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  1. I've never done this - never even heard of it until this weekend. https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-twitter-pitch.html Has anybody ever done this? If so, would you care to paste your 280 word tweet to give me an example of how it would look? Or offer any advice? 280 words comes out to approx. 3 sentences by the time you do the hashtags. A daunting challenge, for sure, but I know somebody (a crime thriller writer) who actually got her book published after doing this last year! Also, for those that are in the know, do you interpret the rules as: you can tweet once an hour on the same book? If so, I thought I might work on two or three versions of my pitch and alternate them through the day. Thoughts?
  2. Welcome Rebecca! Nice to have you I write inspirational fiction as well. You'll love this group. They are gracious and helpful folks! Funny you mentioned the RWA , I'm so out of the loop I heard nothing about it until this morning. I get Nathan Bransford's newsletter and there was an article about the implosion. https://www.claireryanauthor.com/blog/2019/12/27/the-implosion-of-the-rwa Sorry, not sure how to Insert media or drag files, but here is an article if anyone is interested!
  3. Wow, this is challenging. I know you want to get it right. While I lived in Santa Fe for eight years, I wasn't able to pick up the accent. But they did have sweet pet names that you could throw in for some authenticity. Often older people, like parents or grandparents, would refer to the younger ones as "Mija (for a girl) or Mijo (for a boy).
  4. @KMK, no, the agent just asked for my "social media numbers" along with my proposal and sample chapters. And I agree, writing consumes me so trying to incorporate platform building into my daily routine will be challenging. But necessary. @lynnmosher, I like that idea. P.S. Sorry if I'm replying to your posts wrong but I don't see where I can reply to each one individually.
  5. @Erin Cook, hey, it's a start!! LOL! This group is amazing. Very generous as well. I admit I'm overwhelmed but in the span of one week I've learned a lot. Even better, I've enjoyed getting to know some of you and make a few friends I've got to get busy … Building a Social Platform is my New Year's Resolution.
  6. Wes, the dummy site is a GREAT idea! Especially as a newbie likely to make LOTS of mistakes. And especially since they are free. Would you recommend doing a different account for this? Like different email, password, etc?
  7. Thanks @Wes B, that's very helpful! As I get into it further, I will certainly have more questions. Thanks for your willingness to help.
  8. Wow! Thank you for the info/scoop/advice! I feel slightly more educated than I did a few days ago. The website thing is a bit daunting but I feel a little less lost. Your website looks great, @PenName - and I will check out Wix as well.
  9. Thanks very much @lynnmosher
  10. So... after a lot of great advice in another thread, I decided to play with Wordpress today. It's free. It's easy and you can create your own website in only minutes! HAHAHAHHAHAAHAH~ I got stumped after creating a password and user name. It seems as if I have to pick what kind of site I want and among the categories are Blogger and Professional (where Writer is specified). Hmmmmm … what if I want to do both? I know it's Christmas and everyone is busy but if anyone has any advice for an unpublished writer breaking into the social media jungle, I'd appreciate it. No hurry of course.
  11. I don't see why not. I did that in my novel and I read books that do that a lot. As long as you make the time jump clear like @Alley said, it should be great.
  12. Thanks @lynnmosher … I will do that. 😊
  13. Thank you! I guess I'm an author then! Yay! And this is a very friendly and generous bunch. I appreciate all the patience and support.
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