This is an article I wrote for the SCBWI Los Angeles regional newsletter Kite Tales. I love social media, as most of you know and I’m quite good with it. Hope you like the article.

Kite Tales

socialmedia1At conferences, one of the things I hear many writers and artists talk about is that their biggest fear/worry/stumbling block/insecurity (besides their craft – because hey, we all know how that is), is how to use social media. I’m writing this quick article with some tips because while I’m not officially a paid social media person, I’m really good at it. Really.

First of all, breathe. Don’t be scared. It’s okay. We were all beginners and didn’t know how to do any of it until we did. Please don’t feel insecure about the things you haven’t done yet. It seems daunting, but it’s not. Really. Please trust me.

7910370882_39d180fb66_zHere are my tips:

  1. Don’t be nervous about it.
  2. Treat social media like any other social interaction (meaning, be kind and respectful).
  3. Start with the one or ones you are comfortable with. It’s okay not to be on all of them, and…

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