Now, before you jump on my case, I realize writers have to lure readers to buy their books, like spiders have to lure victims to their webs. Sorry for the analogy but it’s applicable, all except the wrapping up and eating part. And how do spiders lure their ‘victims' to their web? Offer something enticing. Isn’t it more fun for readers to find something they are interested in (what interested you to write), rather than regurgitate information about writing which is only of interest to other writers? (Teachers, agents, promoters who are in the business of book sales are exempt, of course.)
While reading a pep talk on the NaNoWriMo web site (from
Erin Morgenstern http://erinmorgenstern.com/blog/) I found her writing so fascinating and visual, I linked to her blog and then had to immediately buy her book. Her words intrigued me, but she grabbed me with the story behind her story. I think it is fine to promote our work and talk to other writers about our work but we need to keep our mind focused on the main goal of selling our work to our readers and building readership. Just my opinion.
Any writers who differ, I’m open and anxious to hear from you.
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