This is a special post for the people who attended my presentations at the Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival.
Thanks so much for coming along to my session. I was so excited to be able to presenting to you and nervous (I think everyone could tell!)
Below I’ve put in a whole bunch of links to the various social media platforms that I discussed with you in the session, as well as links to various online posts about them to help you get more knowledge about the topics.
We talked about Twitter and here’s where you need to go to sign up for it. And here’s some blog posts that will help you further with Twitter etiquette:
- Twitter: Please stop this
- When Aspiring Author’s Attack
- Don’t be a twit on twitter
- Twitter Twaddle
- The case for Twitter
There’s not much out there about Facebook, but just remember to try and work out if an account is private or public before asking for a friend request. Instead, look for author, publisher and book pages as a way to connect on Facebook.
Blogging and book reviews can be a great social media experience. Blogger and Workpress are the two most common blog formats. Here’s some posts relating to blogging. If you enjoy reviewing, then you can share your reviews on Goodreads.
- Tips on interviewing authors
- Conducting author interviews
- The art of commenting
- ARCs and how to get them
- Blogging Platforms
- Blog design
- Happy Owl Books
Writing communities can be a great way to start off your writing career. US HarperCollins authors Leigh Fallon and Wendy Higgins were discovered through a writing site. Figment and Wattpad are two of the most popular writing communities that cater for teenagers. Pros and Cons of Writing Communities post here (remember, Inkpop has closed down).
You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Wattpad, Figment, Tumblr, Pinterest, Goodreads, Google+, YAtopia, Writing Teen Novels, Sleepless Writers and you can read my story Karma, which placed second in the Australian Literary Review’s YA short story competition. The beginning of the novel version is on my Wattpad account.
On Pottermore you need to search for me under the user name PhoenixIce25831.