Make a Difference in the Writing Community

This is an excellent post by Tricia Drammeh with advice about how to conduct yourself online as an author.

For those of you who don’t know Tricia, she’s an author, blogger, and unsurpassed bibliophile. In my interactions with her, she’s followed all of her own tips about interacting with others online. Her Webpage is a great resource for authors, so check it out!

Thank you, Tricia, for sharing your wealth of information with the rest of us.

Tricia Drammeh

Most authors at one time or another have dreamed of taking the writing world by storm with a breakout bestselling novel. I’m sure most of us still harbor hope this will happen. Regardless of sales or monetary success, we can still make a difference in the writing community. Whether you’re published or still writing your first novel, you can make a huge impact. Here’s how:

  1. Make connections. I recently read an excellent blog post by Susan Toy that discusses online connections and engagement. When it comes to Twitter and blog followers, some people mistake quantity for quality. Would you rather have 100 followers who regularly visit and comment on your blog, or 1000 followers you never hear from again? A huge number of Twitter followers or Facebook Page likes might look good on paper, but what does it really mean if you aren’t making connections with people? Visit blogs and leave…

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