Image? Writer’s Persona? Who Are You? Really? …by Susan Lute
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Two Saturday’s ago I went to a workshop taught by C. Morgan Kennedy and Therese Patrick from Author Marketing 101. This fantastic duo are marketing gurus who’s primary focus is teaching authors how to authentically market themselves and their novels. As part of that endeavor, they also do a workshop, Creating Your Author Persona, about building a public face that embraces the author and their published work. If you get a chance to take this excellent workshop, don’t hesitate. It’s fabulous, and Morgan and Therese make you think about the whole of who you are as a writer/author, bringing all your threads together in a single focal point.
My first assignment is to give my website a facelift. I wish I could say I ‘got ‘er done’, but…you know life and the rock in my pocket. They’re always getting in the way. I can say I’m almost there. Soon we’ll have the unveiling, and you can tell me if I hit the sweet spot, or not.
On a similar note, See Jane Publish is turning two in June and we’re planning a big party. More of that to come later, but first we’ve decided to explore a new image for Jane. We started out, three Janes on the journey to publication. We have since added two more Janes. It’s been tremendous fun, and now we’d like to give back to our loyal readers. More to come on that, too. In the meantime, I wonder if you could help us out. We talk…journal even…about our journey. We regularly have the USA Today Best Selling Book List. We’ve had guest authors, and industry professionals. Sometimes we’re serious, sometimes snarky, oftentimes amazed at how the industry is turning on its collective ear. But what is our image in the cyber world? Who is See Jane, really? I want to hear it from you, if you don’t mind.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to revitalize my website, work on getting my nursing license in other states than the one I live in (a mandate from my employer), steal thirty minutes here and there to write Dragon’s Keeper, and if I’m lucky get some research time in for the new project. “See” you tomorrow.
PS. You’ll notice my new day to post is Tuesdays.
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Posted on May 28, 2013, in General and tagged Author Marketing 101, birthday, C.Morgan Kennedy, Creating Your Author Persona, Image, marketing, persona, public face, See Jane Publish, Susan Lute, Therese Patrick, website, who are you?, workshop. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.