of the posts that show up as my most influential moments (on Klout ) have to do with my wonderfully witchy adventures!
So, Welcome, RG2E Peeps, to my Wonderfully Witchy World! I can’t wait to hear what you think about Belle Bishop, my Queen of Witches.
For PRACTICAL MISCHIEF…Think The Good Witch meets The Three Stooges and Tinker Hell!
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The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott
D. D. Scott is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Author and a four-time Amazon Movers and Shakers List Author. She’s also a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy and Indie Epublishing, the Co-Founder of The WG2E– The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, and the Founder of The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to E-publishing. You can get all the scoop on her, her books, her Online Classes and Live Workshops, plus juicy tidbits too from her new cyber home…D. D. Scott-ville.