11 Ways Social Media Can Actually Benefit You as a Writer

Meg Dowell Writes

1. It’s fun to follow writers you love. You might even gather up the courage to reach out to them! (eek!)

2. Many writers, editors, and agents give helpful advice and tips on platforms like Twitter — for free!

3. It’s good to have a platform to share your work, personality, and interests.

4. Sometimes, you get to “meet” other writers. Some of them may even become friends.

5. You might get lucky and get a cool job/gig from a social media interaction. (It happened to me!)

6. Blogging is “technically” social media. Technically.

7. You might have to do some extra practice focusing and tuning out distractions … not bad, if you remember to unplug.

8. Fun prompts from other writers!

9. There are online communities — positive ones — where you can voice your frustrations and find support.

10. Unfortunately, having a “following” really matters in modern publishing.

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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