By Donna Schlachter
Marketing—arrgh! Groups—double arrgh! When it comes to being a writer, I know I need to get out there. Get my books in front of readers. Get my projects in front of publishers or agents. Connect with other writers. Pay it forward, so to speak.
But then the introvert in me kicks in, and I want to stay home and bury my head in the sand.
So how do we introverts overcome that tendency to sit in the background and ignore the entire marketing and spreading the news thing?
Technology, that’s how. And while it still means we have to show up on screen once in a while, technology provides opportunities like we’ve never seen before. Social media platforms, online writers and readers groups, Facebook groups, Meetup (virtual) groups, and more. Although the COVID scare of 2020 is mostly behind us, many still have chosen to keep their distance, save time traveling (not to mention the price of fuel), while still accomplishing some business.
Here are my thoughts on the subject.
How about you? How do you find ways to stay at home in your jammies and yet stay connected with your peeps?
A hybrid author, Donna writes squeaky-clean historical and contemporary suspense. She has been published more than 60 times in books; is a member of several writers’ groups; facilitates a critique group; teaches writing classes; ghostwrites; edits; and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, traveling extensively for both, and is an avid oil painter. She is taking all the information she’s learned along the way about the writing and publishing process, and is coaching committed career writers.
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