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Archive for March, 2012

Master Koda Online Writing Conference

Well, it has been a pretty intense and very informative last 24 hours. Yesterday from 4pm to 9pm and today 10am to about 2:30pm I was participating in an Online Writing Conference sponsored by www.MasterKoda.com. (Kim did awesome job putting it together and I believed I learned at least one thing from each speaker that I can actually apply to my novel: I hope to get it out, in the market, within the next few months.)

I will be honest I didn’t know if I was going when I first about and I wasn’t sure what it was all about. However I am very glad that I did go as I learned so much and met some really positive and energetic people.

I have learned the Master Koda Online Writing Conference. . .

  • How to find my target audience. . . You should have at least a 10 year age range, and your genre mentioned, gender, employment class, location: as not everyone is going to enjoy every type of book.
  • How to use facebook, twitter and my blog for networking. . .  You need to create a platform, how people can connect with you and your work. Blogs and websites are great ways to express yourself, (and they don’t cost as much as you think.)
  • How important a cover really is to appeal your readers. . . Colors pull people in as well as the flow of the picture, theme and font of the title. How do you want to be represented?
  • How important a “signature speech” for marketing your book and to make you look more professional and organized. . . You need a clear, precise message to tell the readers what you and your book are all about. (Posting pieces of the speech here and there is also a good way to market your book as well.)
  • How important to market and get a fan base before you book is out on the market. . .  It pulls people in and that way you have hungry readers who want your book right away.
  • How formatting and grammar can make or break a book. . . You always need to check your novels at least five times before sending it out. Publishers do not always edit your book; so make sure it done just in case. The first paragraph needs to pull the reader in.

 

As for myself, I learned first of I need to be consistent with facebook, twitter, and my blog . . . I need to use my pen name for my writing references and use my other pages for my personal life. The more organized I am, the more professional I look and the more people will take me seriously as a writer.  I made some new links strictly for my writing.

 

Facebook Page           http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire
Writing Blog                http://RebekahWolveire.wordpress.com
 Twitter                        http://twitter.com/RebekahWolveire
E-mail                        RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com

Quote

“There was something in…

“There was something in the air as two beings wanted the passion, but kept in silence as they basked in the warmth of the oven, the sweet smell of body spray, and the divine taste of chocolate.”

“The Whispering Path”

Rebekah Wolveire © January 2011.

Marketing Ideas for Young Adult Authors

First of all, I would look around and see what young adults are into. They like facebook, you tube, video games, facebook games, clubs at school, TV shows, hobbies. (I have many friends within the ages 15-25 and this is what I consider young adult: high school to college level education. . .)

Female, especially in high school, seem to be interested drama, thrillers, things to talk and gossip about. Younger men seem to enjoy sports, and girls.

I would defiantly make youtube features. There are more young adults that view youtube than anyone I know. If you know any young adults, using them for the youtube pieces, I think would work best. Who can reach out to young adults better than other young adults?

If you really feel lost, then send a poll around to see what young adults on facebook are currently interested in.

Age:
Gender:
What type of books do you read?
What type of TV show/movies do you watch?
What pulls you in to these types of genre?
Hobbies?

Video blogs . . . I would get a young adult that is similar to your character and have them read from your book on you tube or have them talk about themselves and the story. Making your characters come to life really pulls people in. (If you are low on money, some out going young adults just like the attention and some might do it for a free meal or movie.)

Example: One of the YA book series I really like (it’s not Twilight) it’s called Pretty Little Liars by Sarah Shephard. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001IGNMHS?pf_rd_p=1347712082&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000773601&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0W4FF2FP50CT4DWX2W50

It is both a book series and a TV series. There is a lot of suspense, drama and thrilling moments. (I love thriller, suspense, drama and horror, so this series just pulls me in.)

Who I am.

 

I’m Rebekah Wolveire and I have finally organized a page.

I’m from Lorain,Ohio and I have been writing since junior high. (For those who do numbers I’m 29 and I started a 12 so about 17 years. I know there other writers out there who have been writing as long as I have been alive, but writing calls to me.) I do believe I have had enough experience to create some well-rounded characters. I believe you can write well if you write about what you know and what you are truly passionate about.

I believe I am story teller first and a writer second.

The genres I work with the most are paranormal/occult, horror, thriller, romance, and drama. I love ghosts, urban legends, and of course vampires.

My Links

Facebook profile: http://facebook.com/Rebekahwriter

Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire

Personal Livejournal/Blog: http://Rebekah1213.livejournal.com

Writing Blog http://RebekahWolveire.wordpress.com

Smash words page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Rebekah1213   

Link to poetry book: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/139188

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RebekahWolveire

RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com