If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers?
That would be so lovely. I already know what I would like to do to help aspiring writers. First, I would want to set up my own publishing company. We would work hand in hand with authors from the beginning. I know there are a lot of great publishing companies out there already. They do a great job. There isn’t any in my local area and I would love to be able to help others achieve their goal. This past year I have been helping someone work through her first manuscript. We’ve been messaging back and forth. I’ve read several snippets,, offered advice, helped through the first round of self edits. She’s still working on her manuscript and hopes to be able to submit to publishers this Fall. It has been wonderful helping her reach her dream. She’s wanted to write for years and never thought that she could get published so she never went for it. It’s been so rewarding helping her. I want to be able to help aspiring authors like that all the time.
I’d love to be able to travel to schools and do little writing workshops. I remember in fifth grade that was what sealed it for me. I went to an all day writing workshop. I already knew I wanted to be an author but that day just confirmed it for me. I could travel around the country and help inspire kids to write. That would be amazing! Of course I’d want these workshops to be available to every school, not just the ones that have a little more money to spend on things like that.
These are just a few things I would want to do to help others WHEN my ship comes in.
Do you have any ideas of how to help aspiring authors?