In any job or career, being humble will get you further. There’s no need to gloat in front of others or show envy for the people you work with. If you can’t swallow your pride and become part of a team, then more than likely you will not be successful. It’s the same with writing. Some people change and the ego grows as they become more and more popular. It’s best to stay humble, as the reading audience enjoys authors who are always thankful for their support.
On Social Media: Take some time to respond to a few comments from your readers. It might be impossible to get to them all, but readers like to see any kind of interactions. It lets them you are paying attention to what they say.
Share the support: If a reader takes the time to share your work or post a photo with your book, be sure to share it with your audience to show how thankful you are for the support. This could encourage others to do the same enhancing purchases of your work.
Remember who inspired you: Don’t forget to give thanks to the people who started or encouraged you to write. Thank a teacher from a creative writing class. Thank your mom for buying you books as a child. Thank your spouse for putting up with the late nights you have been writing. Show appreciation to those people who have been with you during the process.
Follow other Writers: Show your support for other writers as you take your journey. You know what it’s like to start small and work your way up, so give some encouragement to others as well as they break into writing. This is your chance to gain supporters through their channel as well.
Written by: Donna J. Sanders
Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia, Cardboard Signs, Devour Me and Charcoal Kisses.
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