In Part I, we looked at ways writers can be either stingy or generous with each other. Now, we're going to focus on readers:
1. With review copies - Writers who won't provide at least a pdf to a reviewer.
2. With praying for their readers - Writers who don't think about the needs of their readers.
3. With quality - Writers who sacrifice quality for quantity.
1. With appreciation -
What does this look like? A) Thanking readers who take the time to write a review (if they know about it), B) Doing special giveaways, C) Thanking readers when they share news about releases and other events.
2. With consideration -
What does this look like? A) Promoting a reader's blog when they have you on for a guest post, B) Meeting their deadlines for promos or guest posts, C) Following their blogs by email, as well as supporting their social media activities.
3. With studying your craft -
What does this look like? A) Taking the time to improve your writing techniques. B) Either studying on your own or taking writing classes at a college, online, or at a writers' conference, C) By responding to reader queries about your work.
Writers: What are some ways you can make a difference in another writer's life?
Readers: What are some ways authors can make you feel special and appreciated?
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