Welcome to The Big Reveal.
I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at all levels, from unagented to published, and every week I will have a new question for them. Some of these ladies have helped me with my own work, or given me advice on blogging or writing, so check out their blogs and see what they’re about.
What social media do you use?
Mindy McGinnis, Pre-published author
My blog is my favorite, hands down. Although I do love Twitter.
Amy Sonnichsen, Agented author
I blog (alsonnichen (dot) blogspot (dot) com), I’m on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter. That’s all and that’s enough. I love to blog and I spend a fair amount of time on Facebook, just because I have so many friends there and it’s a great way to keep in touch with them all.
Melodie Wright, Agented author
I keep my FB account personal; Twitter is all about writing. I also use Triberr to get a better reach for my blog. I spend the most time on my blog – esp with A to Z – but probably enjoy Twitter a little more. It’s fast, usually informative and I’ve found great advice and/or contests, when I was still querying.
Ryann Kerekes, Agented author
All of them! I have a blog, website, GoodReads, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook. I’m also active on several writers sites, like: AbsoluteWrite, YA Lit Chat, Book Blogs, and Write on Con.
My favorite is probably Twitter. I love the pace of it, and the efficiency of communicating in 140 characters or less – and I love the supportive atmosphere with helping writers promote their work that’s possible with Retweets, mentions and linking to book reviews.
Ben Spendlove, Un-agented author
Blog (favorite, biggest time suck, usually on other people’s blogs), Twitter, Facebook. I’ve been purposely avoiding Pinterest because it’s like eye candy and I could totally OD. No, actually it’s crack. Eye crack.
Cassie Mae, Un-agented author
Blogger and Facebook are the two I can’t live without. I have a Twitter account but I only use it about once a week to stalk the agents who have my manuscript.
Jade Hart, Un-agented author
I have accounts for FB, Twitter, Blogger. But I mainly use blog and FB. I’m a slacker when it comes to twitter. I will post things on my blog 2-3 times a week. I’m pretty lax at the moment… need to organise myself a bit more. I like FB for connecting on instant chat with CP’s… it’s distracting when you’re trying to edit, however!
Stacie Stokes, Un-agented author
Mostly Facebook, and while I haven’t written any tweets to date, I do read tweets. I’m an avid reader of a number of writing-focused blogs, and in May I launched a blog with several other aspiring writers. I love leveraging blogs as a way to connect with other writers, learn about the industry and hone my craft. There are some great ones out there (this one included!)
(Ahh thanks, Stacie)
Me (Suzi) Un-agented author
Blogging… obviously. I’m on Twitter although I read it more than tweet. Facebook is more personal, so I wouldn’t friend a complete stranger. But I’d friend my writer friends. Who technically are strangers. But that’s different. I have no interest in Pinterest at this point and I use Goodreads for reviews, but don’t have an account.
Joelene B. Perry, Published author
I spend the most time on blogger and twitter. I love twitter. I’m on Facebook a tiny bit, but not a whole lot. I have a pinterest account, and I do have pins, but very few, and all from close friends. It’s what I do when I need some wind down time at night.
Liesl Shurtliff, Pre-published author
I have a blog, and I’m on Facebook and Twitter. I enjoy them, but I’m very light with social media. It’s great if you have the time, but it’s easy to let it distract from writing.
What social media do you use?