The goal of my site isn’t just to promote my work, track my whereabouts and see what I'm up to (although that's all here, of course). I want this site to be informative for new and first time authors, and a beacon of hope for those of us that are willing to put in the extra work to learn our craft and to persevere. I still learn-we all do-even to this day.
Read on to discover the three most important things you can do right now if you want to be published.
Fortunately, over the years, I've had the opportunity and honor to grow with a pack of fantastic inspiring authors. In my opinion, finding a group ranks paramount in the formula to be a successful writer. So much is glossed over by our own eyes that honest opinions of others are priceless. In fact, a few different review groups will give you increased depth of feedback. Join one today!
We must listen to our readers, so thus we must listen to feedback and criticisms (and often act on them). Change (editing) is the second strongest variable for the successful writer. I also toss in, not halfheartedly, reading as much as you can from the successful authors in the genre in which you write. Seeing how others execute various facets of writing costs next to nothing but a trip to the bookstore or library.
The third key to successful writing is: writing. Sounds backwards, right? Yes and no. Anyone, I do believe have they the will, can learn to write. And many, given dedication, can cultivate their writing into well founded works of literature.
In my humble opinion, this site holds the seeds for some authors, will water the garden of others and help the mature prune their writing. I hope that you take a look around and that you find some of the resources, tools and advice helpful. Thank you and best of luck to you wherever you are in your writing journey.