Posts Tagged “social media”

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List)

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List)

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List) Have you ever seen the #MSWL hashtag on Twitter? It stands for Manuscript Wish List. So, what the heck is a Manuscript Wish List? What do publishers and agents want? Agents and publishers have seen it all, or at least they think they have. They are on the lookout for something…

Advertising on Facebook

Advertising on Facebook

Advertising on Facebook Have you tried advertising on Facebook? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think. Keep in mind that Facebook is constantly A/B testing (e. g. checking to see if any new layouts or color schemes, etc. will make you click more), so these instructions might be a little out of date…

Working with a Facebook page

Working with a Facebook page

Working with a Facebook page How do you go about working with a Facebook page? Keep in mind that Facebook is constantly A/B testing (e. g. checking to see if new layouts or color schemes, etc. will make you click more), so these instructions might be a little out of date after a while. This…

Creating a Facebook page

Creating a Facebook page

Creating a Facebook page How do you go about creating a Facebook page? Pages versus Groups Why do you want one over another? Why does it matter? Groups, as might be expected, allow for more discussion. However, everyone is on a more or less equal footing in terms of presenting content. And if that is what…

Optimizing Twitter

Optimizing Twitter

Optimizing Twitter Now that you’re on, it’s time to start optimizing Twitter. Lists What are lists on Twitter? You may have noticed people who have a rather different follower to following ratio than you do. What do I mean by that? Let’s say you follow 100 people. And 1000 people follow you. The ratio of…

Starting a Twitter stream

Starting a Twitter stream

Starting a Twitter stream How do you go about starting a Twitter stream? Should you plunge right in, or hang back? Your Account You need a name! Let’s say you’ve taken my advice (or decided this on your own), and gone with an account just for writing. If you want a personal account, you make…

Demystifying Twitter

Demystifying Twitter

Demystifying Twitter What can Twitter do for you, the independent writer? What’s the big deal about 140 characters? Twitter is essentially a microblogging service. You broadcast your thoughts to the ether. Some of those thoughts, to be sure, are more interesting than others. Many of us know someone who tweets about everything in their lives….

Demystifying Facebook

Demystifying Facebook

Demystifying Facebook How can Facebook help you, the independent writer? It’s not just for Candy Crush anymore. Independent Writers on Facebook Like other small business persons (for that is what an indie author is, right?), you have two separate lives on any social network. One is as an individual. You have friends, you have opinions….

Lonely Writer

Lonely Writer

The Lonely Writer Are you a Lonely Writer? Independent writers can sometimes be rather lonely indeed. You can feel as if it’s just you in a sea of promotions, prompts, social media, and writer’s block. I’m here to help you. I am getting my Master’s degree in Communications (social media), and this is my capstone project. Yeah,…

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