On Fridays we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
In the spirit of industry networking and involvement in the writing community, let’s get to know you as an author, and as an individual. Introduce yourself as you would to a new group of writers and explain the nature of your craft. Where have you been? And how does that effect where you are and where you want to go? Write this for yourself so that you may disclose the beautiful truth and maybe even uncover something new.
For authors, as with any profession, the need for networking and industry involvement is essential to work toward the ultimate goal — a successful book. Consider joining organizations, attending conferences and critique groups. Active participation places you in the company of other writers, building a support group, while enhancing your enthusiasm and writing confidence. Developing an industry network will help to get your name and story known within your market while forming professional relationships along the way. Embrace your journey, learning all you can, and remember that everyone can use a little help from their friends.