By: Endia Hunt
Have a great piece of writing you’d like to share? Well, putting your thoughts to paper isn’t enough to boost your writing career; you’ll also need to promote your work in order to grow your audience. Thankfully, there are numerous platforms that can help you promote your writing on- and offline.
Promoting Your Work Online
There are hundreds of millions of active users on social media each day. Promoting your work on a large platform like Facebook or Twitter is a great way to maximize your readership. You can start by building your social media following and joining an online writer’s club.
Winning a writing contest will not only guarantee a prize or money, it will also bring greater recognition to your work. Search online or enter a local competition, because there’s a chance you’ll win and your work will get published.
Most online magazines and newspapers will allow you to submit your work for consideration. If your work is accepted, you might also get paid.
Here are some options:
Simply searching for a site where you can post your writings for free? These platforms do exist! If you want your work viewed by hundreds at no cost, consider using a free online publishing site. Here are some options:
Promoting Your Work Offline
Now that the internet plays a greater role in career-networking, you may think that promoting your work offline is useless. However, your goal should be to reach as many people as possible. Promoting your work offline is a great way to connect with those who have not read your blog or followed you on social media.
Joining or starting a local writing club is a great way to share your work offline, just make sure your club is devoted to the right genre of literature. If you prefer writing fiction over nonfiction or poetry over prose, be sure to consider those preferences when choosing a club. Joining a local club is also a great way to receive feedback from other talented writers.
You may hear often that the print industry is dead. However, many local and national newspaper companies are still accepting submissions. Although the internet is now the most active medium of communication, there are still millions who continue to read newspapers daily. If you want to promote your writing offline, you can start by submitting your work to a local company, or even your school newspaper.
If you’re extremely confident about your writing and want to attract more readers, consider creating a flyer or business card to promote your blog or social media profiles. Libraries, college campuses, bookstores, community centers, etc., are some great places to leave your flyer or business card.
Building your audience is not the easiest task. In order to do it, you must try new promotional strategies. But you should never let a great piece of writing go unread!