By Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief for Southern Writers Magazine
I have met some wonderful authors these past three years. They have graciously shared with me their stories, their disappointments and their successes. One thing they all have in common is their willingness to share with others their secrets of success. But, they took it one-step further. They shared what didn’t work. Hoping this would help others who were on the writing path to avoid the same pitfalls.
Zig Ziglar, an author, salesman and motivational speaker said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
What so many people don’t realize is the more you give away the more you get. It’s when you try to hide it that it withers and eventually goes away.
When we are so focused on ourselves, we miss all the opportunities that come our way.
Our blog is called Suite T, the author’s blog. Why? Because we wanted authors to have the opportunity to share with other authors things they have learned that have benefited them and helped them be successful in their writing and in their marketing of their books. These same writers share with us things that did not work and why.
We can learn from each other in this blog. We also have an opportunity to create relationships on this blog and to let each other know when we appreciate something they’ve said that helps us in our writing, our marketing and promotion. Who knows what doors of opportunity might open. The authors who post here are so graciously willing to share with us all these things.
I for one want all of you who have posted to know, how very much I appreciate your passing on to us the things you have learned, the things that work for you and even sharing the things that didn’t work. For giving me an opportunity to learn from you.
“You’ve helped me be a better writer.”
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