I’m going to be uploading freelance writing gigs on my Pinboard. There are a few up there already. You can also see which ones I pin if you follow me on Twitter (@mmcnelliswrites) in case you don’t want to join Pinterest just to get access. I don’t post many of them, because I only post those which pay well and seem to be on the up and up.
I won’t be posting them on my blog anymore because…quite frankly, I forget! Also it’s more likely I’ll cull out closed postings on my pinboard than on old blog posts. Anyway, I hope you find some to apply to, fellow writers, and happy writing!
On another note, my favorite living author, Ken Follett, posted a video to his FB today. What a great writing space! Who wouldn’t want to be there?
What is your writing space like?
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I’ve arranged to guest blog in two new places:
1. EarthOutdoor: My first post was uploaded today. I’ll be blogging there through August 16, 2012 for the Connecticut Diary.
2. MajorHistory: I’ll be putting my BA in Art History to good use.
I will post updates to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, but I’m best at posting updates on Twitter with links to new articles. If you want to stay in the know, follow me @mmcnelliswrites.
I’m really excited about these opportunities, and a third that I have in my pipeline. My writing energy has experienced such a burst lately that it’s nice to have several different avenues so that, no matter what mood I’m in, there’s writing work I need to do that will suit.
Developing a writing career, whether part time or full, is at the least, 70% marketing. This week I built my Facebook page. I hope, dear reader, that you will feel free to use this outlet to stay in touch with me. I’m most interested in knowing what my readers like to read, what they think of anything I post and what they might want to see on my blog.
This week I will get another step closer to publishing my first poetry anthology. I will let you in on a little secret–my true goal is to have it up and ready for public consumption within two weeks. I’ve been working on it for awhile, and there is little remaining to accomplish.
Regarding Out of the Sea, I’m still working on my edits & rewrites. By the end of this month, I’ll be 1/5 through. So I have to pick it up a little bit to make my April 30 goal, but I think it’s still very much within my grasp.
Finally, the last part of Snowed In will be posted up this Friday. Who do you think the killer is?
Edit: I apologize that this post did not get published at noon today. It was my own fault–I entered the wrong publishing time by mistake.
I think that every now and then it’s important to discuss marketing. Right now, my marketing efforts are pretty minimal and consist mainly of letting readers get to know me a bit. Because I don’t really have much to offer by way of an actual product, I offer my ideas, knowledge and results from experiments that may or may not produce better fiction and poetry.
But what’s the best way to get my ideas out there? I’ll share with you what I’m currently doing, and perhaps it’ll benefit you too–of course, feel free to share tips and tricks you’ve picked up along the way.
At present, I’m enjoying the Publicize feature in wordpress. I schedule or post my blog entry and it automatically posts to my Twitter account (@mmcnelliswrites). My Twitter account automatically posts to my Facebook. Automation really has come a long way since I first used wordpress four or five years ago.
I’ve also come to adore Buffer App, which lets me schedule tweets ahead of schedule in a similar way I schedule some posts on wordpress ahead of schedule. No longer will I have to worry that a busy schedule keeps me out of the loop of sharing information. And let’s not forget the glory and addiction of stats, offered by both Buffer App & WordPress.
What do you do to get your ideas out there?