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Ways to leverage Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, your blog and more to help build your author platform and make you a better writer.

Ways to leverage Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, your blog and more to help build your author platform and make you a better writer.

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    • How Social Media Can Make You A Better Writer Janet Wallace Social Deviants
    • I'm a Writer. Why do I need Social Media?
      • 1. Socialnomics: Social Media Revolution
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      • 2. Because it's Word of Mouth on STEROIDS 
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      • 3. Because you need to get out of the basement, attic or just your head and interact with like-minded people.
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      • 4. Because publishers, agents, etc. want to know that you know social media is important and have built a base.
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      • 5. It's fun.
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      • 6. It will help you become a better writer.
    • What do you mean "It will help me become a better writer?"
      • 1. research
      • 2. fellowship
      • 3. feedback -- writing groups
      • 4. listen to what people are saying
      • 5. talk to agents (and ask questions)
      • 6. competitive/market analysis
      • 7. find an audience
      • 8. writing coaches, writing blogs, newsletters, etc to help you with the practice and application of writing.
      • 9. learn how to promote yourself, your book(s) or your blog or your app...
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      • and much more...
    • Where Do I Start?
      • 1. What's Your Goal or Goals?
      • -- what or who are you trying to promote and why
      • this, above all else, will determine how you attack SM (social media)
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      • 2. What's Your Brand Strategy and Why is it Important?
      • -- is it you, your book, both?
      • -- how do you figure it out?
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      • 3. Packaging
      • -- web site design, color choices, name choices, SEO/SEM efficiency, identity
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      • Social Deviants
    • Okay, So Now Where Do I Start?
      • Facebook Profile VS. Facebook Page
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      • Twitter
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      • YouTube
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      • Blog
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      • Skype
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      • Stumble Upon
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      • the list goes on and on
    • How Do I Manage It All? When Will I Actually Write?
      • 1. COMMUNICATION -- let your readers/audience know when you are available online.
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      • 2. Commitment
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      • 3. Consistency
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      • TOOLS:
      • threadsy.com
      • Hootsuite.com
      • Tweedeck
      • Social Oomph
    • Twitter for Writers
      • information, sharing, research
      • search.twitter.com
      • #writegoal
      • #amwriting
      • #askagent
      • #litchat
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      • lists
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      • agents, editors, publishers, authors
      • Mashable  link goes to list of 100+ authors worth following
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      • promotion
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      • coaching, tips and inspiration
      • @wordstrumpet
      • @thecreativepenn  
    • Facebook Page for Writers
        • Connect with friends, family, fans, and more
        • Engaging in conversation through status updates and commenting
        • Create events to invite people to readings, parties and appearances
        • Create more conversation by utilizing discussion boards
        • Upload pictures and video, including book trailers and interviews
        • Share links, such as posts to reviews and articles
        • Link to your website, blog, and sites that sell your book
        • Share news about your friends, too
        • Have fun!
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      • You can do all these things in other locations, but you need to be everywhere your readers are. Not everyone on FB is on Twitter, therefore you need to go to them.
    • More on Facebook
      • -- you can buy ads and Geo AND Demo target them.
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      • -- you can join groups
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      • -- when people "Like"  your page, any info you create will show up in their stream, which will reach a wider audience than you could alone -- that can not be understated.
    • Blogs on Writing and Publishing You Should Know
      • Social Media for Writers
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      • The Creative Penn
      •   -- Author 2.0 a free guide to help you build your online platform to write, sell, promote your book
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      • Scribd
      • --  Social Media for Authors
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      • Chris Brogan
      • (link goes to a post from 2008 "Promoting Your Book Online")
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      • Wordstrumpet
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      • CopyBlogger, Nathan Bransford, Alvina Ling, the list goes on and on.
    • Where Should I Host My Blog?
      • WORDPRESS
    • YouTube for Writers
      • Pride and Prejudice...and Zombies
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      • Inspiring Authors
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      • [email_address]
    • Email Email Email
      • the first social media tool is getting a second life
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      • MailChimp
      • if you have less than 500 people on your mailing list then it's FREE.
      • -- one-click Google Analytics Tracking
      • -- social sharing, click map, and so much more I don't want to overwhelm you
      • -- easy integration with blogs, etc.
      • -- main thing -- easy-to-use templates for peace of mind. You'll look like a rockstar.
    • Okay, I Think I Get It, But I'm Now Completely Overwhelmed
      • 1. It isn't a race...unless it is.
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      • 2. Baby Steps.
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      • 3. Discipline is a Muscle.
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      • 4. Contact me: SoDeviants@gmail.com