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Eagerink
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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

 
Posted : November 5, 2020 1:01 pm
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Disgruntled Peony
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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 .

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Posted : November 5, 2020 10:25 pm
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Yelena
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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.

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Posted : November 6, 2020 2:26 am
Eagerink
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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.

 
Posted : November 6, 2020 10:21 am
R.J.K. Lee
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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.

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Posted : November 6, 2020 7:36 pm
Beth Powers
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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!)
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Posted : January 3, 2021 4:24 pm
Dustin Adams
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You can definitely support me by liking my pictures of nature and food.

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Posted : January 7, 2021 4:35 am
DoctorJest
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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.

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Posted : May 10, 2021 10:32 pm
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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. 

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Posted : May 10, 2021 11:59 pm
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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?

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

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Posted : May 11, 2021 1:13 am
J.D. Wilson
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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
Dom
 Dom
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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!

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Posted : July 20, 2021 9:33 pm
Morgan
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What a terrific idea! I'm pretty active on social media, but I have zero followers for any of my writing stuff.

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Posted : July 27, 2021 5:18 am
pdblake
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Ok, I posted something similar on my blog a while ago and chickened out. This time I'm leaving it up. Mental health makes some uncomfortable but hopefully it might help someone. The next blog post will be something lighter, I promise, maybe with pictures.

 

https://skeletonsintheclosetpdblake.wordpress.com/2021/12/07/writing-progress-and-why-it-sometimes-stops/

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Posted : December 7, 2021 6:25 am
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Posted by: @pdblake

Ok, I posted something similar on my blog a while ago and chickened out. This time I'm leaving it up. Mental health makes some uncomfortable but hopefully it might help someone. The next blog post will be something lighter, I promise, maybe with pictures.

 

https://skeletonsintheclosetpdblake.wordpress.com/2021/12/07/writing-progress-and-why-it-sometimes-stops/

I'm glad you didn't chicken out and decided to leave it posted. I enjoyed the article. I've never experienced PTSD, but through your words I can definitely catch a glimpse of the awfulness you must have gone through.

I wrote about my own experience of dealing with depression and how it impacted my writing, and also vice versa. I won't post the link here because I don't want to detract from your very important and personal message, but you can find it on my website if you're interested. Maybe it'll also help? I dunno.

We're here for you, buddy. Hang in there!

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Posted : December 7, 2021 6:50 am
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Posted by: @morgan-broadhead
Posted by: @pdblake

Ok, I posted something similar on my blog a while ago and chickened out. This time I'm leaving it up. Mental health makes some uncomfortable but hopefully it might help someone. The next blog post will be something lighter, I promise, maybe with pictures.

 

https://skeletonsintheclosetpdblake.wordpress.com/2021/12/07/writing-progress-and-why-it-sometimes-stops/

I'm glad you didn't chicken out and decided to leave it posted. I enjoyed the article. I've never experienced PTSD, but through your words I can definitely catch a glimpse of the awfulness you must have gone through.

I wrote about my own experience of dealing with depression and how it impacted my writing, and also vice versa. I won't post the link here because I don't want to detract from your very important and personal message, but you can find it on my website if you're interested. Maybe it'll also help? I dunno.

We're here for you, buddy. Hang in there!

Thanks.

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Posted : December 7, 2021 7:18 am
pdblake
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@morgan-broadhead I left a comment on your article. I get you. 

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Posted : December 7, 2021 11:20 am
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My Twitter is https://twitter.com/GracefulEase and I've started adding the more vocal of you. If I haven't followed you yet, follow me and I'll follow you right back.

 

Question to everyone: how critical is having a website to success in the writing industry? I've been thinking about it a lot recently, but as I haven't had any real success yet (just one publication in a magazine that died 5 years ago, and two HMs) I'm not convinced it's a great use of money/time.

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Posted : January 7, 2022 8:41 am
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Posted by: @ease

My Twitter is https://twitter.com/GracefulEase and I've started adding the more vocal of you. If I haven't followed you yet, follow me and I'll follow you right back.

 

Question to everyone: how critical is having a website to success in the writing industry? I've been thinking about it a lot recently, but as I haven't had any real success yet (just one publication in a magazine that died 5 years ago, and two HMs) I'm not convinced it's a great use of money/time.

I did not have any social media accounts until I made the pro-rate sale to Third Flatiron for “Beast of the Month.” I didn’t want social media accounts because they take time, but they’re necessary in today’s world to grow your visibility as a writer and your career. So, with that sale I told myself it was time, and I was correct. John Goodwin, president of Author Services, started following me on FB as he saw all the WotF certificates I was posting, in addition to my growing writing sales and voice-over work for magazines. He posted, “I feel like I’m watching a professional career take off,” and his prediction was correct. Not long after that, I won WotF, which only increases your visibility. Having social media platforms in place gave me the Wulf Moon station to share these achievements from, building more fans.

You do need content. And you need to collect names for your mail list, because one day you’ll send monthly newsletters out. My recommendation? Find one or two platforms you already love to start building from. Start a simple website for now, and share your successes as they happen in a blog, even if it’s getting an HM here, or just sending a story out. But until you make that first noteworthy sale, I would not invest much time in it. You’re better off spending your time writing and seeking that sale or contest win that will get you visibility, and then you’ll have the Graceful Ease station already wired up to broadcast from.

I hope that helps. 😊

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Posted : January 7, 2022 10:20 am
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Posted by: @ease

My Twitter is https://twitter.com/GracefulEase and I've started adding the more vocal of you. If I haven't followed you yet, follow me and I'll follow you right back.

 

Question to everyone: how critical is having a website to success in the writing industry? I've been thinking about it a lot recently, but as I haven't had any real success yet (just one publication in a magazine that died 5 years ago, and two HMs) I'm not convinced it's a great use of money/time.

I've never considered my website critical to my writing success, although I suppose that depends on how we define "writing success". "Writing success" for me means finishing the stuff I start BEFORE starting new stuff. It also means (one day) having my stories published in pro venues.

I decided to get my own website just because there are things I want to say that aren't always related to writing. Not quite an online journal or "blog" (man, I hate that word) but just some place I can post my thoughts and mouth off. And unlike social media sites like Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, I can say whatever I want and no one can block me or suspend me or shut me down. Also, I control the content of any comments that get posted to my site. I get to block or edit or boot THEM if they don't abide by my sandbox rules.

The other reason I wanted my own site is because I consider it my home base for all my content. I can post my own stories there, especially the ones I think are fun, but might not be all that great for submitting. I can create, experiment, do my own thing, whatever. Also, I hope I can be some kind of useful resource for someone else. I hope my content helps someone who might be experiencing the same things. Just having a place I can post my thoughts and feelings and ideas helps me clarify my own thinking and allows me to work through stuff.

Well that went longer than I intended! Hope that gives you some ideas. I do wonder sometimes if it's worth it. It does cost money to maintain, and I have, like, zero followers and not many comments and I really have no idea what kind of audience I'm reaching. But it is like writing in that you have to do it for yourself first and foremost. Good luck!

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Posted : January 7, 2022 10:39 am
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I recently launched a Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/rebeccaetreasure)!

My editing services will still be available via the website, but Patrons will receive discounts, as well as access to workshops and stories. My review series, "On My Lunch", will be moving over to the Patreon but remain free. The biggest benefit to becoming a Patron, aside from supporting my endeavors, will be the ability to watch (and help!) as I rewrite my very first novel, Star Heart, a chapter at a time.

I'll be posting Chapter 1 on April 1st! I am humbly grateful for any support Smile

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Posted : March 23, 2022 9:04 am
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pdblake
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I recently changed my blog, or rather renamed it and gave it a new look. I'll probably tinker with it a bit for a while but please let me know what you think.

 

https://pdblakeauthor.wordpress.com/

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Posted : June 16, 2022 2:46 am
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@pdblake Looks nice! Do you have a twitter handle or FB author page to follow?

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Posted : June 16, 2022 9:14 am
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@lost_bard Thanks. I stopped doing social media years ago, found it too much hassle, never really missed it either. 

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Posted : June 16, 2022 9:17 am
Mike Jack Stoumbos
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Hello Forumites! I would love to get some help in spreading the word about a new anthology featuring many of the authors in the forum, not all of whom I know how to tag.

Murderbirds an avian anthology about our feathered fiends at their most dangerous is coming to Kickstarter on September 9th. The pre-registration link is available here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikejackstoumbos/murderbirds-an-avian-anthology

And a preview story from Z.T. Bright can be found here: mikejackstoumbos.com/murderbirds-anthology

The authors include Martin L. Shoemaker, Z.T. Bright, Desmond Astaire, Jenny Perry Carr, Ryan Cole, Yelena Crane, John Gleason, J.L. George, N. V. Haskell, David Hankins, Akis Linardos, John K. Patterson, Leah Ning, Michael Panter, M Elizabeth Ticknor, Rebecca E. Treasure. (And we have a few bonus ones lined up if we get enough funding to include some extra stories.)

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Posted : August 29, 2022 8:28 pm
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@mikejackstoumbos There are so many Forumites and WotF winners in this anthology! Happy to support! Sign up now for Kickstarter notifications, Forumites! Please share on your social. Let’s help Mike achieve an impressive liftoff on his very first anthology! Cheers!

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Posted : September 1, 2022 10:32 am
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Considering the rapid unplanned desconstruction of twitter, has anyone moved to Mastodon? I was about to create an account but couldn't find a good writing server: is anyone already in one?

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Posted : November 18, 2022 6:44 pm
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Here goes!

I have some activity in alot of places(just opened a tiktok) I’m trying to be a little more active on social media and marketing but not so much as to slow down my writing and art progress.

website: www.clforsauthor.com

facebook: C.L.Fors (page and profile) also The Primogenitor Series (page)

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instagram: CL Fors

My Books are available on Amazon the Primogenitor series by CL fors, Progeny, Adaptation, Reunion, (Schism out soon)

Anyone that wants to friend request me on Facebook or the other platforms feel free. I’m only careful who I accept on my personal Facebook. If you want to friend my personal profile (Cherrie Lynn) PM me first Smile

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Posted : November 18, 2022 8:27 pm
David Hankins
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Thanks @clfors for the reminder to share! I'm active on Facebook and Twitter and have a monthly newsletter I run through my website.

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I look forward to seeing you!

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