Want to Know More About Blogging and Gaining an Audience? Jane Friedman Explains How on Sept. 16

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Ever had any of these questions?

  • Should you blog?
  • If so, what should you blog about?
  • How do you start a blog?
  • Can you post work online on a blog without endangering its prospects with agents and editors?
  • How does a fiction writer gain an audience through their blog?
  • How can a blogger increase traffic and gain a platform?
  • How can a blog help me get a book deal?

These are the kinds of questions Jane Friedman will be answering in her webinar, "Build Your Author Platform Through Blogging," on Sept. 16, 2010.

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Here's the gist. Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer's Digest and current e-media college professor, knows a lot about blogging and how to use a blog. (In fact, her writing blog called "There Are No Rules" has won some awards!) She's laying out all she knows to writers at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. The webinar lasts 75 minutes. (Sign up here.)

What you'll learn:

  1. How to develop strategic content for your blog that will benefit your career as an author
  2. When and how to post your work-in-progress on your blog or site
  3. When and how fiction writers should blog
  4. What kinds of blogs attract the attention of editors and agents
  5. 5 ways to grow your blog traffic—and how to know when your blog has a visitor count worth talking about
  6. The consistent habits and methods of successful bloggers
  7. The essential metrics for analyzing your blog's traffic, and how to improve your blog based on visitor data
  8. The best blogging platforms to use, and what features really matter

Sign up for the webinar here and get your blog going!

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