I had an article in this morning’s Pass It On Newsletter. If you are an Aussie writing for children, or even thinking about writing for children, this newsletter is a must have. It is a weekly offering in the form of n interactive networking newsletter. Interactive because the content is submitted by fellow subscribers, and compiled by the wonderful Jackie Hosking. There is news, articles, hand tips, useful web links, book reviews, author profiles and much more in each week’s issue.
Anyway, I had an article n this morning’s issue entitled Eight No or Low Cost Ways to Promote Yourself. Self-promotion is important for published and unpublished writers, but can sometimes be quite daunting. Putting my experiences into an article will hopefully help otters and also served as a reminder to myself of the things I should be doing.
I also had an email from Di Bates, accepting an article for Buzzwords Magazine. Again, if you are writing for children, this is a must-have ezine. Buzzwords is a bi-monthly electronic magazine filled with news, interviews, articles and more, compiled by Di, who is a well known and respected author, and newly the editor of Little Ears, a children’s magazine which is shaping up to be a wonderful publication.
The article for Buzzwords (which will be published in November) is about Aussiereviews, my review website, and about how and why I set it up and maintain it. Di said the nicest things in her acceptance email, which have given me a nice warm glow. All praise is nice, but praise from a respected peer is always special.
I write articles to promote myself and my books, but I also do enjoy helping and/or inspiring others. Best of all, when I write such an article I remind myself of lots of things which I already knew but which might be stored away in the deep dark recesses of my fuzzy brain. Bringing them to the fore renews my awareness of them and refreshes my enthusiasm.
Check out Buzzwords and PIO,if you haven’t already, and, if you know something about anything, consider sharing your knowlegde through an article. You might help others as well as yourself.