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#1 kstantonlee


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:31 AM

Here's a humorous jab at the question, "Do you have a platform?" Entering round two of shopping my manuscript for a publisher and just keeping my chin up :)


What to tell them when they ask you if you have a platform

Author of memoir. Also, if anyone has a spare labradoodle puppy, I am available. Forever. 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

This just made my day. Thanks for sharing! (You officially have a new stalker follower.) :wink:

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

Great post!

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:27 PM


Here's a humorous jab at the question, "Do you have a platform?" Entering round two of shopping my manuscript for a publisher and just keeping my chin up :)


What to tell them when they ask you if you have a platform




Oh, you are hilarious!!!!


Thanks for the laughs!

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 12:24 PM

I sometimes send this:



About the Author - Allan Hunter became one of the first male women's studies majors in 1985 at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, graduating with a BA in 1988.  He pursued graduate studies at SUNY / Stony Brook, obtaining an MA in Sociology and MSW in Social Work, creating a rich collection of feminist theory papers in the process.  "Same Door, Different Closet:  A Heterosexual Sissy's Coming-Out Party" was published in the journal FEMINISM and PSYCHOLOGY 2 (3) in 1992 and reprinted twice in subsequent anthologies.  A second theory paper, "The Feminist Perspective in (and/or On) the Field of Sociology" was  published in 2006 (READINGS IN FEMINIST THEORY, Ed. S. M. Channa, Cosmo Publications). 
About the Author's "Platform" — Many agencies, when they request the nonfiction author's bio, are primarily interested in knowing who will buy the book based on the author's reputation and stature in the field.  This isn't that kind of memoir.  No one (except maybe my Mom) will read it because of who I am; the book is interesting (and marketable) as a "representative" or "illustrative" memoir, the story of what it is like to be a particular TYPE of person (genderqueer, in this case).  
Be that as it may, I'm active in local and regional organizations where I speak to small groups about gender issues.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:45 PM

That was hilarious. Thank you for that.


What I learned from your post was that social media is a big part of platform. That tells me I'm on the right track with my social media obsession, although certainly not up to as lofty goals as those portrayed in your humorous satire.

Website: https://andreaklambert.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndreaLamber


GoodReads Author bio: https://www.goodread....Andrea_Lambert


Amazon author bio: https://www.amazon.c...ine_cont_book_1
JET SET DESOLATE from Future Fiction London on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/0578016257


LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X


WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
THE L.A. TELEPHONE BOOK, VOL. 1 from ARRAS.NET: http://www.arras.net/?page_id=658



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