Workshop: Social Media for Writers by Rebecca Lynn

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Learn to harness social media to engage fans and increase your author profile in this course designed for both beginners and experienced writers.

Social Media for Writers


Instructor: Rebecca Lynn (w/a RL Syme)

Dates: May 5-20, 2014

Cost: $15 for YARWA members ($25 for non-members)


About the Course: Social Media for Writers is a 4-week strategy class on how to effectively utilize social media as an author, both as a fan-engagement tool and as a publicity tool, and includes an individual evaluation by the instructor (a social media professional).

The course includes two lessons per week that cover:

– The Purpose of Social Media Types and a virtual tour of the main types of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs, websites, and mail clients)

-Using Social Media Strategically

-Unpacking the Major Types of Social Media

-Personal Strategy Sessions with 1-on-1 chats with each student to devise a genre-specific social media strategy that will help support the authors’ development of their relationship to fans, potential readers, and other authors

About the Instructor: R.L. Syme is a former Communications specialist who has created and executed local and national social media strategies for both organizations and authors. She holds degrees in writing and leadership, and has consulted and taught nationally on Communication Strategies, Leadership and Self-Leadership, Organizational Communication and New Media and tries to keep current with trends and research through extensive networking. She is currently working on a sequel to her first published novel, His Wounded Heart, which is now available. You can find her website at


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