I have been an avid reader all my life, but only in the last few years have I had the audacity to call myself a writer. I had always thought that “one day” I would write a book or two – particularly for children – but it can be surprisingly easy to let life talk you out of the things you really want.
That “one day” finally came. Contemplating being a writer was no longer enough for me, so I started to take action. But, with my abundant experience in sales and marketing, I couldn’t help but bring a bit of my old world into my relatively new writing career. That’s how the concept for Your Writer Platform was born.
For three years, I devoured everything I could on how to market and promote my work, build community engagement, and develop a presence online.
Over that time, I came to the following conclusions:
1 // The way we promote, market and sell has changed. We no longer need to push; we need to attract.
2 // A writing ‘career’ requires both the creative and the business mind.
3 // Don’t hoard creativity; sharing increases both its flow and value.
Since 2013 I have followed this path, working with writers and other creatives to help build a brand and community around their work. The more I teach others, the more I learn myself, and the YWP community has continued to grow in a way that is extremely gratifying.
My goal is for this community to continue to grow and evolve, and to support authors on their journey to build their creative destinies.