Selling Your Masterpiece
When it comes to writing, I’ve done enough now that I’m pretty sure I’m as good as the next guy. I tell a good story, I mix and match the story with the kind of descriptive aspects necessary to keep the story alive. Blend in the kind of characters you want to bring home to meet your mamma (or the one you would just as prefer hide from) and bring it all to a conclusion that nobody expected and you’ve got yourself a pretty darn good book.
At least that’s what I call a pretty darn good book.
But what does it all mean?
When you add it all up, the answer is…not much.
Please, don’t get me wrong, if you’ve managed to put together all of the ingredients I mentioned above, then you have done something that only a very few people have managed to accomplish. You’ve written a book. That’s some pretty cool stuff.
Then again, if nobody gets the chance to read it, it’s like hanging a Rembrandt or a Picasso in your basement or attic.
You say, “Well I want to get it out there. I want to make it available to the public, but no one wants to buy it.” Then all I can ask is …why?
This is the beginning of a new series for me, called “Selling Your Masterpiece.” Its purpose is to help as many of you as I can with thoughts and ideas that I’ve used to get people to stand up and take a look at the writing I do and the person I am.
The difference between this and what I’ve done in the past is that this time, I want as many of you as possible to share with me the things you’ve done to get your work noticed. So the bottom line is…I need your help.
Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or respond at this bottom of this message and let me know your thoughts. I’m also open to having you tell me the things that didn’t work. Share with us and lets see if we can’t make the act of writing more than just a hobby. Let’s make it a dream come true.