Which Comes First?

Which comes first? No, not the chick or the egg debate; although, I’m certain it’s a fascinating subject.images-3 I’m talking about craft versus platform.  As a writer, I’m sure you read as many articles as I on the importance of having a healthy and engaging platform. After all, if no one knows you’re a writer, why would anyone be interested in reading your stories or books.

After all, if no one knows you’re who you are or what you do, why would they be interested in reading your work?

I struggle with this issue all the time. I try to keep up with  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – on and on it goes, but it’s like a time-sucking vortex. And, it doesn’t help when you have the attention span of a gnat, as I do of late.

VortexWhich brings me back to my first question – Which comes first? Craft or Platform? Want to join the debate and get a few helpful tips in the process?

Check out 4 Ways to Beat Frustration in Your Writing Career by Dan Blank over at Writer Unboxed and let me what you think. Craft or platform? Which is more important to you and how do you manage without sacrificing one over the other?

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

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A Writer's Path

by J.U. Scribe

My free book promotion for Before the Legend is officially over as of this week. What was supposed to be a “Free Promo Week” turned more into a month long promo filled with free print giveaways, author interviews, guest spotlights, and of course free eBooks! It was encouraging seeing a significant jump in readers adding my books to their virtual shelves in Goodreads, to new reviews being added on Goodreads and Amazon.

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