Writers Tricks of the Trade ISSUE 1, VOLUME 9 - Page 10

Image by https://www.freepik.com/natanaelginting SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS F RED R AYWORTH I’ve been stumbling along, learning as I go, imparting what wisdom I can to you, my readers as I go through this process. Hopefully, this will make the journey easier for you if you haven’t already done it and aren’t sitting back and laughing at my misery! I’ ve been stumbling along, learning as I go, imparting what wisdom I can to you, my readers as I go through this process. Hopefully, this will make the jour- ney easier for you if you haven’t already done it and aren’t sitting back and laughing at my misery! My publisher sent me a checklist of things I needed to do before, during and after my book is published. Though I read through it once, twice, three times, not eve- rything sank in due to my being over- whelmed. I had to take things a little bit at a time. Also, there are certain things I physi- cally can’t do due to my job and finances. However, there are avenues I can pursue that allow me leeway to get the most bang for my buck (that includes time and effort). A lot of that bang comes from the effec- tive use of social media. After read-through S PRING 2019 #3, more social media things have soaked in. Like Facebook and Pinterest. FACEBOOK Okay, a lot of people have a Face- book page. I’ve had one for years and I’ve used it not only for personal stuff, but to plug my various writing projects like this web site and Let’s Talk Nevada, among oth- ers. However, one thing I didn’t think about, even though I’ve seen and even liked nu- merous times, was people who had dedi- cated Facebook pages for their books! I guess I knew it was possible but it never dawned on me how easy it was until through her things-to-do-list my publisher prompted me that I needed one. When I fi- nally dug around on my toolbar at the top of my personal page, I found the create new page thingie and voila! It was really simple. P AGE 5 W RITERS ’ T RICKS OF THE T RADE