Tag Archives | Social Media

Making the most of social networks as a writer

I love social media. Some of this is probably due to the fact that it was my day job prior to writing. In my past life as a web designer, my days consisted of designing gorgeous and useable websites for our clients, as well as coming up with content and marketing plans. Many of these proposals included social media strategies. I found my past marketing experience immensely helpful when I needed to begin promoting my […]

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Think Before You Tweet!

Social media is a wonderful tool for aspiring authors, illustrators, and publishing industry professionals. It is a fantastic way to learn about and meet editors, agents, art directors. I credit twitter for creating many of my agent relationships that I cherish and it has also helped me find authors and illustrators who I would love to work with someday. Outside of the publishing industry, social media sites have also become a great way to interact […]

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Reader Question: Internet Fiction

Hello ladies! Right now I’m part of a private writing community on LiveJournal in which a handful of us write and share with readers numbering around 1K. Before that I posted some of my work on FP but have taken down anything of length. I’m working towards querying for an agent and eventual publication, but I wonder about my participation in this group. It has been invaluable, and I’m grateful for the people I’ve met […]

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Guest Post: The Life of an Online Marketer (or, How I Turned My Love of Social Media into a Real Job)

By Rachel Geertsema — Until about a year or two ago, I didn’t know my job could possibly be a real thing. And based on the conversations I had over the recent holidays, a lot of other people thought the same. I had fun trying to explain what exactly I do (and what Twitter is) to a lot of relatives. I was often asked “So, someone is paying you to go on Facebook? What is […]

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To Pin Or Not To Pin… (A Love Story About Pinterest)

So, about a month ago, I was video chatting with Sooz, and we were talking about our books and publishing and social media (big surprise), and we somehow got to discussing Pinterest. I pretty much live under a rock, so I wound up confessing that I had ZERO idea how Pinterest even works, or why I should even bother joining. So Sooz, being the awesome person that she is, explained it to me like this: […]

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