Are you an author or a writer ?
January 14, 2008 3:53am CST
Many people are authors but not really writers that is they don't write to be read. So many "writers" who are just authors do the things upside down: they write not knowing if there are some interests from potential readers. It is better to do things the other way round: create a blog first, make people know you're an interesting person who has talent for writing and after that write your book. A good example is todolist: she first create a blog, get promoted with many fans, then she wrote a book: http://www.todolistblog.com/ I advise you if you're beginner to start with hubpages this is why: "Why switch to hubpages (hubpages vs triond helium or blogger)": http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-switch-to-hubpages
• United States
16 Jan 08
Interesting. I never thought of that myself. That is, whether I am an author or a writer. I know I can write. And I can write good when I am in the mood. But this is another thing for me. I can write only when I am in the mood. Which is not a very good thing. I like to write my ideas out and hope people like the way I write and eventually have someone take the risk to publish my book. The information you gave was interesting, I believe I should pull myself up and get my imagination flowing.
• United States
15 Jan 08
I'm a writer. I write because I enjoy, not to get noticed and make money. So I don't think I do things backwards. I write what I enjoy whether or not anyone else will like it. That has no significance to me. As long as I enjoy what I am doing that is all that matters.