Friday, July 17, 2009

Building a Platform & Other Fun Things

Who doesn't love platforms? They're sexy, fun, and.... oh, wait. Wrong kind of platform.

We've all been hearing a lot about platform building recently from agent blogs and writer blogs alike. However, I feel that it's been a bit heavy-handed about getting known online and not so much about working on publishing credentials. Sara Tribble (of "I Am Write") had a great post about this and will be hosting interviews with editors to help us learn how to get started.

She's also challenging us to write a short story or piece of flash fiction for each interview she posts :D. I'm game! Who's with me? Let's get on this bandwagon and try to build up our platforms (or at least writing skills.)

Something else going on soon is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, which you can read about here read about here. It's coming up in September, and there will be fabulous prizes and fun for those of you with blogs discussing books. Stop on over and check it out.

Lastly, I wanted to let you know that I'll be leaving you guys this upcoming week. I'm going to MAUI (SQUEEEE!!!!) and won't be back until next Sunday, 7/26/09. I promise to bring back pictures and to tell you all about it. I haven't gone anywhere since my honeymoon four years ago, and am so excited I'm literally vibrating with anticipation in my office chair. Is this day over yet?

Here's a pic for you, and have a wonderful weekend/week without me!


Rebecca Knight said...

Comments should be working now, so enjoy! :)

Abby said...

Yea! Have a blast in Maui! You'll be missed. :l

Rebecca Knight said...

Thanks, Abby :D! I'll miss you guys, too!

KLo said...

I can't walk in platforms ... and I'm rather afraid that this is a metaphoric realization ... : (

Kristal Shaff said...

I totally agree. I think writers worry so much about blogging that they forget what the real way to get writing.

Anonymous said...

Well said,Kristal.

And Rebecca - have a blast in Maui