Get Your Writing Discovered Online.
The Internet has been the way to get discovered for some talented authors who have published their writing on the internet before publishing hard copies. Two examples that come to mind are first, The Flylady, (whom I found on the web) and Paul Laudiero, (who was an English major at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia) while I was studying Psychology and English).
I began reading the FlyLady website in 2001, when Marla Cilley first launched it. I watched as her website’s popularity grew, then she decided to self-publish a book, which then got picked up by a traditional publisher (Bantam Books).
I don’t have any statistics on how often this happens, but I do know it has happened and if you don’t have a website, your chances for opportunities like this are at 0%.
How to Create Opportunities to Get Your Writing Discovered Online.
I follow many writing blogs for hints and tips on the craft of writing and blogging, but it wasn’t until November, 2015 that I finally hit the jackpot! I’ve read author, Nina Amir’s email newsletters for a while now, and I purchased her book, How to Blog a Book, which both contain great information. However, the day I learned about How to Turn Your Blog into a Book Production Machine, I knew I had finally found the solution to how to get my books and blogs to work together.
I purchased the 5-week course (for much less than I have paid for writing courses at a nearby university). It was an intense 5 weeks, but it was completely worth the time, effort and money. As a result, I have created a new blog at Project Straight Ink.com, where I am creating my online platform and writing my book at the same time! With the time I am saving, I will be able to update this blog (KathyMoya.com) more regularly.
This is a course teaches writers how to ‘work smarter, not harder.‘ Nina is a blogger, author and a freelance writer. She has edited or written for more than 45 publications producing hundreds of articles. She is an expert at navigating this new world of book publishing. After listening to Nina’s videos, reading through all the course material, and doing the exercises included, I have realized that the Internet and a blog are to aspiring authors, what American Idol has been to aspiring musical artists. We have the tools at our fingertips, we just have to learn how to use them more effectively.
If you are interested in taking a similar course which is spread out over 6 months, Nina just opened the doors for registration to her 6-month premium Author-Training Program, The Successful Author.
If you would like to see the type of material and information Nina Amir provides, check out The Successful Author – Free Video Series.
I hope you find this information as helpful and inspiring as I have. Good Luck and Happy Writing!