Social Media and Marketing for Writers: A Crucial First Step

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My last post, Why Social Media is a Good Idea for Writers, inspired a lot of excellent comments from you – honest, insightful comments that made me want to share some of my social media tips and tricks, but as I started to put that post together I realized that there is an important first step that deserves a post of its own.

Before you start to learn about the different social platforms and tools, before you start to get a handle on the most efficient and productive ways to use them, before any of that technical, tactical stuff, you have to get yourself into the right mindset for marketing and social media.

Writers tend to have a deeper than average aversion to marketing. Our “product” is so much a part of us that it’s difficult to separate our work from our personal identity. It can be especially intimidating…

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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One Response to Social Media and Marketing for Writers: A Crucial First Step

  1. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie) says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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