A lot of writers need education: do you?

A lot of writers need education: do you?

What are you doing to increase your chances of being a better writer? There are a lot of ways you can do that. You can read non-fic books that teach ways to write, or watch videos, listen to podcasts, or be a part of a membership community.

I have a good book to get you started on your journey right here.

I was a member of a writing community for a LOT of years. It was how I learned about writing stuff. Critique groups on those sites were some of my best and most helpful friendships. Those kind (ahem) friends, who were my first readers, helped teach me in ways that I have not had since.

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Too bad those sorts of communities have gone out of vogue.

Now everyone is too busy. They pop in and out of Facebook and Twitter like fleas on a dog.

So, how do aspiring authors today get their info? I must confess, I spent way too much time this week in webinars. Yes, WEBINARS. First, those things are usually free, have sweet free gifts at the end, and offer a replay if you cannot stay to the end, or cannot make it at all but want to register.

My advice: SIGN UP! Don’t be afraid of learning through a webinar. There are often some highly informative things that get dropped on you.

The last one I attended had nearly 600 people in it. I was amazed! And MOST of them were aspiring authors. The questions that they had were very important. They showed me what they wanted to know. I think a lot of us old timers forget that there are STILL new writers out there, and THEY do not have a clue where to start. They are like a school of fish following whatever leader is in front of the pack.

If this is you, if you are a new writer, or are trying to break in, and YOU have questions – please let me know. I need to have good solid topics here on the blog, and I want to provide you with info you can use. Leave a comment, and I will address them.  I’d love to help!

Final thoughts:

Educate yourself, dear writers. The industry is like a thundercloud. It is melding and twisting and changing every day out in the Internet sky. And if you are not reading or digging in, you are behind already in knowledge. 

 

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Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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