Write right with social media!
“A writer should say to himself, not, How can I get more money?, but How can I reach more readers (without lowering standards)?” – Brian Aldiss
The other day, I got a chance to acquaint myself with one of the most contemporary writers of India. His works are a treat to read! His fictions have an air of mysticism and they produce a mesmerizing effect upon the reader. He’s been called a “fascinating and a seductive writer” by his fans His Facebook fan page is bombarded with comments and appreciations after every launch. However, he doesn’t seem to use many apps. Hence, his site is often more visited than his Facebook page.
Nevertheless, if your works have the capacity to stupefy the readers and you wish to approach the cluster of interested people then definitely, your wait is over! Your Godot is here: Social media. Your website cannot suffice the purpose of reaching out to the masses; it has to be in an interactive and conversational way! Your readers can’t comment on your pictures and read your blogs (thus knowing you personally) at the same place. But social media provides you with all of it! You can update yourself in your status, comment back to your readers, and understand them better by quizzing them and many more!
This might appear a more technical job, but it only appears to be so! It’s an easy and convenient, and conducive for connecting with the world. You can afford to work like Beckett in a shut attic for years, but after all, our world is far more demanding! In the end, authors have to come to the forefront and speak up! Action is the word. After creating a page on Facebook, follow up with these simple as ABC tips to let your work enlighten the now generation in their very own ways.
1. Imprint your ideas on your page
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” Your page at its very first look should give the visitor an insight to the ideas you uphold. It’s especially becomes mandatory if you’re a new author and want your work to be acknowledged. Your welcome page reflect what your works stand for and how, as an author, you think and write! So, keep in mind to paint your page picture perfect with the ‘welcome tab’.
2. Bring yourself over!
You’re a writer by soul, not by compulsion, of course! You write apart from your works, right! Your blogs, hence, belong to a more personal space. They reflect what you think, you believe personally. Nevertheless, your works picture your beliefs but a thorough personal account is essential to develop a connection with your readers. You can use the RSS tab to bring your blogs live to your page. Your readers would comment and you can respond to their queries and comments. Engage yourself and your readers for a better bond.
3. Make available your critiques
Your critical appreciations over others’ works are important! Now you rarely read Scribd documents are available on your very page. Let your essays be used and read by your fans. Help students out on their social networking site, also make your page popular among the people. Invite comments and opinions on your essays. Develop and learn with your fans.
4. Quiz them!
"While thought exists, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living." – Cyril Connolly
You can conduct polls and discussion to know your fans expectations. An intelligent author would always know his reader expectations and the current social scenario to write well. As previously said, you can write in isolation but you can’t work as a lone figure. You need to participate socially and culturally as well. So, know your readers’ desires and gel with them well!
5. Team your accounts
It’s difficult to keep in touch with your fans in both your networking accounts. It’s easy to manage both at the same click. Your updates, your latest events and all you want to share can appear on both your pages. It’s hitting two targets with one arrow!
6. …because words are not enough!
The stillness of the words on a page is dull and boring. You have a way out! You can put in videos and bring life to your words! Videos are always more electrifying than still words. Captivate your readers with a mesmerizing video with the sing-song of your poetry. You can add your personal pictures to it or anything that you think capture your words best! Use the Multi-Video Tab to have a delightful experience with your fans.
Hope this helps you bringing forth your works the right way!
Tonnes of luck!
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