So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

How Indie Authors Use Social Media with Ronda Birtha

How Indie Authors Use Social Media as a Promotional Tool Picture the scenario: you’ve written an incredible novel, memoir, biography; you’ve labored through the steps to get it published (traditionally, or self-published), you sit back and wait for the royalties to flood in. The problem? Only your mother, and closest friends are aware of your masterpiece.

Discover how the wealth of free and low cost resources can help promote your efforts to advertise and market your book. (And you thought your work was done when you finished writing. You’ve only just begun.) Ronda Birtha is a folklife documentarian and freelance new media artist residing in Marble, North Carolina. She is a photography and videography instructor with the Community Folklife Documentation Institute sponsored by the NC Arts Council, and the Project Manager for Mountain Work: A Social Commentary – a documentary partially funded by the North Carolina Humanities Council that is being developed with Tri-County College in Murphy, North Carolina. She is also a partner in the publishing companies, Galactic Publishers and Writers’ Hub of the Mountains. She teaches a number of writing courses and provides consultation for independent authors who are seeking to self-publish. In the five or ten minutes that she has for herself in the course of a day, she continues to work on her first novel – Solace. Samples of her photography and videography can be seen at

See an interview with Ronda Birtha here.

Ronda Birtha's class will be taught Saturdays, 10:30 - 1:30 PM, May 14, June 11 and July 23. Registration fee of $30 for one class should be mailed to Writers Circle, 581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC, 28904 no later than one week before class begins.

Call 828-389-4441 or email Glenda Beall at for more information about this class.