Writing in a Digital Age 2013, June 7-8, London


The majority of us love social media and use it as the main marketing tool. However, there are other ways to connect to the writing world and that is by attending conferences and workshops, which is where I will be on Saturday, but let’s hear it from Laxmi Hariharan who talks about her own experience!

Writing in a Digital Age 2013, June 7-8, London. Tickets on sale till June 6th.

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When Indie met the Establishment!

Cut to twelve months ago—as a just born Indie, I listened to Kate Mosse (author Labyrinth) talk about how she was not on Facebook, Twitter or any of those necessary evils, which help Indie authors like myself build a platform. On a panel discussion she made it very clear that she preferred not to have her peace of mind destroyed by social media chatter, in order to really focus inwards and write. Then, a fellow author confessed how she was beyond the point of being a social media junkie—she stayed connected even when she took her dog for a walk. It was clear to me that as a writer and a marketer I needed to find the sweet spot somewhere between the two.

I needed to become a spider—a black widow?— An arachnid who sat square in the centre of a 720 degree social network web, and controlled everything that went around me, not the other way around. It was about choice. I absolutely had the right to decide when I wanted to dip into the social media world and went I wanted to unplug. After all isn’t that what being an Indie author was all about? Exercising your right to be read, to be seen and heard unadulterated by veils.

Just one of the many insights I gained from attending the Writing in a Digital Age conference, held by TLC. I will be back at the 2013 installment of the same, as part of the story time sessions, talking about where I am twelve months on—wiser, more confident, and in the throes of completing Return to 7 Islands (#2, Bombay Chronicles.)

If you are wondering whether to go Indie or if you are already Indie and pondering what next, then this is where you want to be. You will get the chance to meet fellow Indies as well as published authors, publishers, and agents too (some of them are really nice too, I promise.)

Writing in a Digital Age 2013, June 7-8, London. Tickets on sale till June 6th.  

Laxmi Hariharan is a content branding strategist and award winning author of epic fantasy. Find her at LAXMIwrites

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