IBP Day 8: Social Media & Networking Tips

This is Day 8 of the Indie Block Party Blog Hop, where participants would be sharing tips for newbie writers on using social media and networking to build awareness about their brands. Here are some things you can keep in mind.

Be everywhere. If this sounds like a no-brainer, think of it: how many social media platforms are you already on? How many do you think you can be on and maintain a conversation with your followers? Whatever you can stretch to, it’s a lot lesser than what’s required. And it’s a lot more difficult than you can imagine. So, set some realistic goals on where you want to be and gradually build up your presence.

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IBP Day 7: Writing Tips

This is Day 7 of the Indie Block Party Blog Hop, where participants would be sharing writing tips with newbie writers. Here are some things you can keep in mind.

Attempt first, ask later. I had one writing newbie approach a writing group I’m part of and say: “I have 4-5 lines worth of a story idea. How can I write a book with it?” You can’t. It doesn’t work that way. Put whatever you got to put on paper, even if it means you have a raw, unedited script as the outcome. Others cannot get into your head and write your story for you.

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