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  1. I like the way you practice what you preach. Giving away valuable information as part of a marketing plan, showing me what works.

    If only I could use my intelligence guided by your experience I could be as good a writer as Rex Stout.

    Is writing short works for other publications a detraction or an enhancement. Seems like I would be cultivating disparate fans.

    1. Hulloo, Patrick!

      Glad this stuff helps. Feel free to slurp up as much of my experience as you’d like.

      A business goes through various stages (and a writer who intends to make money is starting a business.)

      The first stage is invisibility. Our impulse, at this stage, is to buy visibility and attention with advertising and whatnot. But the right way to become visible is generosity: give all you can give.

      If you have a fan base, you’re not invisible, and we can discuss what to do there. But if you don’t have a tribe yet, spreading your seeds all over the place can be a great way for potential fans to follow the breadcrumbs back to you.

      Do it smart, of course. Write for places your fans are reading. Do your homework. It’s a bit of a judgment call, knowing where to persist and when to move on (we all seem to stay far too long or leave far too soon when we’re in the unknown.)

      Experiment. It takes time and effort. But any farmer will tell you that even with perfect soil and weather, planting more seeds is still a good strategy.

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