Kirsty furthered with, quote:
“Blogs are great ways to keep writing – but remember not to over-use them. Think about why you are writing a blog and whether it links into the book you are actually writing: if your book is funny, is your blog? Don’t tell your readers about your lunch or whine – whining in blogs is the biggest turn-off! Be positive and be entertaining. Think about other sites and link to them – be successful through association”. (she means gain visual presence of interested followers – this adds to your appeal as a potential published author)
But, what struck as extra note worthy was this comment, quote:
“Look for hungry agents – those with small lists and who have just moved agencies or have recently been promoted to become a junior agent”.
And, last but not least another, quote: “Remember to be passionate about your book – this might sound very obvious but too many unpublished writers feel they have to apologise in some way. An unpublished writer is just a writer that hasn’t been published yet. So talk about your book – bore people if needs be, you just never know who will hear your conversation. Get on your soap-box – start talking, shouting – about your book. Someone somewhere might hear your conversation and will help you get your manuscript to the desk of an agent”.
So there you have it: from the horse’ mouth so to speak!
1) Promote, promote, and keep right on promoting you and your writing!
2) Have a blog specific to your book/s. See mine here.
3) My suggestion: have a fun-time blog running parallel.
1) Don’t whinge and don’t cringe in the corner like a cowering dog on a pile of rejection slips!
2) Keep your profile professional in appearance and avoid clutter on writer blog: make every post count in displaying your artistic ability as a writer.
What say you - are you thinking professional image or just waffling for the sake of, and if you are indulging in the latter is it now time to set up a blog for promotional purposes?
Or is this the way to get what you want?
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