When you're on the outside looking in, it can look a lot like those who are "making a living from writing" are doing just that. The reality, though, is a little different...
The writers who are making their money from writing aren't just marketing their books; they're marketing themselves. They're active on social media, engaged with their readers, spam-liking anything that might gain them followers. A little sad, perhaps, but certainly true, you are as much a product as your writing - and it's time to start cashing in!
In a one-off workshop planned for December 5th, I'll be teaming up with Tortive Theatre for a workshop on Marketing Your Writing. In the one hour special I'll talk about the different ways to engage with digital communities and build yourself a writing profile, before we close with practical guidance on how to build yourself some status on social media too.
The workshop is just £3 to attend, but (!) if you're a member of the Tortive Theatre website then it's absolutely free! So get yourselves booked in to come along for a chat about the marketing side of the writing life, to see how you might be able to manage yourself as well as your writing.