Now, I know what you’re thinking. Angela you don’t believe in “Platforms” in the same way other writers do. The in crowd knows this; because they remember this blog:
“If you are a politician, and you campaign on health care reform, that is called your platform. If you are a nonfiction writer you would need something that would make you an expert in your field, or qualified to write about your subject. Do you have a cooking blog that reaches 100k? That would be your platform. Are you a show dog judge with years of having your name out there? That would be your platform.
So how does any of this relate to the fiction writer?
It’s not like Amanda Hocking is qualified to write young adult vampire novels because she is a young adult vampire. I mean she could be, but I don’t know her business.
The more information I see on platforms for fiction writers, the more I realize they are using platform in the place of something else. A combination of audience, fan base, and followers. I see some people ask “What is your platform?” But what I hear is, “Who is going to buy your book?” Who, not what is the important part…”
While I still believe that, Rachael Harrie is an awesome writer type who likes to help other writers. Since I dig the cause, and love the opportunity I won’t be arguing about the verbiage. (I don’t really like campaigns either, I mean seedy politicians? No thanks )
See the deets on where you can get in on the awesomeness here:
What is the Campaign?
Basically, the Campaign is a way to link those of us in the writing community together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. The Campaigners are all bloggers in a similar position, who genuinely want to pay it forward, make connections and friends within the writing community, and help build each others' online platforms while at the same time building theirs.