Monday, January 3, 2011

Under Construction





Oh, sorry! I didn't expect you so soon!
But hey . . . you can help.



I have to build this platform.



My publisher (doesn't that sound so dang cool?) says that an author needs to construct a platform to launch a new novel. Supposedly when Son of a Gun comes out next summer, readers will flock to my website to find out all the ins and outs of how I wrote my book.

You know better than anyone that I'm no expert, but now that I've started novel number two, I realize how much writing stuff I learned last year. Here, sit down and let me tell you what I've been thinking.


Remember my School Days Seminar a year or so ago? For twelve weeks I wrote a daily post with homework for everyone to do on their own blog, which I promised to check. It got a little crazy because so many people joined in, and I was giving prizes and diplomas for participation. I had a notebook to keep track of assignments, comments and lesson plans, plus I was reading over a hundred blogs every day—it was like I had a full time job. But it was SO FUN!


So I've decided to do something similar: it's called The Write Stuff Workshop. I know I tend to get a little carried away with my plans, so I'm not going to tell you all of them. (That way, if I start getting overwhelmed, I can cut back and you won't even know.)


The workshops are designed to inspire and improve storytelling through fiction, memoir, blogging or biography. Because you're all writers or readers (or both) I'm hoping you'll join in with comments and links. There will be some prizes and giveaways, interviews, book reviews, guest posts...


My platform will be better than my book!























11 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Sounds fun!!!!

kenju said...

WOW. I'm sure you can do it.

Diane said...

I can't wait. I thoroughly enjoyed your school days seminar - I'm sure this will be just as great, if not better!

marta said...

oooh, sounds intriguing. i can't wait! whatever you do, we'll love it. to me, you are the expert!

Hannah said...

ooh! I am in. I can't wait to see what you have in store.

Shelley said...

I'm excited! Can't wait!

Linsey said...

Bar none, you're the coolest Oma ever!

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

Yay! I'm excited. I was just looking through some of my posts inspired by your School Days and Write Idea seminars. Can't wait!

The Grandmother Here said...

You make me tired. I can't keep up. What kind of vitamins are you taking?

Gabi said...

Inspiring!! Love the photos too.

Tracy said...

Boy, that sounds like a great idea...I just told my husband the other day I'm ready to start on my Doctorate in creative writing; will I get credit for this course?