Demystifying Social Media For Writers

Instructor: Cat Rambo

The next class date is Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1-3 PM Pacific time. Cost is $99; $79 for Patreon supporters and former students.

What’s the difference between the different social media platforms, and which should a writer be using? What metrics matter? How can you use social media to raise awareness of your work and sell books? What tools exist for automating posting and measuring your results? When and how should you be posting? How do you handle trolls, hecklers, and hackers? What’s the single best asset for social media that a writer can have? You will come away from this class with a social media strategy based on a better understanding of the platforms and free tools available to you.

Live classes are taught online via Google hangouts and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane. A webcam is strongly suggested but not required. If there is an on-demand version of the class, you will be provided with a free coupon for it, so you have access to those notes.

To register for a class, send e-mail with the following details:

  • The email address that you use for Google stuff.
  • Which class or classes and the dates.
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, check, or some other means.
  • Please identify yourself if you are a returning student or support Cat on Patreon to qualify for the special rate.

You should receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has a slot reserved for such a student, and the sole criteria is that you can’t afford the class but really think it would be useful for you. To apply, mail me with your name, the class name/date, and a brief statement about why you want to take the class. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week before the class.

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