Being an author no longer means only writing. The publishing industry is competitive. Specifically, traditional publishing is far more difficult to break into than it used to be. Writers not only need to query an agent with a polished, nearly shelf-ready manuscript, but in order to stand out in a query box amongst hundreds of … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Effectively Manage Your Social Media Platforms as a Writer
Making your dream of becoming a full-time author a reality. Most writers have a few things in common: A need to write A habitual overconsumption of caffeine A desire to make writing their career However, in order to be able to sustain yourself (and your family) on your writing, it's important to treat your passion … Continue reading Why You Should Treat Your Passion Like a Job
Choosing the right social platforms. Whether you’re published or yet-to-be-published, it’s important for writers to build an author platform right away. Author platforms are essential for both traditionally- and self-published authors in today’s modern world. But what social media platforms are the best avenues for your books? If you missed the first blogs in my … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Social Media Platforms Should Writers Use?
Whether you’re a published or aspiring author, all writers need to have an author website. But for aspiring authors, specifically, it can be confusing to know what to have on your author website. One of the most popular questions I receive on iWriterly and Twitter is: “What should I put on my author website?” Last … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Should You Put on Your Author Website?
Once upon a time, authors were able to write books and get them published, so long as they were a decent writer. That’s no longer the case. Now, both self-published and traditionally-published writers must establish an author platform to either get published or to have success while publishing in today’s modern world. Jane Friedman defines author … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform Basics
I don’t know about you guys, but I totally dragged my feet to get on the Twitter boat. It was only after posting to Twitter was mandatory for my job as an editor that I actually make an effort to learn what it was about. From afar, Twitter seemed this strange place where people gave … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 18 Essential Etiquette Tips for Twitter Writing Contests
Thanks to the Internet and social media, we, as consumers, are constantly inundated with advertisements, opinions, and new platforms. There are so many people to follow, so many newsletters to sign up for, and so much information coursing through the veins of the digital world that writers often feel lost in it (and rightly so). … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 5 Ways to Increase Your Online Presence as a Writer