An invitation to writers
As a supportive community of scribes, we can reach out in many ways – and I’ve listed some below. Then, please, go to the end of this post for my personal invitation to you.
1.) Offer to read someone’s work in progress. If they’re published, buy their book!
2.) Review their book on Amazon and Goodreads and join their fan pages.
3.) If you have an agent or editor, recommend them to another writer – please.
4.) If you see a writer holding up a cardboard sign that reads “Will write for food” and you have more than enough on your freelance writing plate – offer them that extra work!
5.) Listen to other writers. Many of us need sounding boards. Does this story line work? Could I run my pitch by you?
6.) If you’re digitally savvy (unlike myself), help fellow writers with all things social media and self-publishing.
7.) Most of all, encourage other writers to keep writing. It can be a daunting, isolating and humbling experience on the road to publication. So offer plenty of hope for the journey.
And finally, here’s my invitation – short and sweet – to all writers:
In the comments section below, I’m asking you to write a blurb about your published work – or unpublished work in progress – with a link to your blog or website.
It’s as easy as that.
It’s a way to share your work and who you are with our blog followers and with the world at large. Then repost this blog and make it viral. We want to get the word out about all your hard work as a writer — and by reposting, you’re including all the other writers who have added their comments below. It’s a great way of paying it forward!
So what are you waiting for? RSVP below and tell us what you’ve written or are writing now! And remember to include a link to your site or blog.
P.S. I’ll share my unpublished-in-search-of-an-agent novel somewhere in the comments below, so look for it.