Tuesday, July 12, 2011

social media & resources for writers

As promised to the students at OKCU's low-residency MFA creative writing program, I am sharing a few links related to social media and online networking. This post has been updated since the previous list with a few new updates--so, it's happily shared with any and all who might find these resources useful.

Happy surfing….

Social Networking & Community Sites
Web & Blog Hosting
Reasonably Priced Website Design Software
Authors on Amazon
Amazon.com: Author Central
(if you currently have books for sale on amazon, take advantage of this free program!)

Marketing Tips
Writing Magazines with Online Resources
Agent/Editor Research
Book Trailers Video
For those of you looking to expand your promotions with multi-media, I thought I’d suggest a few links to demonstrate some of the really cool things writers are doing lately, in an effort to market their work. I hope you enjoy these examples:

There are so many more great resources for writers to take advantage of online, but hopefully this small sampling inspires you to research, network, and connect with others passionate about the pen!

Feel free to comment and share some of your favorite online resources for connecting writers to the greater community.


  1. Thank you Lori. These are great!

  2. Hi Mary!

    I'm glad to hear these are useful. Thanks for letting me know!

  3. I enjoyed your presentation at the Rochester conference on a web presence. Thanks for the list above too. I will spend some time going through the different sites. Wish I lived closer so I could take advantage of more of the meetings in the Detroit area.

  4. Hi Patricia!

    It's so nice to hear from you. Thank you for commenting; it's nice to know you had a good time with RWC.

    Remember, too, to let me know if you want to be kept in the loop about other workshops; I do visit other areas of Michigan, so you never know. I might be in your area in the future!

    I hope you find some of those links useful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks, Patricia!