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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writer's Platform

by Writing Workshops Staff

A week ago


The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writer's Platform

by Writing Workshops Staff

A week ago


Courtney Kocak, a writer, podcaster, and comedian based in Los Angeles, is known for her expertise in the world of writing and podcasting. With her extensive experience writing for Amazon’s Emmy-winning animated series Danger & Eggs and Netflix’s Know It All podcast, she has valuable insights to share on building a platform for writers.

What is a Platform for Writers?

A platform for writers is a way to establish and showcase your expertise, build an audience, and connect with readers. It includes your online presence, social media channels, website, and any other means of reaching your target audience.

Why is Building a Platform Important?

Building a platform is essential for writers to increase visibility, attract readers, and ultimately, sell more books. It allows you to establish credibility, connect with your audience, and promote your work effectively.

How to Build a Platform for Writers

1. Define Your Target Audience: Identify who your ideal readers are and tailor your content to meet their needs and interests.

2. Create a Professional Website: Build a website that showcases your work, provides information about you, and offers a way for readers to connect with you.

3. Engage on Social Media: Use social media platforms to share your writing, connect with readers, and build a community around your work.

4. Guest Post on Blogs: Write guest posts on popular blogs in your niche to reach a wider audience and establish yourself as an expert in your field.

5. Collaborate with Other Writers: Partner with other writers for joint projects, interviews, or events to expand your reach and connect with new readers.

Courtney Kocak's Seminar: A Valuable Resource

If you're a writer looking to build a platform, Courtney Kocak's upcoming seminar, How to Build a “Platform” for Writers Who Shudder at the Thought, is the right class for you at the right time. With her expertise and experience in the industry, you'll gain valuable insights and practical tips to help you establish a successful platform for your writing career. What are you waiting for? Join us, and start building your platform.

 

Instructor Courtney Kocak is a writer, podcaster, and comedian based in Los Angeles. She wrote for Amazon’s Emmy-winning animated series Danger & Eggs and Netflix’s Know It All podcast. She’s produced a slew of highly-ranked podcasts—including The Bellas Podcast, which debuted at #1 on Apple Podcasts, PayPal’s Never Stand Still, and Girlboss Radio—and currently hosts three of her own with over two million downloads to date: Private Parts Unknown, about love and sexuality around the world, The Bleeders, about book writing and publishing, and Podcast Bestie, a best friend to podcasters trying to grow and monetize their shows (and a popular Substack). As a writer, her bylines include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, BUST, Bustle, InsideHook, and more. She’s currently working on a coming-of-age memoir in essays.

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