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Episode 135 – “Karma Is Your Best Publicist!”

June 7, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Karma Bennett


Karma Bennett offers fully customized publicity campaigns tailored to the needs of her clients. In addition to traditional publicity outreach, she offers assistance with social media, marketing, SEO, book tours, and branding. She loves helping authors find the value in Twitter, Tumblr and other social media resources. Some of the genres she’s worked with include fitness, health, horror, sexuality, pop culture, humor, and young adult. Karma has secured publicity on a wide variety of media, including Cosmopolitan, Fox & Friends, Woman’s World, Mother Jones, USA Today and LA Weekly.

Prior to founding Future Is Fiction Communications, Karma was the publicist forRead More

Episode 97 – “Cracking The Whip On Social Media”

August 31, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Frances Caballo

Social Media Just for Writers

Frances Caballo is a social media marketer and trainer with more than 23 years of communications experience. She helps writers attain their social media marketing, communications, and public relations goals. Frances specializes in social media training for beginners, intermediate and advanced users, manages social media accounts for clients, and trains advanced users on how to succeed in social media marketing. Presently, she is the Social Media Editor for the Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter and Redwood Writers, the largest branch of the California Writers Club.

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I will show you how to create and sustain your social media marketing platform. The bookRead More

The Social Media Party

August 22, 2013

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Rotary Club of Foster City loved the talk!

Rotary Club of Foster City loved the talk!

I have found the easiest way to get a handle on all the various and ubiquitous social media platforms is to think of them as parties.  Parties you need to attend, parties you want to attend and parties of which you’ve lost the address.

Facebook is the hang out, it’s lunch in the cafeteria or the break room. It’s about showing off photos of the grandchildren, yours of anyone else’s  Facebook is as casual and sometimes as inscrutable as any random social gathering.

Twitter is that big ass cocktail party – or for a younger version, it’s that big ass party at your second best friend’s house when the parents are out of the country.

At this party you look around for those people you heard would be here and they are, here at the sameRead More

Where social media and real life collide

February 25, 2013

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Home | The Social Media MonthlyThe Social Media Monthly | Where social media and real life collide.

We had a great conversation with Bob Fine, the editor and publisher of The Social Media Monthly –  He had some great tips for the Newbie Writer.  One big tip is to start writing for blogs to start up your own portfolio.  It’s easier to start with blogs, Bob himself often “tries out” a writer on his blog and then graduates the writer to the hard copy magazine.

Check out blogs that reflect your own interests and passions, then give it a try!

And check out the interview on

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Social Media is like Sex in the Seventies.

October 30, 2012

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Remember the seventies (and if you don’t, I’m terribly sorry)?

smiley face from the seventies

Like Me!

Remember when  promiscuity was permissible?  Even lauded?  And how the minute we all become adept at random acts of coupling sans last names, guides suddenly appeared dedicated to telling us how to do this better.  It no longer was just a casual, natural act.  Sure it was fun, but was it enough fun?  Were others having MORE fun?  Take this Cosmo quiz to find out.

Then experts weighed in, studies funded, discoveries  advertised.  Just when we were enjoying ourselves, we were informed about goals and statistical comparisons. Panic and doubt wedged into our happy Eden (some even resorted to monogamy)  New parts were discovered, new erogenous zones were mapped and published.  We searched for our g spotRead More

Difficult Social Media

July 20, 2012

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Social media is very difficult for me, and I think I know why.  I was going to write an essay about it, but instead a poem came of it.  So all this social media wasn’t wasted after all.

I was raised under the admonishment

Don’t Call Attention To Yourself.

be the chorus

the committee

the support

hot dishes – fundraisers

parties – thank yous

The workers,

(my silent generation parents insisted)

were the fortunate

the backbone

They would never burn out, never peak,

never spend too much life in any one place

(leaving room and time

funerals – sympathy

dinners – laundry)

today, none of that matters

cocktails –  liberal arts

books – conversations

of course they neglected  critical lessons

in Viking warfare

raiding – pillaging

prisoners –  extortion

I should have been given theRead More

Episode 6- Newbie Writers Podcast!

October 22, 2011

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Episode 6: October 21

Social Media for non-social writers

What is social Media?
Linked in
Meet up

What can writers do about it and how can we leverage social media?

Writers need to be themselves; that is the ironic position of social media. At a time when you could be anyone you wanted, the transparency of authors and writers is key to gain followers and develop fans.

Your Own Name
Marketing your writing will, over the course of the years, be necessarily fluid. Tweet under your own name so your product selection can change under that name.

Blog, Have a blog and web site. Blog as often as you can stand. Why? Because this is your start.

Blog tour for your new book:
Make friends – like with newbie Writers – with blogs and bloggers you like and who you haveRead More