Saturday, March 30, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

A Definition of Author Platform

By Jane Friedman @JaneFriedman

Platform is one of the most difficult concepts to explain, partly because everyone defines it a little differently.

But one thing that I know for sure: Editors and agents are attracted to authors who have this thing called “platform.”

What editors and agents typically mean by platform

They’re looking for someone with visibility and authority who has proven reach to a target audience.

Let’s break this down further.

Click here to read the complete article (see #1 below)


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. A Definition of Author Platform via @JaneFriedman
  2. How Many Users Should You Follow On Twitter?
  3. How to Plan for Promoting Your Book via Wordsmith Studio
  4. One key to handling exposition: @GoIntoTheStory RT @elizabethscraig
  5. 7 Ways To Improve Your Outlines: @goodinaroom RT @elizabethscraig
  6. Think You Oughta Be in Pictures? via @RachelleGardner
  7. 2 Dialogue Tips from Studying SitComs: Just Spit it Out via Fiction Notes
  8. How do you REALLY build a blog community? A love story
  9. Janice Hardy Teaches Writers How To Be Their Own Book Doctor @woodwardkaren
  10. Are Ebook Sales Declining? via @JohnKremer
  11. Luvocracy: Pinterest for People Who Actually Want to Buy Stuff
  12. Eight tips for aspiring authors via @TahliaNewland
  13. 18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  14. 25 Things I Want To Say To So-Called “Aspiring” Writers via @ChuckWendig
  15. 3 Things to Do When You Have to Start Writing (That Aren't "Start Writing"): @GeoffreyCubbage RT @elizabethscraig
  16. Writing for trends:  @TaliaVance @elizabethscraig:
  17. Six Steps for Getting National Media Coverage Guest post by L. Drew Gerber via @JohnKremer
  18. The First Lines From author J.M. Ney-Grim via @PassiveVoiceBlg 

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Happy writing & running, Kathy

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