I belong to several writers’ groups online and also one that meets in a library once a month. Most of the time, there’s a closer feeling between online members and I personally love and appreciate their support. I read their blogs and sometimes I buy their books. When I can, I try to tweet and twitter comments or share interesting news about the success or cover reveals taking place. My stories have received a few wonderful Amazon reviews and I’m eternally grateful. Someday when my manuscript becomes an actual novel, I hope many of you will help me by purchasing it and writing a review. Sometimes I’m writing reviews and sometimes I’m polishing my future book. As the words flow between the readers and the writers it creates a sort of entity, I think of as the mass market. The only way to differentiate ourselves is to point out the unique qualities and to promote each other the best that we can. One review, a higher rating, an extra “like” or another “Share,” might make a difference. We are the marketing staff for each other. While on our writing and reading journey, we can select the remarkable moments and make sure they are heard around the world.
|Call your friends and tell them about the book you just finished reading. |
Recommendations are valuable bits of information!
Here's a poem I wrote about this:
By Eve Gaal
There’s a commercial value to words I select.
Fresh seasons and fading fads--
The emotional core of meaning--
Late summer’s melting virgins.
The actual height and size of font,
The weight of pages in my hand--
Evoke raked leaves in the fall.
Why one term over another?
Easing into my white page,
Like a snow blanketed tulip bulb.
Pushing my molecules and atoms up--
Into that metaphysical sense of connectedness.
Words becoming us while still a part of me.
More like mulch in the spring.
My words are part of you.