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It's becoming increasingly necessary to have an 'internet presence' to get an agent interested in you as a writer.


So I thought, what if we all 'liked' each others Facebook pages, visited websites, followed on Twitter etc? It's really hard to drum out interested before you are published.


Any one have any blogs/websites/facebook/twitter etc?


Here's mine:





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I know what you mean Sarah. I haven't got a facebook, twitter or website set up. I did once have a facebook account, but at the time I was on a Masters in Creative writing course at Manchester Met and found I was spending more time reading facebook than doing any work - it was a distraction so I got rid of it. Not sure I can really set one up again, I'll feel like a bit of a loser having to re add people...


I am going to set up a website though definitely think that is the way forward. Well done for getting your short story published!!


I was thinking of setting up a blog for the writing group by the way, I have been told its quite easy, attach it onto the bank street website so anyone can see the work being critiqued and what people are saying...scary but good..

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Thanks Agatha! I've followed back.


Jimmy, I think if you just log back into your facebook it basically is just the same as before with all your friends still there. You should definitely try twitter, there are loads of writers and agents who tweet. You can get some really good info and advice.


P.s would be great if people could like my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-DaltonAuthor/152388908154545


Thanks guys. Let me know if I can reciprocate.


I really need to start blogging but I find it so boring!

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It’s always handy if you post on internet forums to make sure your ‘signature’ always directs people to your website. This way, no matter what you say, people can find out more about your work. For example Sarah, you can replace your signature with this (works on almost any forum)


Find me on the web at: [url="http://www.arahdaltonbooks.com"] sarahdaltonbooks.com[/url] | [url="http://www.twitter.com/sarahdalton"] twitter.com/sarahdalton[/url] | [url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-DaltonAuthor/152388908154545"]facebook.com/sarah-dalton[/url]


Which will produce this:



Also you can shorten your facebook fanpage (so it's easier to share) by using the settings here: https://www.facebook.com/username/. Hope you and others find this handy.

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Your first link wasn't right - it leads to a null page. Check the spelling on the actual hyperlink - if you copied and pasted Cornucopia's html, the initial 's' was missing.


I'd be interested to know how many of you would be willing to give away substantial pieces of work for free over the internet. As in, a large collection of short stories or (gasp!) a novel... My current plan is to get a novel finished, then publish it online with no hope or attempt to make money out of it.



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