Tag: platform

Marketing & Platform Building, News, Updates & Happenings

Changes Are Coming to the Blog!


It’s been just over a year since I signed the contract for Broken Fate and a lot of things have happened since then. Unfortunately, progress often brings growing pains, so you’re soon going to notice some changes to this blog. I think they’ll be for the better, though, allowing you to get to know me …

Marketing & Platform Building, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Future-Proofing Your Author Platform

Future-proofing platform

I just went through the process of changing my Twitter handle. (I’ve changed from @BluEyedReindeer to @JDerrickAuthor.) It was time for a more professional username. Twitter was the one social media site where I was active before I started building my platform so, since it was all personal at the time, I chose a fun …

Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Platform Nonsense


I’ll admit it right now: I have a bit of a subversive streak. Tell me that I “ought” to do something and I’ll question it until I figure out that either, A) You’re full of it or, B) Whatever you’re telling me to do is completely reasonable and I’ll do it. So it has gone …