Social networking is pervasive in today's world. So pervasive, that according to a recent article on The Atlantic, even Flannery O'Connor and Charles Dickens have a Twitter account. Authors are learning to embrace the new media, and it provides new ways for emerging authors to promote themselves.
"I've used Twitter and Facebook to promote my work," said last year's Dayton Daily News / Antioch Writers' Workshop contest winner, Kate Geiselman. "It's not all about self-promotion; it is about the mantra that 'stuff begets stuff.'" Kate has published two essays in The Rumpus, one at Salon.com, and has a forthcoming essay in McSweeney's Internet Tendency. For a complete list of publications and links to her work, visit her website, kategeiselman.com.
Kate Geisleman credits her recent successes to social media, and to what she learned at the Antioch Writers' Workshop. "The smallish publications and contacts have consistently led to bigger/better things. Twitter and Facebook can be used to take advantage of that momentum."
This year at the Antioch Writers' Workshop, the Professional Connections Series-Talks includes topcis such as How to Pitch/Query, and a session addressing when and why to self-publish.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Social Networking and the New Author
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