Social Media for Writers

Social Media for Dummies Writers

The simple fact is, if you want people to read your work, then they have to know it exists.

Whether you choose traditional publishing, self publishing, or something in between, a social media presence is critical to letting the world know that you have something to offer.

If you self-publish, you need to get the word out on your own.

Traditional publishing agents will Google you first to see if you have a social media following before accepting you as a client.

Once you have a following, your fans will want to know about your next manuscript.

But don’t despair, it’s not that hard.

 

First…

Decide what social media outlets/platforms you want to attack.

The more sites, the better.

And once you set up your blog, the others can usually feed from it, so the extra work is minimal.

 

You need…

  • A website (your home page)
  • A blog (a place where you post your thoughts and useful info, like this)

And one or more of the following…

 

YouTube is VIDEO based.

You upload videos from your computer. Making videos is a LOT of work.

 

InstaGram, Pinterest, SnapChat and Flickr are PHOTO based.

You send a picture from your  SMART PHONE.

They’re not what we’re after unless you’re publishing a book of photos.

 

Others are Gab, VK, WeChat, Reddit,  WhatsApp, Weibo, and Wikia

 

TOMORROW => Creating a Website for Dummies Writers

The thirty-seven-page story is composed as a single sentence

What’s perhaps most astonishing, however, is that the thirty-seven-page story is composed as a single sentence.

Saul Anton reviews this amazing book by László Krasznahorkai’s 

In fact, seven of the twenty pieces (and a coda) in The World Goes On are single-sentence works, accounting for nearly two hundred of the book’s three hundred and eleven pages.

The sixty-three-year-old winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize is on record arguing that the short sentence and the paragraph break are artificial constraints.

Read the entire article HERE.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

To all writers and readers, a warm and happy Thanksgiving.

Happy reading.

·         The Kingdom of the Greedy

·         Thankful

·         The First Thanksgiving

·         Wishbone Valley

·         Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

·         The Purple Dress

·         The Genesis of the Doughnut Club

·         Aunt Susanna’s Thanksgiving Dinner

·         John Inglefield’s Thanksgiving

·         The Night Before Thanksgiving

·         An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving

·         Bert’s Thanksgiving

·         The Case of the Missing Turkey Leg

·         Mrs. Turner’s Pumpkin Pie

Try being a “Morning Person”

Research shows that morning versus evening types show a classic left-brain versus right-brain division.

Numerous studies have found that morning people are more persistent, self-directed and agreeable. They set higher goals for themselves, plan for the future more and have a better sense of well-being. And compared to night owls, they’re less likely to be depressed, drink or smoke.

Although morning types may achieve more academically, night owls tend to perform better on measures of memory, processing speed and cognitive ability, even when they have to perform those tasks in the morning. Night-time people are also more open to new experiences and seek them out more. They may be more creative (although not always). And contrary to the maxim (‘healthy, wealthy and wise’), one study showed that night owls are as healthy and wise as morning types – and a little bit wealthier.

The article has much more of note to check on, read the full article HERE.
AND today on NPR there was a lengthy podcast called THE HIDDEN BRAIN that was a trove of important news about sleep.

Check out the full PodCast HERE