Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Seven Tips on How to Build a Platform as an Expert

Many of you may or may not think of yourself as an expert, but it’s to your benefit to build an expert platform. Why do you need it? Well, if you don’t consider yourself as an expert, why should someone else? If you’re an expert, others will be more inclined to read your book or your articles. The Internet provides many short cuts to building this platform that are new and target a larger audience. Added to off-line techniques, you can “brand” yourself. I’m going to mention some of the things that have worked for me in the past 2-1/2 years. When I had a TV and Web feature for Time-Warner Cable from 2002 to 2006, I did not have to worry about my platform. My profile, column and TV show were featured daily on a TWC website and 4 to 10 times a week on cable channel. I didn’t have to worry about a platform. Everyone knew me. Let’s move ahead to 2007. I had been in Phoenix one year and I no longer had a daily web presence, even though I had a website. It did not have new content. Here is how I suggest starting: • On-line networking sites (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon and other social sites). Keep your social sites focused on business. o Start with one and a month later add another one....

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Make More Money Writing

Since I believe this is a great tool for writers, I wanted to be sure you know the 2013 issue is available.  WritersMarket.com  |  Subscribe In This Issue: • From the Editor • Make More Money Writing • Write Better Fiction • Writer’s Digest Blogs • Win $3,000! • What’s Happening in Media • Perfect Your Novel Sell Your Writing! Find thousands of publishing opportunities with listings for literary agents, book publishers, consumer magazines, trade journals, contests, and more. Plus, get a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. LEARN MORE FROM THE EDITORI have some exciting news to share! My debut full-length poetry collection Solving the World’s Problems has a cover and is up on my publisher’s website (click to continue). It’s really exciting, but it didn’t happen over night. In fact, I’d say it’s a collection 20 years in the making-since I started filling notebooks with rhymes and line breaks as a teenager.Finding success as a writer is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes dedication to the craft, building connections, and being professional. Of course, not all writers are built the same, and not all genres are as difficult to penetrate as poetry. This issue of the newsletter is dedicated to helping writers find success making money with their writing. I don’t think there’s a better way to transition into summer!Land an Agent! Learn how to hook an agent with your first 10 pages in The Agent One-on-One: The First Ten Pages Boot...

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A Doing Your Best in a Three Minute Interview Example Shared by Paul Krupin

Here is an absolutely memorable Jon Stewart interview with David Sedaris, author of Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. http://www.hulu.com/watch/488703 This illustrates many of the ideas I’ve shared with authors before in previous posts. Notice: * the interview allows the author to share his experiences in a way that reveals how he thinks. * the author shares simple things that make you just want to hear more and more and more. * the author does what he does best, which is pure entertainment.  WYSIWYG! * the author doesn’t talk about his book or touch it, the host does all the...

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