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Have More Fun With Your Social Media: Pinterest by Catharine Bramkamp

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For an author the very first social media channel for your book is Facebook. The second best way to be found (both you and your book) is through Twitter, but Twitter can be overwhelming as well as time consuming. The next best social media channel for authors is Pinterest.

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A Writer’s Shame by Annmarie Miles

Have you ever felt it? The burning shame of knowing that you haven’t blogged in ages. When you look in your bag and your notebook is staring at you, all wounded and bereft because you haven’t opened it in a while. You WIP’s protagonist, who you once knew better than you know yourself, is now a distant stranger. You watch wistfully, and with more than a smidgeon of envy, the Facebook posts of writers who are blogging, editing and publishing like the wind. If you have felt such things, then you know what it is to feel it. The shame of the writer, who is not writing.

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Writing for Scanners by Annmarie Miles

I heard a great phrase a couple of years ago that has stayed with me. The speaker said, “We live in a pierce & ding age. You pierce the top of a frozen meal, a few minutes in the microwave; and DING; it’s ready.” The point she was making was about how fast things happen now, and how we’ve gotten used to it. People look for instant responses to emails, we don’t like to wait for webpages to load, and we pay to see the preview episode of our favourite box set; because we just can’t wait.

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Social Media For Fiction Authors: Show Up Everyday, Okay Regularly. Really.

Major confession time. I stopped blogging regularly a few days ago, and my traffic has been cut in half. And I started blogging more about a topic that is probably not that interesting to most of my readers: my new novel’s blog tour. So two major faux pas, but I’m just going to concentrate on the first one.

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Tip #2: Expanding Your Social Networking Circle from 0 to 100

Many authors stare at me with a stunned look on their face when faced with the prospect of making new connections on social media. It can be daunting, confusing, scary even. We may think that we’re starting with nothing and that’s a scary prospect. But actually, we all already have a social circle. We just need to recreate it in a new place and grow upon that.

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Social Media Tip for Authors #3: Do What You Love/Like/Enjoy

Many authors think they have to do everything in social media, but cringe when they think if using _______ . (Fill in the blank with Facebook or Twitter or blogging or another social media tool.) And that keeps us away from even experimenting. But actually you just need to get active in the one (or two) venues you enjoy. Because your passion shows through!

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Social Media Tip for Authors #6: Share

Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice the your social media tips so that you can: * Connect with your readers and get to know them * Let them get to know you * Build your network * Create your author platform — Today’s Tip #6: Share — Share what? Share yourself, your humanity, your vulnerability, a slice of your daily life? Why? Because we all want to connect with each other, feel each other’s humanity, belong and be loved.