Career Tips: Using Social Media as a Writer

February 25, 2013 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus

Brown bag lunch following the talk, so stay and ask questions!

Free and open to the CCA student and alumni community only.

Join the Career Development team for a special presentation with Adam Bluestein, a former editor, freelance writer, and fan of social media, who can make a case for the usefulness of Twitter and the importance of networking as a writer.

"Whether you write fiction, criticism, long-form journalism, or a dating column, being an active social media participant pays off for anyone who makes a living with words," Bluestein says.

Our guest will talk about using Twitter and other social networks to build a personal "platform" that helps you "find your people," develop professional connections, get jobs, and prebuild an audience for future work.

Bluestein will discuss his eclectic writing interests -- including startups, cutting-edge science, health care, sustainability, food, and entertainment -- and how he developed his network. He'll also share specific tools and strategies that writers of all kinds should be using to get noticed, where it counts.

All students and alumni are welcome. This program will have special resonance for anyone interested in pursing writing, criticism, and publication both online and in print.