Thursday, May 05, 2011
Promoting Online Isn't Coasting
And all too often it shows.
Just as passion and love of writing exude from great works, a lack of passion and boredom is just as easily recognized. And not in just the books you write.
Your yawning online activity represents you. Readers like to know they are reading the works of dedicated writers that sacrifice to bring their best to the world. Your enthusiasm, adoration, and addiction to writing must be in every phrase you type, even if it's a late-night Tweet.
Imagine writing a book, getting it published, then going to a group reading of several authors, only to sit in the corner with a sign on a stand next to you saying "buy my book."
Respect for your reader comes in more that writing a good book. It means courting them with sophistication, style and love. It means promoting daily, remaining fresh, demonstrating you are in this for the long haul . . . for the readers.
Hope appears today at 1:00 pm Eastern in a Writer's Digest Webinar entitled How to Find Grants and Financial Resources for Your Writing. Come hear her put pieces together to show where you can find income to make this business work.