Platform. If you’re submitting your work you should at least start thinking about it. But don’t worry, there’s no one size fits all way to do it right. I talked about the push and pull of platform over at Alayne Kay Christian’s blog and as you will see from my journey, you don’t even have to be outgoing to build a platform that works for you.
This month’s ALL ABOUT PLATFORM BUILDING guest blogger is author, librarian, and children’s writing community friend, Heather Ayris Burnell. Thank you, Heather, for sharing your story with us.
The Push and Pull of Platform
by Heather Ayris Burnell
“You need a platform.” Those words can make a writer freeze. If they make you even a bit nervous, relax and take a deep breath. Honestly, what you need first is a good manuscript. Excellent even. But, when the time comes that you’re ready to start sending your work out on submission, having some sort of platform is a good idea.
It’s Okay to Start Small– You may feel pushed to have a huge platform but the truth is, it’s best to start with something manageable. You’ll be learning and growing along the way. Way back when I first started considering submitting manuscripts, the thought of anyone even knowing that I…
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