As a writer it is important to build one’s visibility. This is done through networking, an online presence, and writing a great book. Cec Murphy is running a series on building a platform. Hope you enjoy it.
One of the overlooked forms of building a platform comes from attending conferences. If you go to conferences that focus on your area of interest, you can make connections. I don’t mean only writers conferences, but organizations and groups that share your interest. You don’t have to be pushy—be who you are and you’ll meet others. (If you can’t afford to attend, apply for scholarships or work scholarships.)
At conferences, don’t seek only those whom you think will help. Much of building my platform has come from other people who—unasked—opened doors for me. Click here to learn more.