Author Platform Advice

One of the best ways writers can learn the ropes of writing and publishing is by reading blogs. There’s a wealth of information out there. True it takes time to search out the good ones, but it’s time well spent. Think of it as an investment in your writing career.

Years ago, when I first started writing, I had a go-to blog, the site of former literary agent turned author/editor, Mary Kole. You can check her blog out at www.kidlit.com.

The information you’ll find there is a goldmine. Many people used to ask how I found the time to read her posts three times each week. My answer was always the same. I made the time to read them because little by little, post by post, the information helped me to learn the craft of writing. I looked forward to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings when her new posts came out. Not just because of the writing stuff she blogged about but the way she blogged about it. Now, all these years later, I still read it. It’s that good!

And I still read many other writing blogs as often as I can. I still have much to learn when it comes to publishing and also when it comes to writing. All writers do. In fact, we can all learn something new, we can all improve…with each and every manuscript.

This morning, I stumbled across a post from another super-helpful writing blog that I follow, written by author Kristen Lamb. The post was so amazing that I wanted to share it with all of you today. She discusses the ever popular topic of author platforms in a way that I had never thought of it before. It hit home with me and I’m guessing it will hit home with all of you too. Click here to read it.

So happy reading all! I hope you find the information helpful and I hope you’ll do what Kristen suggests in terms of cultivating your own author platform in a way that works for you.

Have a fantastic week!

Jackie ❤

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