Posts tagged Twitter
Posts tagged Twitter
WHEN I CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SHORTEN A TWEET TO FIT IN THE CHARACTER LIMIT.
THIS especially when I’m asked to include 3 different usernames, 2 URLs, a hastag and a long book title.
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1) Carina Press Spring 2012 call for submissions — what the Carina Press editors on would like read and acquire. Somebody send Mallory some historical mysteries so I can read them, too!
2) How I Brought Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark to Life — a cool look at the process of creating the artwork for a Game of Thrones calendar at io9.
3) Giving Birth to Bitterblue — interesting article from Publishers Weekly about the book’s long road to publication, showing that even successful authors struggle and need editors!
4) 10 Amazing North American Libraries — at mental_floss.
5) A bunch of Harlequin editors recently joined Twitter. An up-to-date list of Harlequin employees on Twitter (including yours truly) is here.
Angela James proves once again why she deserves her own tag on my Tumblr by posting 10 things authors should know about Twitter. Good tips! I’ve seen social media professionals still doing #1…
Harlequin is having an online conference to find new writers and help them craft a great romance novel! Everything takes place Nov 7-11 via blogs, live chats, podcasts, webinars, tweets and more. At the end, there will be a writing contest where the winner gets their book published! The main site for the event is www.SoYouThinkYouCanWrite.com, where you will find the calendar of events, FAQs, info about the contest, etc.
Some common questions I’ve received so far about SYTYCW:
Q: Where do I register?
A: You don’t! Just read or attend what you like.
Q: What if I miss something?
A: Even if you can’t attend an event live, this year we’ll be archiving everything (including transcripts of live chats and playbacks of webinars) to watch at your leisure. Everything will be archived here.
Q: Do I need a complete manuscript to participate?
A: For the final writing contest, you must submit a completed manuscript but the deadline isn’t until December 15 so you have a few weeks to work on it. For daily assignments, you only need what is required for that day (a synopsis, scene, etc.) if you choose to enter it for a chance to get an editor to critique it. All other events are more informational, so you don’t have to have written a single word to benefit.
Have another question? Check the FAQs or leave me a comment :)
One of the most common questions I receive is, “How do I get more Twitter followers?” One of the best answers is, “Get retweeted.” It’s the “and they tell two friends…” method of getting your name out there in social media.
So how do you get your messages retweeted? Here are my five top tips — and a link to a great article with even more tips at #4.
And yesterday, Failbook posted three social media propaganda posters. Bet you can guess which one I liked best of those: