One thing I’m learning as a beginner writer is that you have to promote the book you’re writing before it’s written. I started writing my newsletter this week. I’ve title the newsletter “My Thoughts In Writing.” I’m using Tiny Letter (www.tinyletter.com) it’s less complicated than Mail Chimp.
The newsletter will be a monthly edition. This way I’ll have time to write about the books, articles, newsletters and blogs I read. I’ll add any writing tips I come across that will be helpful to the beginner writer.
I’ve constructed my email lists, for the newsletter distribution, from Instagram followers, Facebook friends, business cards and phone contacts. I inputed the information into Google Sheets and then copy and pasted the emails into Tiny Letter email format.
I plan on sharing chapters from my memoir. This will be a good way for me to get This way feedback from my writing. I will also include quotes in my newsletter. I find quotes to always be a good source of inspiration.
“For tens of thousands of years storytelling circles provided the magic of telling others about our own experiences, and in this way we literally built bridges between our consciousnesses. The stories we tell each other not only entertain, but allow us to see that we are not, after all, alone. This is how we create the mysterious bonds that connect us as couples, as lovers, as friends, as family members, and as participants in a community or a nation.”
Hal Zina Bennett, author of Write From the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity.