Remember, the question is optional!
The Question for April IWSG is this:
Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?
The answer here is pretty simple, No I’ve never used it to market a book. I have, however, used it to market my blog, which in turn will later market my book. So it’s not quite the same thing, but it is a way to grow my platform. Speaking of, CHECK OUT ALL OF MY A-to-Z POSTS ON THIS PAGE. Most of the links won’t work until the appointed day of posting, so check back regularly, or better yet, sign up to receive updates in your inbox.
Recently I learned about something called CPConnect, which stands for Critique Partner Connect. It’s run by Kim Chance, a wonderful authoress who happens to run a great youtube channel too! Check it out, it has great tutorials and ideas.
CP Connect is going to be a blogpost where people looking for critique partners can post a comment about their project and meet up with some possible CPs. It’s a great opportunity to not only meet fellow authors, but to possibly make permanent friendships!
Why is a Critique Partner so important? Why is it important to have two or three of them? Well, because everyone should have someone that they can go to and be like, “Yo, is this working?” and have them say, “Nah, man. Try this instead.” When you take into account how valuable having someone else’s opinion on your story is, you really can’t go wrong.
So come on, join me in this new program, and join us at #CPConnect.