On 31 May, I'm going to be running my first ever writing masterclass, supported and hosted by the fine folks at Writing Yorkshire. It's going to be about how to build an online platform and I'm really looking forward to it.
The workshop will cover a range of topics and help you find answers to questions that many writers have, including:
- Do I need my own website?
- Do I need to use social media?
- What social networks and websites should I use?
- What the heck am I supposed to blog about?
- How do I get people to read my work?
There will also be a practical element to the workshop too. You’ll get advice and step-by-step instructions on how to:
- set up your own author website and blog
- create an email newsletter and build a mailing list
- start publishing your own podcast or audio work
- make the most of Twitter and Facebook
- create a realistic plan for maintaining your communications.
In amongst all that, the workshop will also touch on other sites and services that will help you build an online platform. And although there won’t be time for detailed one-to-one help, you’ll have plenty of chance to ask questions and share common issues and experiences.