There was – apparently – a time when a writer merely wrote, sat back, and let the good times roll. That time is no more, at least not for 99% of us.

These days writers are marketers, publishers, formatters, designers, and most importantly… engagers. To stand out from the crowd you need to communicate with your readers, make them swoon, and have them become your biggest endorsers.

This is no easy task, and it needs genuine love and affection, but any writer is capable of it.Engage Your Reader

Here are just a few benefits engaging with your reader can have:

  1. New Friends
  2. Endorsers
  3. Feedback
  4. Social Sharing
  5. Sales
  6. Ideas
  7. Beta Readers
  8. Critique Partners
  9. New Events, Organisations, People, etc
  10. Learn New Stuff

All of these have benefited my world. They include people I didn’t know prior to creating my Blog. I’ve met them recently, but they’re a very important part of my life.

Read more on How to Engage Your Reader — A Guest Post by Matthew Turner.

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