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5 Things Readers Want from Novelists on Social Media

Here’s the real deal on why novelists need a platform, Yah’ll. (I’m in the South for a much-needed rest. When in Rome…) ENJOY!

Writers In The Storm Blog

Turning Whine into Gold:
5 things readers want from novelists on social media

by Kathryn Craft

kathryncraftYou may not have a book out, but if you have expressed on Twitter or Facebook your hope to be a published author, you have indeed begun a social media campaign.

People are already reading your words on these sites and forming an impression, so it makes sense to think about what your readers want from you.

Here are 5 things I want from the authors I follow:

1. I want to be entertained.

It stands to reason that authors, due to their daily manipulation of language, have a greater command of it. Add to that a flair for comparison, an affinity for odd characters, a love of whimsical description, and the ability to thread an arrow through the very essence of story, and you have all the makings of an entertaining post.


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