Monday, June 9, 2008

Marketing...for me?

So we've been talking about things you can do while giving your WIP a rest...

Last week I posted about reading other blogs to make you a better writer. Here is a great example. Plus it might give you some things to do this week during your "WIP fast".

Over at the Wet Noodle Posse (which, BTW, is a great resource blog to add to your reading list), Trish Milburn is talking about things you can do to make a name for yourself even before you are published. Check it out here.

Like idea #1: website/blog and don't have a website? Check out Template Kingdom. It is chock full of inexpensive templates. Not sure how to add your own content? Do you have a computer geek friend who might be able to help you? Having a website is an excellent way to start marketing yourself as a writer!

Like idea #3: Branding? Check out Robin Fisher Roffer's book Make a Name for Yourself. If you complete the activities in her book, not only will you have a brand for yourself, you will also be well on your way to having a business plan for your writing! And, yes, it is a good idea to have a business plan...writing is a business (even though sometimes we'd like to ignore that fact)!

What are you doing while taking a break from your WIP?

No comments: