Writing a Book? How to Get Lucky

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. Don’t expect anyone to notice you if there’s nothing to notice.

If you have a blog, what’s on your About page? This is a golden opportunity to show people what you’re all about. 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 visible… so do it. 🙂

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.