As a new author, especially if you are self-published, you better be on your toes and ready to do a lot of work.
One of the most important things you can do is get involved in the genre in which you write. I’m sort of a multi-genre writer, but mostly historical fiction. I just joined as a member of the Historical Novel Society. One more forum to hopefully gain exposure.
This is one more tip for the soon-t0-be-published writers, who follow me, is to join societies, associations, etc., that involve your genre. I learned that from a writer friend of mine, Jaden Terrell. She writes crime fiction and one of her involvements is in Killer Nashville, a forum for all genres incorporating mystery, thriller, and suspence, where she served as a former Executive Director. But, that’s not all she does! Check out her bio on their website:
JADEN (BETH) TERRELL, Served as Executive Director for Killer Nashville, is the author of Racing The Devil and A Cup Full of Midnight, a private detective series featuring Nashville P.I. Jared McKean. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, Tennessee Writers Alliance, the current President of Sisters in Crime – Middle Tennessee Chapter. Jaden is a former special education teacher and a graduate of the Citizen Police Academy. Read more at www.JadenTerrell.com.
Isn’t that cool? Now, she is branching out to mentor new writers. Check out her website.
So, in learning from Jaden, I have began to join these forums that coincide with my genre, historical fiction. Problem is, I should have done this A LONG TIME AGO! I will always share with you the mistakes I made and this was one of them!
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