The Value of Community

The craft of writing can be a solitary one, but it doesn’t have to be.  The Internet provides a means to always be connected to friends, family and colleagues.  It can also be an enormous time-sink but that is a conversation for another time. I want to talk about the availability of community, both writing and otherwise through the Internet and daily life.  Is community really important? I know of writers who prefer to be alone and separated from their writing peers at work and in everyday life and I respect that.  I also think those people are missing out on something; the ability to talk the craft and exchange ideas. “What kind of ideas?” you may ask.  Well, speaking […]

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Remember to Plan for Success

It’s always a good idea to have a plan for what comes next, whether youare successful or suffer a setback.  I don’t mean planning what you are going to spend your newfound riches on (in the case of winning the lottery or becoming a famous, successful author).  I mean knowing deep down what the next steps need to be. Take getting a book published, for example.  You get your contract.  Now what? Ideally you should already be out beating the bushes for promotional/marketing opportunities.  Get to meet bookstore managers for signings, librarians for readings and newspapers for writeups. I was thinking about this today in regards to this site specifically. I started my podcast in January and planned to get familiar […]

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