31 Day Author Platform Challenge Day 27: Best Advice

Now listen up…

[Before we start, have you followed 10 new people yet?]

We are on the homestretch! Today’s task is a snap; I mean, seeing as we’ve spent so much time on the Canva-type of programs we’re practically experts in graphic design.

Today, share your best piece of advice for your audience (is your audience writers? moms? YA readers? librarians?).

Feel free to add where you got the advice, how it changed things for you, and what you hope will happen by sharing it. (Speaking of which, Forbes has some ideas on how to go about making your posts more sharable.)

If you make it interactive, check out some advice on ways to get interactive posts noticed.

Or simply post the quote (with your social media handle/website) across your platforms.

Make it pretty, with images and animation. Sound effects optional. You’re getting good at this, right? (I sometimes spend so much time futzing around on Canva that I feel like I’m playing hooky from my WIP! Anyone else find themselves willingly jumping down that rabbit hole?)

Ask followers to share THEIR best advice.

Four days to go!

31 Day Author Platform Challenge Day 13: Little Known Facts

Since the last few author platform pumping days have been rough ones (Day 10 was toughest so far you’ve said), Day 13 of the 31 Day Author Platform Challenge is gonna be super easy.

Today you’re going to find a little-known fact that supports your brand or your book(s). Then you’re gonna create and publish a pretty little post about it.

If your main character is a whale, post surprising whale facts. Is the MC shy? Post “The wrong way to help a child overcome shyness.” You see what I’m getting at, right? Make sure you verify it’s FACTUAL (check more than one resource), and reference the source in the post, so people know it’s true. Don’t forget to add your website or social media handle.

Here’s an example of fun facts that “just happen” to not only support an author but have thumbnails of two of her books. It has her @handle, the source of data, and kindly references the illustrator’s name. (Yes it could be a little cleaner but still. Well done!)

Little Known Facts the support a picture book author

Once you create yours, as you can guess, you’ll plaster that sweet nugget across all your social media outlets.

Don’t have a book to promote? It can be something like a fun fact about the writing industry or a statistic on books sold each/last year. Keep it in line with your personality as a writer. If you write charming board books, for example, don’t quote stats on horror novels.

Here’s the catch (there’s always a catch. You know me!)

>>You’re going to add animation AND sound in addition to images on this “Little Known Fact” meme. <<

If you’ve never done it before, I trust you can figure out how to do it simply by poking around. Literally look for “add animation” button. Google how-to if not; it’s not that hard, I promise.

With the interesting new info you share, you’ll look like a genius.

Or at a minimum, a source of reliable information.

The sound and animation will make the post stand out even more.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Feel free to share a link, below. We’ll RT it!