Remember the old saying, “The harder I work, the luckier I get?”
Consider this alternative saying, “The more visible I am, the luckier I get.”
I spend a lot of time on my freelance writing blog encouraging (nagging) writers to become visible.
It’s not optional.
This excellent post, 3 Steps to Creating Your Own Writing Luck, suggests that to get lucky, you need to:
“Make yourself as visible as possible.
I often read an excellent piece of fiction online, only to discover said author has no blog, no social media accounts, no nothing.Â Donâ€™t expect anyone to notice you if thereâ€™s nothing to notice.
If you have a blog, whatâ€™s on your About page? This is a golden opportunity to show people what youâ€™re all about.Â In terms of social media, make yourself as visible as possible on a few, well-chosen ones. I mostly use Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. My About page and each of of my social media accounts features a professional headshot and short bio.”
What are you doing TODAY to make yourself, and your writing, visible?
Here are some ideas:
* Join Writer’s Bloq;
* Join Wattpad;
* Create your own blog;
* Join a writer’s forum — I like Writers’ Cafe.
Does this sound like a lot of effort?
Of course it is, but if you want to get lucky, you need to get visibleâ€¦ so do it. 🙂
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