When it's a hobby, writing is a craft; when it's your livelihood, writing is a business.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying that writing professionally takes the art out of your writing. I am suggesting that perhaps as a professional writer, I need to spend more time think about marketing myself.
I went to a seminar last night on web writing and was amazed at how the writers there used the Internet to promote themselves. I kept thinking, "I wanna do that!"
The following are a few things I learned that you can do to promote yourself as a writer:
- Get on social media - I have a blog but have been igmoring other forms of communication.
- Have a website
- Check out blogs by other writers