Yesterday, I shelled my followers on social media, telling them they can back me on Patreon. Guess what? I don’t like promotion. I’m a cord-cutter and advertising is a dirty word for me. But it had to be done. I tried to make my posts fun–with wisecracks, butchered scifi quotes & threatening my followers with rain dances. It worked: I gained a few backers on Patreon.
Book, movie and music sellers put their wares in front of thousands of people: on bus sides, on TV or radio to convince a handful buy their product. Everybody has to find a way to make new people discover their product. It’s hard. And often, it just plain feels dirty.
Pip Ballantine recently broke into pro-writing in a big way, and migrated halfway around the world at roughly the same time. She loves writing and she loves social media. Now she’s going to tell you why:
(F)riends I made online…keep me motivated and writing. Without them there wouldn’t have been books to sell in the first place.
Podcast Fiction is brand new–and old as dirt. Stories shared through the web, quite often in the voice of the writer, creating a new tradition in storytelling. The Teardown is a mini-series of 10 questions on the nature of podcasting, put to 10 well-known podcast authors. The questions are the same. The answers might just surprise you.
Today: Patrick E. McLean, a professional wordsmith, advertisement/film & video creator, the voice that tells you ‘You’ve reached the end!’ for Podiobooks.com… and podcaster.