Sunday, June 17, 2012

Social Media

Yesterday I attended a Social Media workshop conducted by writer, poet, and screenwriter, Greg Pincus. The workshop was sponsored by our local SCBWI chapter. It was chock full of great information – some of which I shall use and some of which I won’t. What works for others might not work for me. Pincus stressed to only do what you feel comfortable with. He talked about understanding social media, making a plan, and setting realistic goals. 
Santa Fe
It was an all-day seminar, so I cannot possibly mention all that he taught here. But some of the topics he covered were web sites, blogs, Google Alerts, Jacketflap, Twitter, Goodreads, Tumblr, Podcasting, blog tours, blog interviews, and several others. “Websites,” he said, “are not social media but are a good home base. It makes you findable. Blogs can act as home base.” He spoke about creating “content,” and adding “value” and “playing by the rules” on your blog. 

I have a better understanding of what social media is all about, the pros and cons, and now it’s up to me to decide which way to go with it. For more on this topic, visit Pincus’ blog, The Happy Accident.

 “When composing a magazine article, it is usually better to write with a specific market in mind so your work will match the publication’s style and tone and be directed toward its unique readership.” – Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner


  1. Good summary of the workshop, Lupe. Thanks for sharing with the rest of our members.

  2. Thanks, Peggy. I think it was a very helpful session. Learned a lot.

  3. Thanks for your comment, Anonymous. Hope the info was helpful.