Social Media and Marketing for Writers: A Crucial First Step

Quote: “We write because we have something to say – something we want to share. We write because we want to connect and influence opinions and perspectives. We write because we want to create an experience. ” For sure! It’s also a challenge to separate your creative, artistic persona from a subdued, professional one.

Live to Write - Write to Live

My last post, Why Social Media is a Good Idea for Writers, inspired a lot of excellent comments from you – honest, insightful comments that made me want to share some of my social media tips and tricks, but as I started to put that post together I realized that there is an important first step that deserves a post of its own.

Before you start to learn about the different social platforms and tools, before you start to get a handle on the most efficient and productive ways to use them, before any of that technical, tactical stuff, you have to get yourself into the right mindset for marketing and social media.

Writers tend to have a deeper than average aversion to marketing. Our “product” is so much a part of us that it’s difficult to separate our work from our personal identity. It can be especially intimidating…

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About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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3 Responses to Social Media and Marketing for Writers: A Crucial First Step

  1. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie) says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, Florence. And thanks for having that awesome photo in your header. Made me smile. 🙂

    • shewrite63 says:

      My pleasure! I’m glad you enjoyed the mascot of this WordPress blog who has also been my writing “Meuws” for many years. She and her lesser partner are featured often. Thanks for what you do, write and share. T

  2. shewrite63 says:

    Thought I should add this timely event.

    This came in from the Media Club of Ottawa.
    Twitter 101: A Quick Tutorial for First time Users
    Featuring Joe Banks
    Journalism professor, Algonquin College
    October 28, 2013
    Algonquin College, Room P-216
    6 pm to 8 pm
    If you are interested in attending, see the link below for details:

    Contact: web:


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