Publishing, inspiration, and social media

If you are not just writing for fun and thinking about wanting to publish your work, go online and research, do your homework. There are many different styles of publishing now and each type has positives and negatives. You need to know what is important to you, what you are willing to do, and what your goals or ideas of success are. No one should make decisions for you, you need to do what is best for you.

Try to read others work. We gain inspiration all the time from life, music, shows, movies and books. It is okay to have the same ideas as someone else as long as you change it to make it your own.

Lastly, if you are on any social media sites, make sure you watch what you post. In any business, including publishing, people have the ability to look up your profile online and scan through your posts to make an opinion as to whether or not they want to have a business relationship with you. If they see a lot of negative things on your profile, they may pass you by. What you post says something about you and remember, first impressions are important.

This writing advice comes from Laura Thompson, author of The Burden of Destiny: Elven Quest Book 1.

Laura Thompson

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