RSVP: Decoding Social Media

Hi folks! So this is what I’ll be up to tonight . . . Join me!

First Draught

First DraughtIt’s back to school for the kids, and it’s back to the writing classroom for First Draught this September! This month we’re tackling a big topic: social media.

We’re always looking for new strategies to use social media in our writing lives, so we thought we’d talk to three people we think are particularly social media savvy. This month, Molly O’Keefe, Codi Gary, and Julie Valerie are joining us to share their strategies, tips, and tricks for tackling Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and more.

The show hits the air at 8:30 PM EST on Tuesday, September 1st. You can RSVP on Google Hangouts and then check back to watch it live with your favorite drink!

If you can’t make it to the live broadcast, you can watch all of our back episodes in our video archive. Also, don’t forget that you can get our podcast feed on iTunes or Soundcloud

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Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 1 of 7

Really enjoyed these insightful tips about writing critiques found on the Sub It Club website. Thought I’d share it with you via this nifty reblog button . . .

Sub It Club

The Grand Poobah,

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Heather Burnell, has asked me to write a post about how to critique since we now have a sparkling, fancy Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup. And of course I’ve thought of so many things to say about critiquing it will take seven parts.

First, a little bit about my critiquing past to convince you that I know what the heck I’m talking about. I’ve been a member of several different critique groups since 2008, some specific to the YA genre and several all-genre situations. Currently, I moderate a monthly YA critique bunch and attend a weekly all-genre critique group that has been around for decades. I’ve done a Benefits of Being Critiqued talk for SCBWI, run critique roundtables at quite a few SCBWI conferences and with Jenn Bailey, designed and facilitated a Critique Speed Dating workshop for SCBWI…

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