Twitter for Authors: Build Your Network and Boost Your Career with Dianna Gunn
Many people think Twitter is dead, but for authors, it’s still the best place to make professional connections online. I’ve used Twitter to find critique partners, beta readers, promotional opportunities, and even paid freelance work. In this workshop authors will learn how to improve their own profiles, what hashtags to follow to stay up to date with community events, and how to approach people they want to make a professional connection with.
LESSON PLAN: First day: Audits – People post a link, I take a look, and give them feedback on the quality of their profiles. I will also post links to several resources for writers looking to increase their understanding of Twitter, including articles from my own site as well as others such as Bad Redhead Media (http://badredheadmedia.com/). Some will be marked as required reading for the course; others will be marked as recommended reading.
Second day: Who to follow – I will provide an extensive list of the authors and publishing professionals I love communicating with, tell people how they can use public lists to find publishing professionals and book bloggers, and how they can watch hashtags to find people worth chatting with.
Third day: How to connect – Offer several articles & examples of how to reach out to people on Twitter, with a focus on Twitter chats for authors; encourage people to participate and to give me a shout out when they do – I promise I’ll make them feel welcome!
There is a 15 student limit. First come, first served.
Dianna Gunn is the marketer and content writer for Write Plan Editing by day and a fantasy author by night. She has worked in social media marketing since 2011. Her first YA fantasy novella, Keeper of the Dawn, was released in April 2017. Her second fantasy book, Moonshadow’s Guardian, is set to release in November 2018.
Dianna is also an active member of the Twitter book community, frequently participating in and occasionally hosting chats such as #writestuff, #writerslifechat, and #creaturechat. She has used Twitter to find beta readers, promotional opportunities, and even paid gigs writing for RPGs like Tiny Dungeons: Second Edition.
This is a paid 3-day workshop. Please first fill in the form below to register, submit, and then finalize by clicking on the Paypal button. Reminders to those who register will be sent three days before the workshop begins along with the classroom password. Registration to the forum will be mandatory so please keep your username and password somewhere safe.