Authors pass out business cards at conferences like Halloween candy…by the handful. And why not? Business cards and bookmarks are cheap marketing tools for their books. Everyone is a potential reader. Every author, agent, and editor, a potential contact. But what about writers? They don’t have books to market. Some may not even have a website. The answer. Yes! Yes, yes, yes. And here are
A few months ago, I started a writing group. I did what I was supposed to. I researched how to start it, run it, and what the basic rules should be. Should’ve been easy. In some ways it was, but it wasn’t in others. After some trial and error, here are a few things everyone needs to know to have a fantastically functioning writing group.
Getting involved in the book and writing community is REALLY important. Besides, it’s fun. Utah Books is mostly a group of book bloggers and writers. They have an annual social where they can all get together. We made bookmarks, had a book swap, and visited. Getting to meet other writers and book enthusiasts was the best part. Can’t wait to see everyone again !
The sad truth is that a writer’s job is very confining. We sit a computer most the day (in our pajamas, no doubt), we read when we aren’t writing, and listen to podcasts and audiobooks during our chores and workouts. Other than going to the store, the post office, and other errands, we’re lucky when we go out for anything other than writing. It can