Email Accounts for Writers

Within today’s society where almost all communications is done through email, a single email is not enough. To help tame the crazies, a writer will want 4/5 emails just for their writing-related activities. No specific detail is provided in this document as it is meant to be used in tandem with Hidden Traps: A Writer’s Guild to Protecting Your Online Platform, due to be released August 2017. Other related posts and resources: (No posts as of yet.)

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Social Media

Hidden Private Messages on Facebook

Most users of Facebook are very much aware that the site developers are constantly changing things to improve the end-user experience. However, sometimes the changes mean that things go missing or unseen.

One of the changes means that random users can sent you private messages (PM), even those who are not listed on your Friends list. How many times has someone said they send you a PM and you have spent hours digging through your old messages trying to find the elusive message but to no avail? How many of those message requests has Facebook filtered such that you don’t see them?

Well, here’s how you can access your missing Facebook PMs.

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Bios: One Size Won’t Fit Me

While writers are often into their own worlds of fire-breathing dragons or sexual encounters with that dark knight, there is one topic that many writers struggle to write about: themselves. It’s ironic… Here we are, words flow easily on the page when discussing some fictional character, but writing about the one person that we know the best… You have got to be kidding.

However, writing a bio is not something that a writer should shy away from. There are so many ways to spinning what might seem like a boring hum-drum life and making it sound glamorous. We’re writers. We can do this, right?

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Bios Checklist

Bios have different lengths for different purposes, but there will be common elements across all forms. This checklist will remind you of the differences between the micro, short and long bios. No specific detail is provided in this document as it is meant to be used in tandem with Hidden Traps: A Writer’s Guild to Protecting Your Online Platform, due to be released August 2017. Other related posts and resources: Bios of Different Beasts

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High School English: It’s Now Social Media

Things have changed so much since I was in high school. Gone are the days of analysing that Shakespearean text. Instead, they assess how various forms of media has influenced our written and spoken language. His English latest assignment is to develop a marketing campaign using social media. He’s apprehensive of doing this, aware of the dangers of the Internet. In steps mom and her checklist for building a basic on-line platform.

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Checklist for Basic Online Platform Setup

This checklist is a starting point for a basic online platform. It is intended just as a reminder of the core elements common to most writer’s platforms. No specific detail is provided in this document as it is meant to be used in tandem with Hidden Traps: A Writer’s Guild to Protecting Your Online Platform, due to be released August 2017. Other related posts and resources: High School English: It’s Now Social Media Facebook and a Writer’s Platform The Dos and Don’ts of Twitter, but mainly Don’ts… Social Media: The Dangers that Writers Never had to Think About Before Post, […]

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Helpful Tips

Tip of the Day: A writer’s platform is really about connections.

Yes, all writers who are serious about publication need to build a platform, but it’s not something the be afraid of. A writer’s platform is really about building connections with others. There are many different ways to forge those connections and not all of them are on-line. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how those connections came to exist, just as long as you foster them and help them grow.

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Facebook and a Writer’s Platform

I frequently find myself in the middle of a conversation on some forum about Facebook and how one might include that particular social media site into their writer’s platform. There are a lot of things to consider. Unlike Twitter, where you can have as many accounts as you do email addresses, on Facebook, you are meant to have only the one account. Yes, there are some writers out there who have two accounts: one for personal use and the other for their writing persona. For those that get away with it, good on you. However, for those considering doing this […]

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