Writers afraid to admit they are writers

Are you a writer who doesn’t like to admit it? Or maybe one who doesn’t like to talk about your book?

Sometimes we just feel so self centered talking about our own books. Shouldn’t we put others first?

There is a time to be unselfish and help your writing friends get ahead. But if you have a book out there and you never do anything to market it, if you never try to become more of an influencer, how well can you help others?

Sometimes we don’t like to admit we are writers because it sounds like an immature pipe dream. Like the scrawny uncoordinated kid who plans to be an NFL superstar.

But if you love books and ideas, and are willing to do the hard work to improve your skills, the odds are in your favor. You can learn to write things other people want to read. You can learn simple ways to let other people know about your book, so you will gain readers.

But it takes work. Work on your book. Work on your blog. Work on your Facebook and twitter. It’s not just your hobby. it’s a second job. Do your job!

Personal note: I am currently in the hospital so writing this on a cell phone. Excuse my errors!

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