Most authors at one time or another have dreamed of taking the writing world by storm with a breakout bestselling novel. I’m sure most of us still harbor hope this will happen. Regardless of sales or monetary success, we can still make a difference in the writing community. Whether you’re published or still writing your first novel, you can make a huge impact. Here’s how:
For me, the best part about writing has been the people I’ve met. Through this blog and through Authors to Watch, I’ve made lasting friendships that have changed my life for the better. I hope I’ve contributed to the writing community in some small way and that I’ve helped writers as much as they’ve helped me. You don’t need to be online all the time to make a difference. You don’t need a bestselling novel or even a blog to make an impact. Just a few words of encouragement or some shared experience can be life-changing for someone else. And all you have to do is be yourself and share a small piece of your uniqueness with others.
Hello, everyone! It’s me again with another author advice post. Warning: This post isn’t for everyone. If you’re an author who finds etiquette posts tiresome, this post isn’t for you. If you’re already an expert on book marketing, this post will probably seem pretty basic, but I hope you’ll read on and add your advice in the comment section. This post is for people like me – people who came into the writing world with limited social media knowledge. It’s for people who didn’t realize book bloggers existed until they were told to go out and promote their book. If you’re intimidated or overwhelmed by the idea of contacting reviewers and bloggers, or if you’ve sent requests to bloggers and only received a lukewarm response, this post is for you.