I’ve taken the necessary steps to get a coach. I made an appointment with KN Literary Arts (http://knliterary.com) for a free fifteen minute consultation. I am signing a contract for coaching on “Idea-to-Outline.” The outline is the roadmap to writing my memoir and I need guidance in this area. I’m still moving forward with working on my overview after that it’s tackling the Book Proposal. This will be a very busy month.
I picked up a few good tips from reading the Florida Writers Association (http://floridawriters.blog) that will help me with my posting on social media. It is suggested adding some stackable content. Here’s a few:
A quote graphic is a photo with a quote written on it, and it is probably the easiest type of snackable content to create. Use your book cover or snap a picture outside somewhere. Take a quote from your book and plaster it on the picture. Finally, you’ll want to add a discreet, subliminal “call to action”. Often, this may merely be a company logo for brand recognition, but for writers it’s probably best just to put their website address in one of the picture’s corners.
This type of content may be more suited for nonfiction writers, but with a bit of creativity, fiction writers can certainly take advantage here as well. Infographics are a collection of imagery or graphics displaying data in order to give a brief and visually-appealing summary of a topic. These can be a bit trickier to make, but fortunately there are a lot of templates online to help you get started.
Whether you pronounce it with a hard or a soft “G”, GIFs in terms of snackable content are those little animated clips that often play on a loop. They’re more than a static photo, but not quite a video either. Of all the content mentioned, these require the highest learning curve. They aren’t too difficult to make, but you may need some help from Mr. Google.
If you hope to increase your social media influence this year, be sure to incorporate snackable content on a regular basis to provide a fresh and updated feel to your online posts.