Without promotion something terrible happens…nothing.
– P.T. Barnum
I’ve been busy writing guest spot blog posts or doing blog tours as they are called. This is a great way to promote your published book. However, it also can work to promote your writing and to do a writing feedback exchange. Blog tours can expand your blog’s readership and create new connections. And we writers working in isolation need to connect.
Connecting with other writers not only gets you out of this aloneness but it can be of mutual benefit to you and your connections. You can read what others are writing and discover different writing styles, learn more in different areas (we writers are supposed to be curious), possibly get some writing feedback going back and forth and perhaps some guest blog posting.
A writer friend, Shane Joseph, has come up with a unique way to promote his published writing on WatPad http://www.wattpad.com/. And he will also be a featured writer on WatPad December 14. Direct link to Shane’s work is http://www.wattpad.com/8704102-lest-they-be-forgotten-foreword
My two guest blog posts coming up this month do help promote my short story collection Beyond the Tripping Point, but they also provide details on how and why I write. One post, set up in Q and A style, covers how my writing career evolved and provides a way to share some of the joys and pitfalls of writing – I also like to read about other authors and how they are evolving. In another guest blog I go into my writing name identity crises. Any writer who uses or considers using pseudonyms can relate to this issue.
I suggest you read other writers’ blogs and comment. Connect.
Check out these links:
Shane Joseph on Watpad http://www.wattpad.com/8704102-lest-they-be-forgotten-foreword
My two upcoming blog tours:
The name post – What’s in a Name? Going live December 15, 2012 at http://typem4murder.blogspot.ca/
Q and A – Going live December 28, 2012 at http://sweatercursed.blogspot.ca/
Happy reading and connecting.
And for Canadians, Beyond the Tripping Point is now available in print and Kindle from amazon.ca – direct link http://www.amazon.ca/Beyond-Tripping-Point-Sharon-Crawford/dp/0986952893/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355327652&sr=1-1
Sharon A. Crawford