Monday, January 23, 2012

Advice for Writers: 017

This week brought another great load of advice from across the blogosphere, including social media tips, multiples (agents and characters), and minimizing self-doubt. Here's the best of what was found:

What's Klout? How I raised my score and why I received free Moo Cards, by Kelli Russell Agodon. In this post, Agodon shares her personal experience using Klout, and what she's received out of the process so far. I haven't messed around too much with Klout to this point, but she makes it sound fun.

How to Effectively Use Twitter for Authors, by Melissa K. Norris. Here are a few quick tips on how to effectively use Twitter. For even more on Twitter, check out this still relevant Twitter cheat sheet for writers.

100 Tips to Alleviate Self-Doubt, by Matthew Turner. In this tricky post, Turner anticipates tips to populate the comments below his post. As a result, he shares three tips and then encourages others to share their tips in the comments--there were 30 comments when I last checked.

3 Content Marketing Ideas You Should Steal From Coca-Cola, by Sonia Simone. This post from Simone is most helpful for writers who are trying to build their platform--which should be any writer who is interested in making a career out of their writing. It's, of course, focused on businesses, which is what a freelance writer runs.

Do You Need Multiple Agents If You Write in Multiple Genres?, by Chuck Sambuchino. I don't know how many live events I've attended with Chuck and others in which this question has been asked. It's been asked a lot, and Chuck is the agent expert.

Don't Let Multiple-Character Scenes Run Away With You, by K.M. Weiland. Weiland addresses a sneaky issue in writing fiction: how to handle multiple characters in the same scene.

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3 comments:

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Thanks for the links, Robert! Enjoy your week!

Robert Lee Brewer said...

You're welcome! Enjoy yours, Andrea!

AlvaradoFrazier said...

I just love it when someone organizes tips (links) in one place-thanks! Just wondering if the multiple agents run away with the multiple characters...