Market Yourself: Social Media for Writers

Social Media: Marketing your Writing Note: This is a talking paper for a lesson I teach to Emerald Coast Writers. Don’t expect it to talk by itself. I do that in person. But the links below speak for themselves. Social Media can help you build your writer’s platform. What’s a …

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Time for Author Interviews: Open Invitation

I found out yesterday that November is Adopt an Indie Month, dreamed up by Donna Brown of bookbagsandcatnaps.com. I already know author cross-promotion is a win-win, and I love the idea of saving time while also creating worthwhile content for my followers, mostly other writers. I’ve adopted one author already, Elizabeth Kirk, …

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What’s a Writer’s Platform? How not to fall off!

I heard the word “platform” a couple of years ago at a writers’ conference but never really understood what it meant. Sure, I got a vague notion it was about marketing, but I felt shaky about how to do so. Nobody ever defined “platform” in any subsequent workshop or conference, …

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Imago Fly Away

One thing for sure, Rachael Harrie’s Platform Building Campaign keeps me flying along: blogging, following other blogs and writing. She’s set a new challenge, which is: Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog …

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Platform falling, I mean following!

Rachael Harrie is an author so platform oriented that she’s run 2 successful writers’ platform building campaigns and started a third. I wish I were this organized. I really wish I had as many followers. I hope to gain more by joining her campaign and following her instructions. You can …

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