Building Your Author Platform
Genres: The Writing Life
If there's one word all writers dread, it has to be "platform." As in, "It's difficult to get a book deal if you don't have a platform." What even is a platform? A platform is a writer's existing and verifiable audience. Sounds good, but what does it mean, and how do you start building such an audience? This course answers those questions and covers the basics of platform building, from author websites to essay publication, blogs, email lists, and social media.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Work outside of class: No writing or reading outside of class.
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor's essays have appeared numerous places including the New York Times, Seattle Times, and the Rumpus.
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