I'm very pleased to announce that on Friday, July 10th our #platformchat guests will be Literary Agent, Robin Mizell (@RDMizell) and Author/Poet, Sage Cohen (@SageCohen).
Time is: 11:00 - noon PT, noon - 1:00 MT, 1:00 - 2:00 CT, & 2:00 - 3:00 ET.
The topic for our chat is: How Platform-builders Make a Great First Impression.
If you missed our June 26th #platformchat, you can view the full transcript here (thanks to co-moderator, Meryl K. Evans).
Anyone with a Twitter account can participate. I recommend using Tweetchat.com and plugging in our hashtag, #platformchat, to follow and participate in the chat. Once you have a Twitter account, you can use your Twitter ID and password to get a Tweetchat account very quickly.
I hope you will bring your questions on this topic and join the discussion!
Here's a little more about our guests:
Robin Mizell (@RDMizell) is an independent literary agent working with fiction and nonfiction authors whose ideas help bring people together. She is one of the editors of the 2009 Screenwriter's & Playwright's Market guidebook, and her advice to writers appears in the July issue of The Writer magazine. Robin is scheduled at writers conferences and book festivals throughout the year. Her blog is Treated & Released and her query guidelines can be found at RobinMizell.com.
Sage Cohen (@SageCohen) is the author of Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry (Writers Digest Books, 2009) and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. An award-winning poet, she writes three monthly columns about the craft and business of writing and serves as Poetry Editor for VoiceCatcher 4. Sage hosts a monthly reading series at Barnes & Noble and teaches the online class Poetry for the People. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and awarded a Soapstone residency. To learn more, visit www.writingthelifepoetic.com.
#platformchat moderators are:
Christina Katz is the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Build an Author Platform and Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (both for Writer’s Digest Books). A platform development coach and consultant, she teaches writing career development, hosts the Northwest Author Series, and is the publisher of several e-zines including Writers on the Rise. Christina blogs at The Writer Mama Riffs and Get Known Before the Book Deal, and speaks at MFA programs, literary events, and conferences around the country.
Meryl K. Evans is the author of Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook, co-author of Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites and contributor to many others. The long-time blogger and gamer has written and edited for a bunch of places online and off. A native Texan, she lives a heartbeat north of Dallas in Plano, Texas with her husband and three kiddos. Though born in silence, she tries to show that deaf people are just like everyone else. Follow Meryl on Twitter at @merylkevans.
NEWS: We are moving #platformchat into an every-other-week timeline to make room for another chat in the in-between weeks, which I'll announce next week. (Exciting!)
So our next #platformchat will take place on July 24th and our guests will be novelist and freelance writer, Allison Winn Scotch (@aswinn), and nonfiction author, Bill O'Hanlon (@possibill).