It is important for an author to remain consistent to his readers. Consistency, however, goes hand-in-hand with profound conviction. Literary recognition does not come over night; nor does it come from friends or family members who are for all practical purposes your main cheerleaders. A struggling author needs to fight in two fronts: building bridges with fellow writers and catering his readers. To me, the latter fight is even more strategic, especially when it comes to self-promotion. Of course, what I am saying here is just my honest opinion.
Note: Ardain Isma is a novelist and editing manager at CSMS Magazine . He heads the Center for Strategic and Multicultural Studies. He also teaches Introduction to Research Studies at Embry Riddle University. To see his books, click here.
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