When I first started publishing, I felt lost and often confused.
And no, that is not my normal state. How mean of you to think so…
When I started thinking about proposing workshops to conferences or teaching writing at Rec Centers, I felt like I didn’t know enough to teach anyone anything.
I was right, in that, my first workshop was a disaster. *I threw up in a trashcan*
But I lived through it.
And now, I can stand or really sit at my desk, and tell you this--You have more knowledge about writing, marketing, and publishing than you think. Even if you’ve never published a single word or even finished a novel.
Because you are here, reading my words, among the hundreds of other books, blogs, and other assorted writer-related texts you’ve poured over learning about craft, learning about publishing (indie and traditional), and about marketing.
It’s truly amazing the depth of knowledge our brains can hold and the ability we have to share that knowledge with others. Whether it’s at a workshop or at your local coffee shop with a group of writer friends.
Since I have zero friends, I tend to chat up whoever is around, often resulting in restraining orders, but that’s another post for another day.
Which brings me to my real point. Share your knowledge.
Whether they want it or not!
Okay, the last part, not so much.
That being said, impart your knowledge on me. What have you recently learned that you’re willing to share with the rest of us?