A writer’s social media platform helps brand her in the publishing world. This post is to help you reach your writing and publishing goals through social media.
Edie and I want to encourage you to establish and maintain your social media presence regularly. If you’ve taken our classes, you’ve heard us say our posts should be about the reader. In order to fill those reader needs, we must discover the character of our readers and offer our expertise.
We know the process of building a writer’s platform and brand can be daunting, but Edie and I know from experience it CAN be done effectively and efficiently in 30 minutes a day.
Every writer will be branded, and if she fails to take positive and appropriate steps, the process will be done for her. And it may not be what the writer envisioned or desired.
We’ve been where you are! So many questions and concerns about social media. Where do we begin? How do we know what and how to post? How is organization accomplished?
We want to help you answer your questions about social media, marketing, and branding.
Please comment below with your questions about social media.
In the weeks to come, we will post answers to your questions each Tuesday based on your responses. Your feedback will also help us develop our content for the Mountainside Marketing Conference January 12-15, 2017.
We look forward to your feedback!
DiAnn and Edie
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Suspense Sister, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Mountainside Marketing Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson. She teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
Edie Melson is the author of numerous books, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Her blog, The Write Conversation, reaches thousands each month and has been named to the 2017 Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. She’s the Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and the Social Media Mentor at My Book Therapy. She’s also the Military Family Blogger at Guideposts. Com, Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine and the Senior Editor for NovelRocket.com. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.