Writing is effort. First, you have to create the whole story. Then you have to revise it, workshop it, revise it even more, write a query letter, do query research, then mail your baby out. Even though many writers think the ongoing work ends as soon as they sign a contract, pros know otherwise.
Being a successful author is an awful lot of work, not the least of which is promotion. A blog is an easy way to get started-all you will need is a computer and an Internet connection. There are lots of great blogging systems out there, each with good factors and bad factors.
But most die-hard bloggers and cultural media tweeple swear by WordPress. Although this might seem unimportant, the web is blog central-making your site stand out can help keep you in advance in your visitors’ thoughts. And really, why pick vanilla when you could have mint choc chip with hot fudge sauce?
Another perk: WordPress can be setup much such as a website (more on this below). It’s also easy to move to self-hosting later on. WHAT DO YOU BLOG ABOUT? Not sure what to write or blog about? Focus on whatever interests you-the reserve you treasured/hated/roasted on the spit, the latest revise from Publishers Weekly, things you’re struggling with in your book. Blogging is a good way to keep visitors up to date on your professional life, showcase your writing chops, and show publishers and agents that you’re thinking about going the extra mile.
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Keep it professional, though-it’s easy to fall in to the snare of regular personal updates, such as what you ate for breakfast time and just how many times Baby has spat-up (double within the last hour, if you’re wondering). Some details are okay-in truth, you’re more likely for connecting with readers giving them some notion of who you are-just don’t overload.
And remember, if it’s something you’d be humiliated to talk about down at the local coffee house, don’t put it on the Internet! Prepared to get started? Here’s what you need to know. 1. Head to WordPress and sign up. Think carefully about your domains name-you can’t later change it. 2. Follow the prompts and upgrade your profile.