How to Make Time for Your Author Platform ft Meg LaTorre

40 thoughts on “How to Make Time for Your Author Platform ft Meg LaTorre

  1. Great video. It upsets me that not a lot a people will watch it because it's more than 15 minutes. It's super interesting. Thank you for this.

  2. I'm in love with Meg's bookshelf. That Song of Ice and Fire collection with Dany and her dragons set up is adorable xD

  3. Very interesting video. Love the idea of 75% and 25%, about writing time vs. platform, that really put things in perspective for me.

  4. Wow, this was SO helpful for me to see – exactly what I needed today. This was such a great collab video!

  5. Can you talk about whether to include profanity in dialogue/narration? It really fits a certain character of mine's personality. She tends to swear sometimes in her dialogue. My book is first person as well so chapters from her POV include some light profanity in the narration. By 'light' profanity I mean she only uses the classic 'fuck', 'shit', and occasional 'asshole'. Nothing crazy offensive, but I'm conflicted because it might make my book inappropriate for young readers. Love your videos!

  6. Did anyone else see this collab as a author-tuber recommendation? If Jenna likes her… I gotta check the channel out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I had a bad experience with Facebook years ago when I got hacked. Due to recent attempts by Russia, I don't want to use the platform. I'm hoping to get by with Storiad, Bookbub, AMS, and Twitter for social media and marketing.

  8. I really appreciated how specific you both were in answering these questions. It can be annoying when authors speak about their writing, marketing and author platform practices in vague terms. Thank you for being so honest and precise. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Omg I love both of you so much. This collab is a dream come true ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜ I'm going to check out the video on Meg's channel right after this!

  10. There are loopholes in my novel I feel only a romantic scene call fill, but since that would bring in instance romance in the story I'm very confused as to what to write and complete my book. Often, I see my pen pushed towards writing an extremely uncommon scene. Well, meaningless romance. But Jenna, didn't you rant about instance romance being one of the greatest pet peeves in romantic fiction? I need a solution! What do I write in the empty spaces if not 'instant romance'?

  11. It makes me so happy to see two YouTubers I thoroughly enjoy collabbing! Also, both videos have so much great advice!

  12. You guys are awesome, I loved both of these collabs! Especially fun to hear the in's and out's of how you guys do authortube! <3

  13. i can't really see publishers wanting to see your book as an investment potential as a bad thing. I too also want my writing to make money.

  14. I needed this as I am nearing completion of my First act… The Cyborg Queen is as wise as she is awesome.

  15. Awesome video! This was really helpful. I started my author platform but am still trying to find my voice in it: When to post, what to post, and learning several new socials I haven't used before until now. In short, this was a lifesaver and helped the whole process not feel so overwhelming, especially the advice about how to divide time between your platform and actually writing your book. Thanks, Meg and Jenna!

  16. Twitter expert: You need to schedule posts at least 20 times a day.
    Me: Kiss mi backside!
    I mean that would be murder. Since I spend a lot of time on social media I do post quite a bit. But that's during real-time conversations and interactions. Scheduling two to three posts a day is enough. Twenty will turn you into a mental patient one day. Sorry but nope!

  17. Good advice. My author platform mostly relies on my Instagram account which currently has 48k followers. I might end up doing a video on that as well. Anyhow, another good video!

  18. Thanks for uploading! This video would be great. I'll be heading college next month for the summer and this would be helpful for my fanfic

  19. Ah exciting! Watched the counterpart to this earlier so been looking forward to this! Also – Jenna you're the reason why I'm giving YouTube a go – you rock!

  20. This could probably apply to any author, even comic book writers. Iโ€™ve actually been using some of your tips in making a comic book

  21. Literally the highlight of my life ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. You guys are so amazing and helpful and amazing and I love you. ALSO 27 MINUTES?! YES PLEASE

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