TIP #1 Find your writing community
Find and join an author or writing group in your town. For the most part, being a writer is a solo job. Creative writing is by nature a solitary pastime, but, without being careful, it can turn into a feeling of isolation. It is helpful to reach out to others to find out what has worked for them and what has not worked for them. If you don't have groups in your area, or you would rather not venture out, you can join online writing and author communities.
Locate a retreat or conference to meet authors in your community. Sign up for seminars and workshops, and find out if your town offers writing classes through community education—it is a great place to start. If you would rather not venture out of your home, you can listen to writing podcasts. Here are a few.
Look online to find creative writing and publishing blogs to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing publishing industry. Stay motivated by implementing different writing tips. Go online to find creative advice and try new things in your writing to keep it fresh and fun. The key is to keep practicing your writing; the more you do it, the better you will get. Here are a few blogs to get you started.
Not all of these tips are crucial to the book publishing process, but the list above can provide direction as you get on target. Ultimately you get to decide what tips apply to your specific needs and goals.
"Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don't have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough."