You are a writer, says Jeff Goins, so write.
And you are your audience – or at least that’s where you start. So write. And keep writing.
In his compact e-book You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One), Goins concisely covers the basic of what it means to be a writer. How to build a platform. How to establish a brand. How to create channels of connection. And more.
I read this is under an hour, and it’s one of the best uses of reading (and instruction) time I’ve found.
I especially like what he says about social media – de-clutter! Ignore the experts who say you have to do them all; de-clutter and focus, using the best ones for you and work and then use them like they’re meant to be used.
And love what you do. Fall in love with writing. Or fall in love with it again. “The more I love what I do,” Goins says, “the more others do, too. This is the paradox: When you stop writing for readers’ affections, you work will affect more people.”
He followed his own advice. He “focused on the craft and wrote for the love of it.”
That’s what writing is about.