Today’s meeting went so fast. I welcome Robin to the group, whose name I’ve just googled and found his already-published books through Pantera Press. And I see they’ve had some excellent reviews … I hope everyone found Amanda Kendle’s talk on social media useful. Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest, are part and parcel of the 21st century publishing experience. It’s expected of authors these days, whether we like it or not. Done well, it can be a great tool for promoting our work.
Amanda runs courses through UWA Extension and also privately at her home. Starting at UWA within the next few weeks are Travel Writing, Pinterest, and Becoming a Blogger. I did Amanda’s Becoming a Blogger course about eighteen months ago and found it really useful. It helped get me started and took a lot of my cyber-fears away. Amanda’s own blogs can be found at: Not a Ballerina (But a Traveller and a Thinker) and Amanda Kendle Consulting if you want to see examples of good, informative blogs.
One of our members, Helen Trengrove has started her own blog, Books in Wild Places. I’ve just visited Helen’s website and it’s beautiful—well worth a read. I’d also like to feature members of the BLPG on this blog.
Emily Paull has kindly volunteered to be our first ‘Member of the Month’ (MOTM). My mind is thinking up devious interview questions for her, so watch this space!
Also, if any member of the BLPG would like to write a guest post for the blog, please send it on. It could be about anything—things like how you got started writing, what your current WIP is about, why you chose that project. Or it could be a ‘How-To’—how to find a publisher, for example, or how to self-publish.
Finally, congratulations to Glen Hunting whose script will be performed at the Fremantle Festival over the weekend of 8-9th November. He’ll keep us posted with times and how to book tickets closer to the date.
Before I go, please send me the address of your website if you have one, and I’ll list it on this site.
I’m looking forward to next month’s meeting. We don’t have a guest speaker, but we seem to have some of our best sessions when we sit around the table discussing our WIP’S.
See you in a month!
Next Meeting: October 19th, 10am, Mattie Furphy’s house.