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Offline Rowan Adams

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Is an author's website useful?
« on: March 09, 2021, 06:13:20 AM »
Hello. Question for more experienced writers.

Do you recommend a "starting-out" writer to use a website/blog to promote themselves? I mean, before you have even published anything ;)

Offline JTetstone

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Re: Is an author's website useful?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 01:17:55 AM »
Hello. Question for more experienced writers.

Do you recommend a "starting-out" writer to use a website/blog to promote themselves? I mean, before you have even published anything ;)

A website/blog is a great way to introduce yourself and your writing to a world of people. I originally created my website http://thespiritwithinpoetry.com/  just as a way to share my poetry diary. I have no intention of selling my writing, just thought people might enjoy reading words that come from another's heart, and realize people have more than they realize in common.

I think it would be worth the time to create a website.  Best of luck. 
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Offline HPvD

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Re: Is an author's website useful?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 03:18:43 PM »
Even when you haven't published something yourself you
could start as a content curator, and for example write about
writers you like and admire.

(BTW. thanks for asking your question, because that actually is
something I probably should do some more on my own blog
myself to attract more readers.)

Writing/Blogging about writers you like and admire, is rewarding
on it's own, that way you practice writing, and you might be able
to start attracting readers that can give you their readers feedback,
readers that are likely to also like your style of writing.



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