I have found one social media format quite enjoyable: Bublish. Please note that this blog is not an advertisement for the platform, nor am I receiving any reimbursement for writing about it. I am just excited about Bublish and how I have been able to promote my work.
Basically, Bublish is a social platform that allows authors to display excerpts from their work. Authors can choose as many excerpts as they want and to display them on whatever timeline they prefer. What makes Bublish rather interesting is the ability of authors to also write insights about the passages. That is, authors can include “behind the scenes” information that highlights their perspective, logic, or state of mind related to that passage. Have you ever wanted to know how an author got an idea for a particular scene or why they wrote a passage the way they did? Well, here is an opportunity to find out.
Right now, I have my two horror novels, Dead Works (3 excerpts and insights) and Birth Offering (4 excerpts and insights) loaded on Bublish. Using Bublish, I was able to address why I used child sexual abuse as an underlying theme of my recent ghost story, Dead Works. I found writing about this topic, even in the vague sense that it appears in Dead Works, rather difficult, but I was able to explain the process very succinctly in a book bubble and relate it to an excerpt. I was also able to explain what a Practicum class looks like to readers who are not familiar with the training of graduate psychology students. For my first novel, Birth Offering, I was able to describe how I got the idea for the novel while on vacation (nearly 20 years ago!), and tie it to the very passage that was my first mental glimpse of the book.
I should be preparing at least one more excerpt and insight for Dead Works. I don’t know why I think four passages per novel represents a nice round number – but at the moment, that is where I am stuck. You never know, however, maybe more will appear. In the meantime, here is the link to my author page on Bublish: http://t.co/c7BSg8Ipaq
Check it out, and see if you like it and the platform itself.