Catch WordCount Last Wednesday’s next live chat on Sept. 29 – that’s today or tomorrow depending on how late or early you’re reading this – at 8:30 a.m. Pacific.
Joining me on the chat will be social media expert Trish Lawrence, who will talk about Facebook fan pages – what they are, how to create one, and why a writer should have one.
Lawrence is a Seattle-based writer, blogger, and owner of real/brilliant, her social media strategy and branding business. This year she’s also partnering with Writer’s Digest University to teach social media strategy for authors.
The format of tomorrow’s live chat is as follows:
- 8:30 – Log on and introduce yourself.
- 8:35 to 8:45 – I’ll ask Trish a few questions to get things rolling.
- 8:45 – We’ll open it up to questions from the audience.
- 9:30 a.m. – The chat ends.
Although it’s possible to use the standard Twitter interface for a live chat, you might find it easier to follow along with an add-on application such as TweetGrid, TweetChat or HootSuite. This tutorial explains how to set them up.
If you’re afraid you’ll offend followers by tweeting too much during a chat, you can suggest they use an app called TwitterSnooze to temporarily turn off your tweets. In case you haven’t done this before, when the chat starts, tweet a message like this: “I’ll be in a live chat for the next hour; if you don’t want to follow, turn off my tweets with TwitterSnooze.com.”
If you’ve got a suggestion for a subject you’d like to see covered, send it my way. The next WordCount Last Wednesday chat will take place on Oct. 27 and feature freelance writer Susan Johnson, author of the new ebook, The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets, talking about ebooks.
If you’re an expert in a particular aspect of freelance writing, running a freelance business or tech tools for writers and are interested in participating as a guest speaker, contact me.