Monday, October 15, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Monday, October 15, 2012 12 comments
Today I'm over at Lynn Simpson's blog, Connecting Stories, talking about the importance of support, both as a theme in my novel, and in my own life as a creative person. I also suggest six ways to offer support and encouragement to writers.

One way I could really use support today is votes for my sample chapters on Wattpad. It's a great place for my target audience to discover my book, provided they know it exists. Could some of you lovely blog buddies take a moment to pop over and vote it to greater visibility? THANKS!

How have you been encouraged and supported as a writer? How do you wish others in your world would support you? 

12 comments:

  1. I've had lots of support and encouragement over the past few years. One lady especially comes to mind. She never minded taking the time to teach me stuff.

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  2. Thank you for being at my place Laurel! My friends offer me encouragement, lifting me up and encouraging me in my writing and photography. Although they do not do either, they see the value in both. And knowing what I do is valuable is very important to me.

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    1. Thanks for hosting! I agree that friends outside the writing community are a big help. I think it's partly because they can simply enjoy what we create. Competition never enters into the equation.

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  3. This whole blogging community has been a great source of support. So has my wife.

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    1. Bloggers are a giving bunch. I've found that even moving outside my comfort zone and contacting book bloggers I don't know. Always willing to help. It is wonderful.

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  4. I'd love to vote for it, but I can't figure out how. (Sorry!) I'll ask my techno kids when they get home.

    I did add your book to my pinterest page.

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    1. Thanks for trying, Connie. I know several indie-author friends who've found it a useful site to connect with teen readers. I think you have to sign on to vote, but it might be worth the effort to post some teasers of your own.

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  5. ooo! I've never done Wattpad--I'll run over and see if I can vote. I've been pretty encouraged by all the nice reviews. I don't know that I can ask for more than that! :o) <3

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    1. Thanks for checking me out on Wattpad, Leigh! Good reviews do give a boost for sure.

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  6. It seems any question I might have I can get answered through the blogs. Such a great community.

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    1. I've often found that too--very tangible help with questions. But my in-person network is pretty hugely important as well. I get discouraged more easily that some--I hear that's normal for last-borns. ;-)

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