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The problem was making those critical decisions of how to set up the page. Once I did that, it wasn’t so bad. Since Meleena’s Adventures is a series, I went from there. Now I have to start inviting people to the page and make links to this web site. PINTEREST This site is a bit more tricky. My editor recommended I join it a long time ago, but I kept hearing from others that it wasn’t a very useful site. Once again, it was one of the suggested but not mandatory sites listed in my to do list. I finally broke down the other day and signed up. A complete novice, I still had no idea what to do with it. I didn’t even have a log in or anything. In fact, I didn’t have a link to get into it. I have lots of e-mails to the account and that’s the only way I could get into it, but I knew I’d figure it out. LINKS/LOGOS ON MY WEB SITE One reader suggested I put Facebook and Twitter logos/links on my home page. I loved that idea and finally figured out how to do it through widgits. I had a brief distraction where I was in the hospital so I lost some time and af- ter I was back, I investigat- ed more things I can do with social media. GETTING CONNECTED The key with social media is to be pre- sent, get linked up everywhere, and com- municate. It’s certainly not the be-all/end-all for marketing but it does help get your name and book out into the world. Happy writing. Fred Fred Rayworth found his passion for writing in 1995. He has been a regular contributor to Writers Tricks of the Trade for several years now, always offering sage advice, or his own spin that may raise questions about techniques that have been the standard. Fred has completed eleven full-length novels and is currently working on number twelve. Genres include science fiction, icky bug (horror), adventure/thriller and fantasy. Multiple short horror stories made it to publication. When not writing, he can be found ei- ther making something out of wood in his garage or out under a dark sky pursuing faint fuzzy objects with his telescope. You can read his writing tips and other adventures at www.fredrayworth.com W RITERS ’ T RICKS OF THE T RADE P AGE 6 S PRING 2019