Writing your poems, short stories, and books is the fun part of being a writer. On this site I post information about writing competitions but if you want to get serious and have a chance at having your book published you really need to connect with other writers, reads lots of books in the genre that you are writing, and ones that you aren’t in the genre you’re writing. I’ve learned so much by just reading it all.
Twitter is a huge resource for connecting with agents, publishers, and other #writers. The #amwriting hashtag and help you connect. Agents post what they are looking for using the #mswl manuscript with list hashtag. There are Twitter pitch competitions where you can pitch your book and have agents check out your pitch and if they like it they’ll even request your manuscript. The great thing about these Twitter competitions once you put #( insert pitch title) in the subject line your query moves to up slush pile and agents will check out our query letters.
Writing is a business. It’s not only about writing. It’s about getting your work out there too. Happy writing!