Why do we need to compare writing to Star Wars? Well, we don't...technically. Then again, we don't technically need coffee or puppies either, but I bet if I handed you a fresh cup of dark roast and a Labrador pupper, you wouldn't turn them down. So writers, please enjoy the Star Wars GIFs.
Inspired by my popular Why Drinking Coffee is Like Writing post, I offer this post for those writers who get their caffeine from tea—not that we can't enjoy both, of course. I am just as happy with a nice strong cup of pu-er as I am sipping dark roast coffee.
Without further ado, here are a few ways your tea obsession mirrors your word addiction:
I'm looking for traditionally published authors to contribute to an advice page.
Published authors have a lot to offer writers still chugging along, hoping to make it to that stage: encouragement, experience, and advice.
I previously published a post compiling advice from published authors, and the response was great. Readers wrote to tell me how helpful the advice was and that it had come at the perfect time in their writing journeys.
The new post will be similar, with one catch: All contributing authors will be traditionally published. This is not because I believe traditional publishing is inherently better than self-publishing, but because traditional publishing presents a specific set of challenges that writers must overcome to become authors.
The same applies to self-publishing, and I would love to do a similar post with self-published authors in the future. Keep an eye out for that call, and drop me a comment if that sounds like something you'd like to see!
If you're a traditionally published author who has something to share about the process—be it your personal experience, advice you wish you had known earlier, or encouragement for those still in the trenches—contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form below. I will contact you by email regarding next steps. Let's make this happen!
The post will include author images, bios, and links to social media, websites, and books.
Welcome to the show! Have a seat, kick up your feet, and grab some popcorn. I've got a story for you, and then we're going to chat about building writing momentum—what that means and why it's important for writers. Please hold all questions until the end, and direct your praise and rotten fruit toward the comments section located below.