Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Consider Article Writing

Even if you are a novelist, consider writing articles.  Articles are quick, short and can be broadly disbursed to give you a wide exposure more quickly than a book.  Still write your books, but add articles to your portfolio. Some benefits of article writing include:

  • Articles can be used to introduce your books and other writings.
  • Articles are easily written.
  • You can cover a wide variety of topics in your articles.
  • Articles vary in size, giving the writer endless marketing possibilities.
  • You might be more likely to find an agent willing to take a chance on you if you've published a good number of articles.
  • Article writing expands your writing resume.
  • Article writing shows your full talent as a writer without a huge time commitment from the reader.
  • Articles can introduce you to a wider audience.
  • Articles are great promotional items.
Tonight is the first meeting of a new writer's group I'm facilitating. I hope to write an article about our first meeting and the group in general!

~Tricia

2 comments:

  1. Trish, went great last night. I followed up on your advice and am Linkedin . . . haven't figured out why yet but I continue on my social networking via social media.

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  2. Yes, it was great last night! Good for you for following up on the social media blitz. The "why" is just this: Social media is where the people are and it's 100% people who buy our books/writings. If the people shift to any other venue, there we go!

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