Thursday, September 1, 2011

Novel Rocket: Ever Built A Platform?

Ever Built A Platform?

As a writer, you need to build a platform to support your career over the long run. That’s why it’s important to build it right.

Don’t jump! 

Many eager writers hear about the need to build a platform and, being intrepid folk, leap right into social media with little thought. But that’s the wrong approach, according to T. Suzanne Eller, a Christian Writers Guild mentor, who wrote about conquering social media recently in the Guild’s member newsletter, WordSmith.

Build it and they will come. Right?

Maybe that worked for Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, but it doesn’t work for social media. Before you start a Facebook fan or group page, start tweeting, or blogging, you need a blueprint. To create an effective social media platform that will draw your niche audience to your message, you need to answer:

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