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Do Authors Need to be on #socialmedia ? #IWSG

Here on Daily (w)rite, as part of the guest post series, it is my absolute pleasure today to welcome author Chrys Fey who gives wonderful pointers on author promotions despite not being on social media. — Authors don’t need to be on social media if they don’t want to be. Nowadays, social media can be…

Are You On #Feedly ? #socialmedia

Hope to discuss all things Reading, Writing, Travel, and maybe a bit of Social awareness / Culture/ Philosophy. in the spirit of connections, maybe all of us who comment and chat at this space could connect on other social media as well. Some of you I already chat with on Twitter and Facebook, but others, not so much. A lot of us are on G+ too, and on Goodreads.

Hoping to follow all of you on your social media profiles, so please leave yours in the comments.

#IWSG: 8th Blogiversary: How Many Years have You Blogged?

What goals have you set for the new year? What did you achieve in 2015? How do you plan to make 2016 better? When did you start blogging? How far have you come? Where would you like to reach? Are you part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) ? What would you like to see more of on Daily (w)rite ?

If you’ve just arrived, welcome! Stay on and have a cuppa– we’re a friendly bunch here. And you can be sure I’ll find ways to support you if you drop in a comment and become a friend.

Do you read or write #flashfiction ?

Because flash requires a lot of attention, just as poetry does (and other short fiction). That’s partly because it’s compressed, so you have to be on the alert (the German word for poetry is ‘dichtung’ – to seal, or to shut… so there’s a suggestion of closing down the space, and being economical). And, as a reader, you have to keep starting again with every new piece of flash, so there’s a lot of energy required. You can’t just fall into the dream. The challenge for the writer is to make the compression invisible, to try to hide the hard work.