- Name recognition for published and pre-published. Agents and editors are known to Google potential clients names.
- Practice writing, especially condensing to make a point; preparing yourself for those requested interviews.
- Blogging with others keep you from coming up with something new every day to keep a personal blog fresh.
- Blogging about everyday life is part of writing.
- Published authors can promote their books.
- Published authors can make new fans and meet old ones.
- Gives you a deadline. If you know you have to write something by a certain date, it's amazing what you can come up with. Practicing deadlines in your writing is great training.
- A great way to support your chapter. Getting your feet wet for this type of volunteering might help you move forward to additional responsibilities.
- Gives you an opportunity to ask questions of other writers about the writing life, or a particular issue you're having with writing. Great opportunity to get input.
- And you find out that you're more interesting than you thought!
If you would like to join us, just contact CarlaSwafford@charter.net. Of course, comments are always welcomed and encouraged.
List by Christy Reece, JoAnn Weatherly, and Carla Swafford