Writer’s World #Tarnishedgold #SocialMediaMarketing

Tarnished Gold by Lynn ThompsonGoing back to school has me reflecting on Sam’s story. Samantha Sungold-Tarnished Gold is a Young Adult novel I have been working on at random times. Sam is a character that first came to be in Sterling. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story.

I recently dove back into writing Sam’s story because I love, love, love the characters and I would like to have it published by the end of this year or beginning of next year. (The reason I put Sam’s novel aside to begin with is because I made writing it more complicated than it needed to be. I felt the need to delve into the teenage mind and it took me a while to realize I have all of the information I need in my own mind. Thank You very much:)) Besides I have my next three novels trying to fight for precedence and can’t seem to write fast enough to get one novel out.

In Tarnished Gold, Sam doesn’t go to a public school. She is tutored at home and isn’t very fond of her teacher Drake Soto. Drake rubs Sam the wrong way and has a sliminess to him. Is that a word? Sliminess? Drake isn’t what he seems to be and Sam picks up on that quality right away.

I’m lucky. Not only do I get to listen to my classes at home, online, I also have liked all of my teachers so far.

I’ve finished up my Social Media Marketing class and am now signed up for a class in Blogging & Content Marketing (because we all know blogging is important for writers.) Both through Shaw Academy. I have a feeling this will be my last class for now. I absolutely love to learn new things, but I need a break too.

The one-month courses I have been taking are intense, but worth it:) These are the lessons we covered In my Social Media Marketing class.

Courtisy of mrsbremersk.blogspot.ca
Courtesy of mrsbremersk.blogspot.ca

Lesson 1: Content and Community – Build It and They Will Come AND Stay

What is social media? Why is it so important for businesses? Where did it come from? The answer to these practical questions are where we begin our course as a means of leveling the playing field among our students to ensure a strong foundation for learning.

Social media is often described as the place where content and community meet. That said, we all need to have something to share on our social media channels if we want users to follow our business. This class covers how to create content for sharing, and leverage it to increase the reach of your social media profiles.

How much do you know about the Social Media aspects of online marketing?  What is important to your online marketing?

I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment, link back to my blog on your blog, or join my Newsletter (I promise no spam) and I’ll drop your name in a hat. I’ll pick a winner at the end of  February to receive a  free copy of Dark Fates.


Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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