How to immune your writing activities from the covid-19 crisis?
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With the global pandemic spreading its wings wider and wider, many countries have called for a complete lockdown. Where many industries have already started facing a slowdown, the self-publishing industry is still doing better. This is because of people preferring reading as a pastime to combat lockdown boredom. Also, times are favorable for writers who are getting ample time to work on their next project. But there are certain hitches which they can anticipate in their writing lives. Here are some tips to immune your writing activities against these and be prepared for the future.
Build network through blogging: Whether you are already a writer or planning to write your first book, make sure you have a good network of followers. For this, start blogging to build and widen your network.
Do self- branding: With so many social media handles at hand you don’t have to depend on anybody for your branding, neither do you have to spend chunks of money for it. Take help from experts, friends or guide books and start building your brand online.
Reach readers online: Many authors are coming up with various literary activities like online storytelling and online book reading sessions which is a good way to connect with readers. You can even start an online reading club.
Learn online: Many publishers and literary bodies are organizing literary workshops, conferences, literary festivals, and even award functions all online due to lockdown. What can be more fruitful than having opportunities to learn by sitting at home?
Do not completely depend on cloud-based programs: With most of us working from home, and people watching and downloading various streaming services and videos your internet can ditch you anytime. Hence, it is better to keep a copy of what you type in your local drive as well so that you can work offline if need be.
Do not procrastinate: Do not wait till the deadline to submit your work to publishers or in writing contests. Make sure that a glitch in your internet connectivity at the last moment doesn’t ruin your writing plans.
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