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Yes, social media DO work for writers – here’s how


I’ve really had to struggle to do Any social media; so, this re-blog by an author I admire really made me think :-)

Nail Your Novel

warden abbey 2010 037 (2)Social media are an inextricable part of author life these days – and for some, the value seems dubious. Writers might flog themselves to blog, tweet until they turn blue, but months in, the magic hasn’t happened. Where are the book deals, the viral quantities of fame? Is it worth all the trouble?

I am here to tell you it is. But you may be looking at the wrong things, or have mistaken expectations. Social media have been an absolute transforming force for me, and if the channels were closed tomorrow I’d be howling for their return. So I thought I’d quantify the ways I’ve found it so worthwhile.

Quick background. I’ve been on social media since 2009. My major haunts are Twitter @Roz_Morris  and Facebook. And I blog, obvs. I probably get most of my results from those platforms as they’re where I’m most consistently active, but…

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2 responses to “Yes, social media DO work for writers – here’s how

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris August 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Waving to you, Alexander … thanks to the magic of social media!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai August 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Passing you a chocolate treat, Roz … thanks to the magic of social media!

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