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Making a living as a writer: how social media can be a long-term investment for your career

Roz does it again in today’s re-blog…

I used to be firmly against using social media—called it standing on a table in a rowdy bar and shouting…

Changed my mind a bit over time…

Roz gives you all the good reasons to use it in this post :-)

Nail Your Novel

Last weekend I was speaking at the PowWow Festival of Writing in Moseley, Birmingham, and they were interested to hear how a writer of 2017 makes a living.

The first thing to say is that not many writers make a living from their books these days – whether they publish themselves or have book deals.

This is often a surprise to aspiring authors – and not a tad disappointing. It’s not that they expect to be earning like the headline grabbers, but they usually hope their book earnings will become a reliable replacement for other income. It usually doesn’t.

Of course, you’re far more likely to make quantities of £££ if you write prolifically in a popular genre – if that’s you, you might find this post by cosy mystery writer Elizabeth S Craig has useful strategies. You might also have made a serious study of hardass marketing techniques…

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2 responses to “Making a living as a writer: how social media can be a long-term investment for your career

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris May 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks, Alexander! Social media are a fantastic resource. Long may they live!


  2. Alexander M Zoltai May 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    You’re very welcome; and, long may some of them live :-)


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