Today we welcome, Anita Chapman to the blog to talk about social media.
Thank you for hosting me today. I’ve been a member of the New Writers’ Scheme (NWS) since 2010 and plan to send in a full manuscript for my second novel this year. My work in progress is set during the eighteenth century and present day, in Venice and in two country houses in England. Being part of the NWS has helped me to move forwards with my writing and the last report for a partial of my second novel gave the most encouraging feedback I’ve received. Plus, the report was written by an author who clearly ‘knows her stuff’ when it comes to the eighteenth century. Where else would I find such specialised advice for the same fee?
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My blogging and social media experience helped me to get a role at National Trust Property, Polesden Lacey as a part-time website and social media volunteer, where I created history pages; and updated the Polesden Lacey Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Over the past couple of months I’ve done some social media freelance work for Corazon Books, and I’ve set up a website: www.neetsmarketing.com to show which training, assistance and promotion social media packages I can offer to individual writers, small publishers and organisations. I’ve set up an accompanying blog on social media for writers: www.neetsmarketingblog.com and the first post, published recently is ‘My Beginner’s Guide to Twitter for Writers’. On 6 February, RNA Member, Alison Morton will appear with a guest post, ‘Alison Morton on Twitter’. And on 6 March, RNA Members, The Romaniacs will appear with a guest post: ‘The Romaniacs on Blogging and Using Social Media as a Group’. The aim of my neetsmarketing blog is to help writers who are starting out on social media with tips, written in layman’s terms.
Here are some RNA hashtags to look out for, and use:
Thank you for your interesting insight into Twitter and the RNA, Anita.
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