How to Make Time for Your Author Platform ft Meg LaTorre Posted on May 29, 2019May 29, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Artist vs Poet – Miserably Loving You LyricsRudy Francisco – "Complainers" (NPS 2014) 40 thoughts on “How to Make Time for Your Author Platform ft Meg LaTorre” This is good stuff, Jenna. Thank you. Reply when it comes to my author's platform I never know what to post?…. Reply I've already subscribed, but that bit at the end had me double-checking! 😅 Reply 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. Reply 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 Reply Very interesting video. Love the idea of 75% and 25%, about writing time vs. platform, that really put things in perspective for me. Reply Can you do a video on why is the female protagonist cuts her hair Reply Wow, this was SO helpful for me to see – exactly what I needed today. This was such a great collab video! Reply 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! Reply Did anyone else see this collab as a author-tuber recommendation? If Jenna likes her… I gotta check the channel out. 🙂 Reply My two favorite youtubers! 😍Thanks for the great advice, as always! Reply 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. Reply 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. 🙂 Reply Omg I love both of you so much. This collab is a dream come true 😍❤😍❤😍 I'm going to check out the video on Meg's channel right after this! Reply 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'? Reply It makes me so happy to see two YouTubers I thoroughly enjoy collabbing! Also, both videos have so much great advice! Reply 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 Reply 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. Reply I'm all for collabs and longer videos, but 6 ads? Reply I needed this as I am nearing completion of my First act… The Cyborg Queen is as wise as she is awesome. Reply 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! Reply Before I schedule, I need to actually get on social media. Reply Thanks Jenna and Meg. I don't even have a website yet. Guess I should. Reply Omg a 27 minute video!! Reply 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! Reply 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! Reply My cyborg queen! Reply And they said Infinity War was the biggest cross-over ever! Reply Really love hearing about your process and how you manage your platform. Reply How did you record this? Was it over the computer camera via Google Hangouts? Reply Woah! Jenna uploaded a video, and I caught it right on time! Reply 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 Reply Thanks so much!! I needed this today! Reply 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! Reply This could probably apply to any author, even comic book writers. I’ve actually been using some of your tips in making a comic book Reply A Collaboration? A M A Z I N G ! Reply What an awesome video! Love you Jenna, and nice to meet you Meg. Reply Jeeennnaaaa!!!! Reply OmG I just was thinking about starting my author platform. Thank you. Reply Literally the highlight of my life 😍😍. You guys are so amazing and helpful and amazing and I love you. ALSO 27 MINUTES?! YES PLEASE Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.