Writing can be a lonely business. Sure, you have conversations with the characters in your head and that's great for the most part, but sooner or later for many of us, that ends up not being quite, well, enough. We start wanting to know what the outside world thinks of our writing. So what's the next step to get more exposure? To show people, of course!
That's where a lot of us get stuck. Part of that's down to lack of skills - how does a writer go about getting attention from an audience these days? - and part of it's down to self-confidence. What if they don't like your story? What if your writing gets trolled? What (and this one can be the real kicker) if nobody's interested in it?
My quick answers to all of these would be:
Which brings us neatly back to the start of this blog entry. How do you get exposure for your story? I've laid out 4 dos and 4 don'ts to help your novel get more attention.
And those are the 4 Dos and Don'ts. I hope they've been helpful!
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