Domo Arigato, E-Mail Roboto
We’ve been talking about building your platform. This week, we are discussing e-mail automations, and how they can make your platform-building life oh so much easier!
Tune in this week to find out how you can set your e-mail service provider up to automatically welcome your readers, distribute your reader magnet, and follow up with potential readers to make sure they are satisfied with the experience.
See you there,
What is my platform you ask? The question sends my mind into a tailspin. Being an introvert, a platform is the very last thing I am looking for. As a writer, though, if anyone besides my mother and her friends are going to see my book, I do need a platform for it.
Today’s podcast is the introduction to our series Building Your Platform. Sit in with us as we discuss each step toward builing a great one.
“What do you want for dinner?”
Chances are, you read aggression in the voice of one or more of the above characters, and chances are, also, that you’ve been a party to such a conversation yourself, and in that moment thought, “(S)he is obviously upset, and not saying so. I wish (s)he would just tell me what the problem is, already!”
Just like no one likes passive aggressive behavior, very few readers can get down with a work that is loaded up with passive voice. Often, the trick to eliminating passive voice from your writing is identifying it in the first place, because it isn’t always as obvious as an attitude being flung at you by your spouse or your teenager.
Join us on the Christian Indie Writers’ Podcast this week as we discuss how to identify passive voice in your writing, how to fix it, and if it is ever a good idea to just leave it alone.
See you there,
Hey Christian Indie Writers,
Have you ever heard the advice; you need to show not tell? Have you ever wondered what in the world that actually means? I know I have.
It reminds me of when my dad was teaching me to drive. We had a stick shift and I kept popping the clutch. I just couldn’t understand what my Dad was trying to tell me. It wasn’t until he showed me a transmission taken apart and how the teeth of the wheels fit together that I was able to picture it in my mind and then I never popped the clutch again.
In this podcast we discuss ‘show don’t tell’, what does it mean, how do you recognize it, and how do you fix it in your writing. Hopefully when we’re done you will have a clearer picture of the subject and a game plan on how to go about fixing it.
If you’d like to participate in the writing exercise just set a timer for fifteen minutes. No cheating by trying to think of an idea before you start the timer. Then write a story using the prompt; “Your peeking through a neighbor’s window, what do you see?” Post your finished exercise to social media and tag us in it and we will share it or retweet it. We can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.
We would like to invite you to check out our Patreon page. We always post our podcast there for anyone to watch, including links to our writing exercises for you to read and see that we aren’t worrying much about punctuation, capitalization, and spelling in that 15 minutes.
For just $2 dollars a month you can be our Patron and watch our postcast, which is our writing group meeting. We each submit something we want critiqued or need feedback on. This is where we move from simple encouragement like we do in the podcast to actually giving it to each other straight. There is a complete Postcast available for free if you’d like to get a peek at what it’s like before deciding.
We really hope you enjoy this week’s episode and would love to hear your feedback.