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Eagerink
(@eagerink)
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Posts: 118

Hello Everyone,

It has come to my attention recently that having a visibly strong online following is a positive sign for publishers and may help one to be published. Since I have virtually no following, I thought I would start a place were we could share our social media handles, websites, amazon pages, goodreads, etc. I think some of you may already be supporting each other in this way, but I wanted a place were our info was more organized and where anybody could add a post.

So I will start off with what I have now. I'm just getting started so don't have much but really, but I will update this when I get more platforms. right now I'm just starting out with facebook. I have one that is a Page where you can follow me for updates (this is where I want to accumulate followers, which is what I want to do). If you would like to friend me also, you can do that through the second link. These are two different actions -- the first is for people to follow what I post, the second is for people to be friends with me in which case I will also be friends with you. So feel free to friend me because that is how I will support you. However, I'm not always going to have time to log in, so if I end up liking your post two weeks after you post it, that is because I'm trying to support you but I don't have time to keep up with it all wotf001 (hopefully, I'm too busy writing.)

The link to my page is https://www.facebook.com/Aster-Glass-107534161051446 and the link to the place where you can friend me is https://www.facebook.com/aster.glass.94/ If you don't like clicking links you can find both of these by searching Aster Glass on FB. The one that says it is a page is the page and the one that doesn't say page is... well, the other one that you can friend me on that's not the 'page'. (But technically I think they're both pages???)

I will add more later. In the meantime, everyone please post away wotf013 I look forward to seeing everyone's posts. As a note though - if it's not clear from your username or signature what your name is, add that to your post so we know who is who wotf008

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Topic starter Posted : November 5, 2020 1:01 pm
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Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
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I'm not super active on Facebook (although I do have a lot of writing friends there now thanks to SSWS 2020), but I do hang out on the margins of Writing Twitter. My username there is @lizticknor .

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : November 5, 2020 10:25 pm
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scribblesatdusk
(@scribblesatdusk)
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Posts: 93

This is a cool idea. I have this: https://awakennightmare.wixsite.com/yelenacrane/my-blog

I'll be deleting my fb soon, too toxic for me.

V36:Q3 HM
V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM
V38: R,HM, ?

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Posted : November 6, 2020 2:26 am
Eagerink
(@eagerink)
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Posts: 118

Disgruntledpeony, I see that you have a website link in your bio. That's a good idea too.

And totally understand both of you on the FB thing, I try to avoid it as well, but I've heard it's the best place to advertise so that's why I started there. As an added note I keep things very positive
in case anyone was concerned.

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Topic starter Posted : November 6, 2020 10:21 am
rjklee
(@rjklee)
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Posts: 173

Good idea! Feel free to add me. FB’s a mixed personal and professional page for me and the other two are writing/reading focused.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/rylandjkayinlee
Twitter: @rylandjklee
Personal Blog (I post a clickable list of submission deadlines twice a month): https://figmentsdiehard.blogspot.com/

Oh, and I’m doing NaNoWriMo as a rebel—if you’re doing that, you can add me for comparing stats/progress: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/r-j- ... e-highways

R.J.K. Lee
WotF 2015-present: HMx6 SHMx1
My blog has monthly lists of upcoming deadlines and submission windows; let them motivate you to be more productive: https://figmentsdiehard.blogspot.com/
Give a listen to my creepy reading of my original flash fiction piece on the December 2020 episode of the Weird Christmas Podcast at the 22:10 mark: https://weirdchristmas.com/2020/12/23/weird-xmas-flash-fiction-2020-contest-results/. May Stosh persevere.

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Posted : November 6, 2020 7:36 pm
Beth Powers
(@bethpowers)
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Posts: 127

I'm not very active on any social media, but I do have them (and keep them updated with any important news!)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beth-Powe ... 1331259356 (since I use FB as a page rather than a profile, it frequently won't let me do things like comment on other people's posts, follow, or message anyone, so if you try to get in touch with me there and I don't respond, it's probably because of FB and not me!)
Twitter & Instagram: @DrBethPowers
And my website has all the links and a follow button: https://bethpowers.com/

Beth Powers
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Silver HM x 2
HM x 15
Entries x 55
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Collected Stories: Sorcery & Widgets

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Posted : January 3, 2021 4:24 pm
Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
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Posts: 984

You can definitely support me by liking my pictures of nature and food.

Instagram: thewind_dustin

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 5 SilverHM. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : January 7, 2021 4:35 am
DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
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Posts: 344

I trashed Facebook, no longer care to have it in my life. I actually quite like Twitter -- I'm @RobertLWilkins there -- and if you're a Twitter user who gets fed up with a toxic feed, you should immediately take a look at the "muted keywords" feature (found via More -> Settings and privacy -> Privacy and safety -> Mute and block). A few well-selected keywords will transform your experience.

I'm still working up my actual writer website, mocking up possibilities at the moment. I have a vague goal to get something up by June, but it won't be the finished article by then.

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 / Q4.V38 currently in crit/revision stage
Last result: SHM for Q2.V38
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle
Revised HM ('The Winds of the Mind') forthcoming at Abyss and Apex, ~October 2023

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Posted : May 10, 2021 10:32 pm
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pdblake
(@pdblake)
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I don't do social media as a rule. I dumped Facebook and twitter long ago. I do blog sporadically and have a web site (linked in my sig) where I showcase my self published books. 

www.pdblake.co.uk

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Posted : May 10, 2021 11:59 pm
DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
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Posted by: @pdblake

I don't do social media as a rule. I dumped Facebook and twitter long ago. I do blog sporadically and have a web site (linked in my sig) where I showcase my self published books. 

I'm not seeing a signature for you in the forum, does it need to be set up again?

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 / Q4.V38 currently in crit/revision stage
Last result: SHM for Q2.V38
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle
Revised HM ('The Winds of the Mind') forthcoming at Abyss and Apex, ~October 2023

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Posted : May 11, 2021 12:31 am
pdblake
(@pdblake)
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It did indeed need setting up again. Thanks. 

www.pdblake.co.uk

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Posted : May 11, 2021 1:13 am
J.D. Wilson
(@jdw4lrhwriters)
Active Member
Posts: 12

My website ---- JDWilsonBooks.com 

Two self-published (Amazon/Kindle) novels... one collection of horror short stories... Meager sales, but I continue on.

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Posted : July 20, 2021 5:54 pm
dommichaels
(@dommichaels)
Active Member
Posts: 24

For an indie writer, marketing is the biggest challenge. If you want a good primer on indie marketing, check out davidgaughran.com (if you haven't already done so). Most of his stuff is free, and he's a straight shooter, unlike a lot of folks out there who just want to take your money.

Also, FWIW, I looked at one of your books on Amazon with the "look inside" feature. I thought the writing looked good ... but people look at the blurb first, and the blurb didn't have a good "hook". I think if you spent some time on that and maybe tried some of the promo sites for giving away books ... you could get some reads. Just make sure to use the back matter of your Kindle editions to point them to your website (and consider a freebie on your site to get them to subscribe to your mailing list).

Good luck!

V37 Q3 - HM, V37 Q4 - HM, V38 Q1 - HM, V38 Q2 - HM

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Posted : July 20, 2021 9:33 pm
Morgan
(@morgan-broadhead)
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Posts: 98

What a terrific idea! I'm pretty active on social media, but I have zero followers for any of my writing stuff.

Website: morganbroadhead.com

Twitter: @FictionMorgan

Facebook: Morgan L. Broadhead

Instagram: @morganspecfic

"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
- Stephen King
Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com

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Posted : July 27, 2021 5:18 am
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