Why is it that just about the time I figure out how to do the promotion that everyone is talking about that “works,” it stops working. Facebook parties, Newsletters, Blog Hops . . . ugh. Then again, maybe they just don’t work for me.
Don’t you wish you could be that author that stumbled upon something new and innovative, that actually connected you with readers who want to read your books?
Yeah, me too.
Now I’m not saying I’ve found that next big thing, but I’m hoping I have.
Welcome to Twitch.TV
It’s a web site primarily devoted to streaming video gamers, but recently they’ve expanded into other areas. They now feature a Creative area where streamers craft, sew, create art work and more. I once watched a man doing blacksmithing on his channel.
But I haven’t seen any other writers there.
As a gamer myself, I’ve been a fan of Twitch, and even created my own channel to broadcast Minecraft for a few months. it was a fun endeavor, but with my writing, I really didn’t have the time to devote.
Yeah, Naphtoe. That’s me, my gamer tag.
Anyway, I had the Channel and broadcast software all set up, and one day while watching a stream, I got to wondering if this was something I could use to reach some new readers. So last week I fired everything back up.
Now most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 AM Central Time you’ll find me here: https://www.twitch.tv/naphtoe
I stream for about an hour each day. I write, edit, and chat with whoever stops by. Surprisingly, I get work done. (Probably because I have to focus and not waste time on Facebook and Youtube.) We chat about writing, romance, and just about anything else that pops up.
I’m hoping to build a creative community of readers and authors. At the very least, I’m getting some work done on my next novel.
If you happen to have a free moment, please feel free to stop by and say hi. If you can’t be there during the program, an on-demand video is available of my latest show.
So is Twitch the next big thing for authors?
Probably not, but at least if it turns out to be, I can say I got there first.
S.C.Mitchell is a writer of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy romance, who crafts unique and wondrous worlds where characters explore, romp, and fall in love. Whether traveling through dark, demon filled dimensions, the edge of wild space, or ancient mythological heavens, heroes and heroines, guided by their adventurous hearts, discover hidden strengths on their pathway to enduring love.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007D0Z1MW