Connecting with his readers is the best thing a writer can do for himself as well as for his followers. Jacob Davis, editor-at-large at CSMS Magazine, says the biggest mistake writers often make is to focus too much on their writing and not so much on the very audience that will ultimately take them to stardom. As writers, many of us can’t wait to finish a project in order to start a new one. This is a shortsightedness that too often leads writers to the fringe of literature.
Mainstream writers are ambitious individuals who understand they’re not writing only for friends and relatives. They’re daring and very good at self-promotion. So, my advice to you my friends, never choose the path of least resistance, as the song goes. Countless rejections must NOT be the cause for giving up trying. Only those who never quit stand a chance of succeeding. Success is so sweet because there were setbacks and pitfalls along the way. My friends, get organized. Leave some time for your readers just like you always do for your spouse or someone you hold dear to your heart. After all, you can’t succeed without them.
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.