Authors and writers...
You know how everyone keeps saying that you need to build your author platform, and one of the best ways to do that, is by connecting with readers?
We want to help you.
Have you ever read through a novel, only to sit back at the end, and wonder what the author is like?
We want to help you, too.
Thrice Read Books is partnering with Sage Wolfsong (yes, the same one that blogs Jenn Bradshaw's book reviews here on TRB.com) and Allie McCormack (author of Truck Stop, which is sold here at TRB.com) to bring you a 31-day hashtag event to help authors and readers connect.
Meet #InsideAWriter and #HowDoIWriteThee. We're hoping this will be the first of many writing-related events hosted by TRB.
In a series of 31 questions, readers can find out what you snack on while you write, what characters you connect with the deepest and how they can follow you on social media and subscribe to your newsletters.
Over the month of January, authors can connect with new and existing readers as we work together to build our platforms and our audiences.
If you haven't caught on yet, Thrice Read Books is really jazzed about helping authors connect with audiences and building their platform. #HowDoIWriteThee is all about this idea.
Yeah, we're giving you a huge sneak peak at the topics here in this blog post, but don't worry. We'll tweet with the week's topics as we post the daily question.
The Rules (yes... we must):
We'll keep it simple - Thrice Read Books will post the question at a few minutes after midnight (Jenn's an obsessive planner, and likes to use scheduling tools wherever she can, so we promise... the posts will be there on time - unless the unthinkable happens and something crashes). Be sure to follow Thrice Read Books on Twitter - that's the single best way to make sure you don't miss this event. Authors: Comment on the thread with your answer to the day's question. You can add either or both hashtags to your posts (#HowDoIWriteThee or #InsideAWriter) to help us promote the event. Readers: Follow the thread! Please feel free to interact with the writers and authors that are participating. Follow new connections, visit their blogs and websites, check out their books and get on their email lists.
Because we want this to be as friendly as possible for everyone, please refrain from being rude. You might not realize it, but it takes a lot of effort for writers to put out their work and connect with readers (a good majority of us are introverts, and many of us would rather hide out in our writer's caves and avoid social media - alas, this does not sell books!). We are here to support both readers and writers, and we want this to be fun, most of all.
Have we convinced you yet?
Follow Thrice Read Books and the tags #InsideAWriter and #HowDoIWriteThee to keep up with the daily questions (one a day, and they're pretty easy). Authors - Comment on the daily question. Readers - try to connect with at least one author a day, in the form of visiting their blog, website or follow them on Twitter.
It's coming up quick, and we look forward to seeing you there!