For creative types, learning the business of writing and implementing marketing campaigns can be a pain. It takes years to cultivate the knowledge, and we learn it from multiple sources. At first, it may be difficult to latch on to certain things, such as legal jargon in a contract, but with practice and more exposure, the business side of writing can become as second nature as the creative side of writing.
This month, we’ve read some great posts about marketing, attending conventions, writing while working a consuming full-time job, choosing pen names, networking, cover artists, and more. Here are the links to each post this month if you missed a post, or would like to revisit some of the great information in a post:
- For the Love of Words by Lisa Mangum
- Get on the Train by Evan Braun
- The Business of Promotion: When the Hero Comes Home 2 by Mary Pletsch
- Blogs and Your Cash by Stephan McLeroy
- Working with Editors by Frank Morin
- Beta Reading: The Book Report You Trick Your Friends and Family Into by Gregory Little
- Networking: Friends with Benefits by Mary Pletsch
- How Writing Badly Can Help Your Career by Leigh Galbreath
- Commissioning an Artist by Collette Black
- The Choosing of Names by Nathan Barra
- World Fantasy Convention 2013 by Nancy Green
- Business Plans for Writers by Ace Jordyn
- Being Creative While Working a Full-Time Job by Nick Ruva
- Get Your Fanny Out There! by Quincy Allen
- The Solitary Life of a Writer by Heidi Wilde
- Information about Superstars Writing Seminars by Kristin Luna
- Cultivating Fanaticism by Sam Sykes
- The Editing Hit List by Joshua Essoe
- Happy Thanksgiving by Nancy Green
Reading over the posts this month, I was thankful for every piece of information presented. Some items were new to me, and others were important for me to revisit and reevaluate. I hope you felt the same way.
I hope you continue reading next month as we continue this discussion of thanksgiving. Stay tuned!