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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Frances Caballo
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.
I will show you how to create and sustain your social media marketing platform. The bookRead More
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
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 NewbieWriters.comRead More
Remember the seventies (and if you don’t, I’m terribly sorry)?
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
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
hot dishes – fundraisers
parties – thank yous
(my silent generation parents insisted)
were the fortunate
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: October 21
Social Media for non-social writers
What is social Media?
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