Connected

So I’ve been quite busy. In addition to writing, doing a few interviews and an assortment of other projects, I’m going to be leaving the country this time next week. I’m so excited. I’ll be stopping in Seattle to visit some friends and afterwards, I’ll be headed to Vancouver, BC.

I have like a million things to do and I’m too excited to do them. In addition to packing and preparing to leave the country, I’ve been doing something else that I want to discuss today: networking.

I’ve always said that getting published is a matter of getting the right story to the right editor at the right time. This has proven to be true time and time again. When needing writers for invite-only anthologies, editors/publishers will go for writers who have proven themselves time and time again.

If the editor knows you, they can often lead you to other writing opportunities and of course you can do the same with other writers.

Just like most jobs it’s about who you know. So if you’re a writing aspirant, I would strongly urge you to join a critique group either in real life or online and join various writing forums. There are so many excellent resources that can be found from these places and you never know when it’ll lead to the next publishing credit.

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