Yesterday I attended a panel discussion at a Public Library entitled: Writer’s Workshop. The roundtable dialogue presented various options for authors. The main topic centered around developing a strong social media presence and building a lasting readership for independent authors.
The topic of “support” was prominent among both the presenters and audience. Having attended many conferences over my thirty-five years in the nursing profession, I have often found the idea of support a lacking issue. In the professional world, colleagues often attempt to compete and corrupt their fellow workers in order to succeed in their work environment.
However, this is not the case in the “indie” author world. Independent authors use the idea of “support” as the medium with which all succeed. Only by helping fellow authors, do all succeed. Supporting struggling writers to find professional review avenues or locate specific publishing professionals can be a valuable tool for an aspiring novelist. Working with these resources can often be the one inspiring event that skyrockets a career into the public arena. It is like a lone butterfly discovering a blooming field of spring flowers and then signaling his group that the nectar is ready – all can feast on the resources.
Ask yourself: “How can I support the area in which I live?”