Tag: Networking

Social Media for Writers: Which Platforms You Need to be on, Based on What You Write

Having a web presence is essential for all writers in the twenty-first century.

Whether you write fiction, poetry, scripts, nonfiction or all of the above, social media can help to boost your audience.

Even if you haven’t finished your work in progress yet, there’s no excuse for not starting to build your profile now. The sooner you start, the bigger your audience will be by the time your work is ready.

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Are You Blogging for the Wrong Reasons?

‘I hate blogging. I did it regularly for six months and got nothing out of it.’

Sound familiar?

I’ve heard lots of writers say this. And when I say ‘lots’, I mean more than half of the ones I’ve spoken to about it.

Because of their experience, they assume it’s a waste of time for them. So they give up.

But the reasons they struggle are always the same: they’re approaching it all wrong.

Let’s break down how they’re approaching it wrong (and how you could be too), and how to fix it.

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Power Dressing for Authors

You may be wondering why power dressing matters for authors.

You may want to argue that it doesn’t.

But from the minute you write your first words to when you read your finished piece to your audience, your outfit matters.

The clothes we wear affect how we feel.

When we dress scruffy, we feel scruffy.

When we power dress, we feel empowered. We feel in control.

This feeling of empowerment affects every step of our writing process.

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The Benefits of LinkedIn for Writers

I’ve come across quite a few people—mostly fellow writers—who have an aversion to LinkedIn. It confuses them, they don’t see the point in it, they prefer Facebook or just don’t want another social media account are some of the reasons I’ve heard.

If you fall into this camp but are serious about being a writer–or any career path in the twenty first century–you’re screwing yourself over.

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