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8 Tips to Outsmart Facebook, Dorothy Parker Style

Ellen Meister

Dorothy ParkerChurlish. Mean. Difficult. Insensitive. When I first got the idea to introduce the acid-tongued Dorothy Parker to social media, I had no idea I would soon be using those adjectives to describe Facebook.

It started in early 2011. I was working on a new novel that resurrected the great 1920s literary wit as a fictional character in a contemporary setting, and I thought it might be fun to see if I could connect with a few hundred fellow fans.… Read the post

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5 Things Readers Want from Novelists on Social Media

Turning Whine into Gold:
5 things readers want from novelists on social media

by Kathryn Craft

kathryncraftYou may not have a book out, but if you have expressed on Twitter or Facebook your hope to be a published author, you have indeed begun a social media campaign.… Read the post

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The Difference Between Your “Current Platform” and “Future Platform”

By Chuck Sambuchino

medium_2490315446Ah, platform. It’s that dirty word writers hate. It appeared several years ago like a bad dream — a word publishing bigwigs used to describe a writer’s ability to sell their own work through a writer’s social media, networking and visibility.… Read the post

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Time to Get Personal (Skills) - Publishing Decisions, Part 4

Writers in the Storm welcomes Susan Spann, contributing guest for Part 4 of her Publishing Decisions series.

by Susan Spann

Thanks for joining me today as we continue our look at publishing paths and how smart authors choose between them.

Last month we talked about “getting busy” with writing goals and business plans– because authors should never forget that writing is a business as well as an avocation.… Read the post

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