When it comes to meeting writers, publishers, editors, and agents, social media can be a great way to introduce yourself, but the strongest connections are usually made in person. If you take your writing career seriously, at some point you’re going to have to do something which makes many shy writers uncomfortable: network!
Cringing already? I’m not going to lie to you; it’s not easy to bust through those internal walls of shyness. They’ve been standing for a long time. But making professional connections in the publishing industry doesn’t have to feel like getting a root canal either.
Here are 5 articles to help make your author networking efforts a little easier
Are you a shy writer? How do you force yourself to get out there? Let us know what’s worked for you in the comments section below.