#IWSG: New projects

 

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The last few weeks of February were busy in a good way. I have a couple of things I’m working on kind of behind the scenes you could say. I’ll fill everyone in another time about them when I have news to share. You could say they are my secret projects. 🙂

Writing on all the projects are going great. A little frustrated about one of the stories and how to work in a new plot twist. It sounds good when I talk about it out loud but putting it to paper and the section I want it to go in does not.

Question for everyone. I’m thinking about starting a facebook group. My question is would it be a good idea to have both a group and an author page? I already have an author page. Should I just stick to it or think about creating the group too?

IWSG Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?

I haven’t pulled out a really old story per say. What I did was to pull out a list of story ideas from a few years ago and look it over. I have set up files for three of them so I can start outlining them. One of them is possibly going to be posted here as a serial for the site. I just need to figure out how often I’ll post it and what the word count for each post will be.

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

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8 thoughts on “#IWSG: New projects

  1. Can’t say I know much about Facebook. I’ve been there for years and still can’t quite get the hang of it.

    But I’d think that so long as the subject matter of the group and the author page don’t blend together too much, it could make sense to have both. So for example, if one is about your own writing and the other is about the kind of writing you like to read, I think that would be okay.

    1. Hi J.S., true about them not blending together too much. My reason behind possibly starting a group would be so I could interact with followers more. The way Facebook has pages set up now I’m not reaching a lot of them and people have said that creating a group would allow them to interact with me more because they would see the posts. 🙂

  2. aandj8804

    I think, kind of similar to what J.S. was saying, if people have something to talk about with regards to your new book that is separate from your being author, then sure! Why not create a separate group for the book? However, if you expect to hear crickets when you talk about your new book on a separate page, simply because people have nothing to say/don’t know enough about your book/characters/plot to comment, then just stick with more generic type updates on your main fb page. Just my opinion, though.

    Best of luck on your newest work and getting it onto paper! 🙂

    1. Thanks. Totally get what you’re saying. Definitely don’t hear crickets. Do have people clicking like on the posts that they do see. It’s just frustrating that with the number of likes I have only a handful sees the post because of Facebook’s algorithms. I’m just looking for new ways to interact with readers and followers is all. 🙂

  3. Regarding facebook, it depend on what you’re trying to achieve. People are more likely to have discussions on a group than they will on a page, but unless, for instance, you’re popping up in news items that your fans want to share with each other, they may well forget that they’re members of the group fairly quickly. If your aim is to promote your own writing, I’d recommend a page rather than a group.

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