Welcome to Tuesday Tips - a weekly blog post for busy writers!
Okay, let's be honest - there are a lot of closet writers out there. Are you one of the myriad timid who love to write, but haven't shared anything publicly? You are not alone! Perhaps you maintain your writing efforts are just for your own satisfaction. Perhaps it's your therapy. Or, perhaps, you are anxious about vulnerability. You are NOT alone!
Why should writers share their work publicly?
First – It offers some motivation to polish your work. A piece of writing that will be read, even critiqued, by others might warrant one last edit before it is offered to the public.
Second – Sharing some of your writing may help you build a following. This is something you will desire if and when you begin to publish books that you hope to sell.
Third – Feedback. It can be painful, but feedback is always helpful as it offers a look through the reader's eyes.
How can writers begin to share their work publicly?
First- Share a piece of your writing on social media accounts or with that writers' group you joined after last week's Tuesday Tip. Don't post the entire manuscript. A few paragraphs will be enough to get people talking and providing feedback.
Second - Start a blog with a weekly post to keep you writing regularly and build your audience. Then tell people about your blog!
Lastly - Get brave and enter a contest or writing challenge. It will stretch your skills AND give you an opportunity to share your work.
What do you think about this #tuesdaytip? Was it helpful? Feel free to leave a comment, and as always ...