“Then at the end of April this year, I had an idea. Â I think Melinda DuChamp recently said in her first guest post here that she was ‘not above riding on coattails.’ Â The same can be said of myself, although I had another ulterior motive as well. Â My intent in setting up the What To Read After Fifty Shades of Grey page was to take advantage of the influx of new readers to the erotica genre and point them towards other talented authors (including myself). Â Call it a matter of inspiration (or should that be sin-spiration?), good timing, good luck, etc. – whatever it was – the page has taken off.”
“On June 10th, 2009, four months after he began, Peterson posted the eighty-fourth and final installment to the story concluding what could very well be the first-ever novel written entirely on Facebook.”
So, could you write a novel on Facebook?
Of course you could, and whether the novel is eventually published or not is immaterial. You’d learn a great deal about writing, and about yourself. The skills you build will lead directly to you finally writing a book which is published.
Give it a try.
If you do, share the link to your Facebook profile in the comments.
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There are many social media sites, and while you’re writing your book, you need to become active on at least one or two of them.
“Use Twitter to find a journalist to target for your book/niche. Search for journalists on WeFollow and search.twitter.com. Listen to what they are tweeting about, Retweet them and get noticed. Build a relationship and then pitch. You can also set up a Twilert for your niche topic and you will receive a daily email with who is talking about it. Join the conversation and get noticed.”
As a writer, sites like Twitter and Facebook are invaluable to you, but only if you’re aware of them.
How to use social media while you’re writing a book
While you’re writing, build your audience. Please realize that you build your audience one person at a time. If you understand this, publishers will love you. 🙂
You can also use social media to research and get insights for your book — find experts to interview. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, the social media sites make it easy to find experts.
How to use social media to sell your book
If you become active on the social media while you’re writing, you’ll find it easier to sell your book, even before you finish it. You can find literary agents, and acquisitions editors on the social media sites — or I should say, they’ll find you.
Self-publishing? The social media build your audience, so that you get more sales.
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