How I grew my Twitter following in 4 easy steps

Twitter is a tricky beast; out of all the social media platforms, it was the one I had the most difficulty with.

IMG_0899As you may have noticed I can talk for Britain, getting me to shut up is an art form in and of itself, so when confronted with such a limited amount of characters I struggled. I’m strict with myself in my fiction and nonfiction writing, reading and re-reading and re-reading again, eliminating every unnecessary word but social media is usually where I am less restrained. I see social media as a way to actually connect with people, and my first thoughts were that I couldn’t be my genuine self if I were limiting myself so much.

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Writing Rants: Book Marketing and Direct Messages

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On one of my lunch breaks this week I was scanning through Facebook and I came across a very helpful blog by Anne R Allen here.

Overall I found the blog very useful, and it reaffirmed several points for me.

One of the points, in particular, had me shouting out “Yes! Thank you!” spraying sandwich crumbs into my keyboard and getting some odd looks from my co-workers (you’d think they’d be used to me by now).

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