I believe the game has changed.
Being a writer in the 21st Century is no longer about waiting to be picked. We now have unprecedented access to our readers and more control then ever over how we are regarded and received in the marketplace. This is empowering! Fight any overwhelm or insecurity you might feel with action and determination.
Writing is your business, and you are a professional. Take advantage of the opportunity to create and hone your image, your writing and your career. Don’t underestimate your ability to learn, to adapt and to do great things.
Creatively engage with those people who want to hear what you have to say and surround yourself with those who inspire possibility. The people you engage with most often are your strongest influencers. Make sure this influence is positive and passionate.
A platform is not something you can buy or create overnight. It requires consistent, focused effort over time. Discover what is at the center of your writing career. How do you want to be known? Who do you serve? Discover your unique areas of value and then live your message.
It’s not about who’s the loudest; it’s about developing a connection and building a tribe.
Your Writer Platform is here to help you see the possibilities and help you take charge. But, remember: you are not alone. The YWP community is here to support, guide and inspire you to turn insight into action.
Obscurity is your nemesis! So find your voice and construct the platform that will let the world here what you have to say.
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