One question I see come up a lot is: Do I really need a platform to sell a book? Okay, so first let’s talk about what a platform is. When you hear people talking about a “platform” what they mean is a social media following. How many Facebook friends do you have? Do you an… Continue reading How Important is a Platform for Writers?
Y’all, these are some trying times we’re in. In the past few days, between seasonal allergy-related fatigue and the news out of Charlottesville, I’ve lost a lot of writing time to feeling ill: Physically, emotionally and spiritually. When my head hasn’t been too congested to think, I’ve asked myself if the light-spirited blog posts I… Continue reading How Can You Focus on Writing When it Feels Like the World is Ending?
Writers are you ready? We've launched! Sign up now. Penmob's founder Alex and I have some tips to help you get the most out of Penmob right from the start. Prep Your Piece Before You Post When you post a piece to Penmob you set a budget for edits. To give your editors more… Continue reading Get the Most Out of Penmob
We’re super excited for you all to experience Penmob! We know that trying a new platform can be a little overwhelming at first, so we’ve pulled together this walk-through to give you an idea what it’s like to have a team of editors getting down to business on your writing. Check out the screenshots below and don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions.
One of my first posts for this blog gave advice for finding a community of writers because I strongly believe that writing is not a solitary task. For this same reason, it’s important that writers support each other. When you go to a comedy open mic, guess who’s in the crowd? Other comedians trying to… Continue reading How Writers Support Writers: The Literary Community Needs You