If you consider yourself a writer, it’s likely that writing will first and foremost always be your deepest passion. If you’re brave, you’ll turn that passion into a career; that’s where the fun (and the fight) begin. These days, everyone is writing; the internet is continuously being saturated with new content every waking moment. So, the question is, how do you get your own writing noticed? How do you catch the eyes of those who are willing to pay you for the words that your write?
While we guarantee a multi-million dollar contract will fall into your lap overnight, there are a few different things that you can do in order to get your name and your writing in front of the correct people.
Do You Have Blog Yet? You should.
As an author, you would absolutely be remiss to not have a blog these days. Everything is digital, and being a late adopter to blogging platforms/technology is only going to be a disservice to you. Two great blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogger.
Your blog will act as digital writing portfolio, and will help you get discovered more easily by those searching online for writers to work with. A viral blog post, or a well-timed tweet with a link to your blog post could very well be the key to your next big writing gig.
Use Social Media to Your Advantage.
Social Media can be advantageous to your writing career for two different reasons. For one, promoting your blogs and writing pieces on Twitter, Medium, Facebook, etc will help get more eyes on your pieces. Social media is a great way to curate a loyal following, connect with other authors, and get the correct people to pay attention to your work.
Using social media also forces you to tap into a different type of writing style. You quickly learn to be clever and witty in 140 characters or less, and create posts that get your point across quickly and succinctly (because you’ll undoubtedly be battling for attention with viral videos of kittens).
Be sure to check back next month for more tips on getting your writing noticed.