I’m excited to be a guest on two blogs this past week! Writers Helping Writers is a great resource for writers and one of 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest. I’m thrilled to be on today (for the 3rd time) talking about how you can build your author life BEFORE your first book comes out! Calling all writers, stop in and share your thoughts and tips too.
“As writers, the rejection never ends with queries, book proposals, editor notes, or bad reviews. But there is a key to creating and sustaining an author life while surviving endless rejection: build a support community. We can write alone, but it’s very hard to get published (or succeed) alone. To enhance success, we can build the foundation before we’re published, just like the railway built to connect Vienna and Venice. It was built before any train could travel up such a steep grade. A feat of civil engineering that took 20,000 people! You won’t need 20,000 people, but you will need a few, along with these 3 steps …” READ MORE
Writers, you may be interested in my other two posts cheapativanpriceonline.com there on Eight Steps to an Agent, Publisher, and a Two-Book Deal and Building Suspense: Meeting Readers in the Middle.
And if you love middle grade books than stop on by Project Middle Grade Mayhem where I talk about celebrating the power of kids and share my favorite books that empower kids. Come share yours!
“I’ve met and read about so many amazing kids lately that are overcoming obstacles, big and small, and letting the power of their voice shine through. Like Caine. At nine he built his dream and didn’t give up, even when no one would share in it. You’ll be so inspired by what he started. Read the story. And Mason, a seven-year-old who gave up birthday presents to feed an animal shelter. And Erik, an amazing teen author, book blogger (This Kid Reviews Books), and super reader. Get to know him! Kids matter. We need to let them know they matter. We need to let them know their voice matters. As writers, we can do that through books. You’ve got the power!” READ MORE