By: Kristen Lamb
We’ve been talking a lot about social media lately and I am always grateful for your comments and thoughts. This kind of feedback not only helps me improve my blog, but my also books, because I get a glimpse of your worries, weaknesses, fears, loves, and strengths.
As a teacher/mentor/expert, it’s my job to address those fears and put you at ease or reinforce when you’re headed the right direction and give you
tools and tips
to take what you’re doing to another level.
There’ve been some comments that have piqued my attention lately.
Namely this notion to
give up on social media completely to write more books (out of vexation for the
medium and the task).
Social Media is a TOTAL Waste of Time
Write more books instead of tweeting or blogging. Social media is a giant time-suck better spent writing great books.
I don’t know how to answer this besides, Er? *screeching breaks* Personally, I can think of no larger waste of time than researching and reading and spending countless hours crafting a wonderful book of 60,000-110,000 words and then?
No one knows the book exists so few people ever read it, enjoy it or are changed by the author’s story.
It’s like spending six months to a year on an oil painting to hang it in an attic.
These days, any agent worth their salt will not sign an author who doesn’t have a social media brand and presence. Rarely, they will take a book from an author who doesn’t
…but usually it will come with the requirement the author get
on-line and get to work.
. . .
Read the full article HERE!
If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
- NOVA ZERO http://ow.ly/HSfmw How to outline plot using 6-stage plot structure
- More Than A Thousand Words: The Power of Visual Storytelling http://ow.ly/HSfqY
- Fiction University: Real Life Diagnostics: Easing Readers Into Your Story http://ow.ly/HSfKH
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- Twitter Shows Top Tweets You Missed: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner http://ow.ly/HShgA
- Content Marketing Tips and Tools for Writers http://ow.ly/HSix1
- Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster - Copyblogger http://ow.ly/HSiLt
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- Fiction University: Get a Clue: We All Need a Little Mystery in Our Novels http://ow.ly/HSkNp
- Tip for aspiring writers: There is no magic shortcut. In the end, you need to do the work. - Inkygirl: @inkyelbows http://ow.ly/HSla3
- How to Use Needs and Goals to Appeal to Readers | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author http://ow.ly/HSlfv
- The Agony of Early Drafts - Should YOU Keep Writing? (Good Question) | Positive Writer http://ow.ly/HSlkK
- Which Writers Would You Like to Learn From—Living or Dead? http://ow.ly/HSloF
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- The Creative Penn Blog: Helping you write, publish and market your book | The Creative Penn http://ow.ly/HSoFv
- Social Media is a Waste of Time for Writers—Hmmm, Think Again | Kristen Lamb's Blog http://ow.ly/HSp7x