How To Help Your Fellow Writers

By on March 4, 2021

Being a writer is tough, and if you are trying to make it as an author or writer of any kind, you'll know how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door, let alone get a big break. Giving and receiving support from your peers can make the world of difference. So if you want to help your fellow writers, here’s how:

Buy their books

Support other indie authors by making a pledge to discover new writing and buy their books. Buying a book from an unknown, self-published author a few times a year can be a great way of supporting the community. 

Follow them on social media and share their posts

Get on social media and share their posts, their blogs, their tour dates, etc to help drum up a bit of publicity for them.

Leave them reviews

If you liked their work, tell them about it. Reviews can make all the difference to an author, not only showing other potential readers that they are worth reading but also giving an often much-needed confidence boost. So take the time out of your day to leave a kind review. 

Share your wisdom

If you've got some tips and tricks to share, make sure you let other writers know. Starting an author blog can be ab ideal way to pass on your knowledge and experience as well as helping you find new fans, so it’s a win-win.

Offer to critique

Writers need people with experience to critique their work, so lend a hand and offer to have a read-through of other writer’s drafts and give your feedback.

Join a group

Joining writing groups is a great way to connect with your fellow writers and will help make it easier for you to support them, to join in conversations, to share contacts and tips, and so on. Finding writing groups to join is really easy and can provide you with invaluable insight and support too. 

Feel happy for their success

While it can be challenging to always feel happy if other writers get their big break, practicing feeling happy for them is well worth doing. All writers are on their own paths and rather than letting jealousy and frustration invade your headspace, instead try to find happiness in other's success and know that if they can do it, so can you!

By doing the above you can connect with a wide range of fellow writers and join a community of like-minded individuals who help and support one another along their writing journeys. We all know how tough it is, and supporting one another can help us all be better at our craft and enjoy it more too!

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