Wednesday, February 18, 2015

4 Basics that Might Revive Your Writing by Diana Flegal

In a recent EPCA newsletter I came across an article link celebrating a 23 year old book becoming a New York Times Bestselling title.

Product DetailsDr. Henry Cloud’s title Boundaries hit the list after a marketed campaign that you can read about here. Rob Eagar, marketing consultant to authors, publishers, and non-profits, helped Dr. Cloud spread his message further than it had previously reached.

Just goes to show this marketing thing might be worth the effort after all.

So please, when your agent or conference workshop leader offers you advice for building your social media presence. Take a look and see what small thing you can do to bring attention to your expertise.
And keep to the basics:

#1: Write a good book:   Boundaries is a great book. I read it and have recommended it often.

#2: Surround yourself by a group of objective people/ critique group and listen to them

#3: Believe in yourself, but be willing to learn new things continually

#4 Never quit/ be willing to rewrite/ take a class/ begin fresh








Linda Glaz said...

So many good points, Diana. If only folks would truly want to learn. I see so many who I have suggested learning in certain areas only to receive the submission again...barely changed. With most of the same problems. GRRRRRRR

Wendy L. Macdonald said...

Diana, I've pinned this post to remind me of the basics.

Writers would be wise to consider a request for a revision (or a rewrite) as an honor rather than a setback. And that's why it's so important to seek out representation by someone you admire and trust. If you trust someone and sense that they believe in you, then you'll be motivated to go the extra 100 miles.

Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

Diana Flegal said...

I know Linda, and Wendy you are wise to realize this at the place you are now in your writing journey. Colin Powell said: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.