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DIY MFA by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gabriela Pereira

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Chapter 21

Establish Your Circle of Trust

In this last section of DIY MFA, we turn our focus to building a writing community. Until now, we have looked at skills and techniques involved in creating written work and consuming books in a way that serves your writing. Now we focus on the human piece of the puzzle: When you build your community, you are connecting with other people: writers, readers, and professionals in the book industry.

Many writers are tempted to skip this section. You might be thinking: I just started writing. Why should I worry about marketing or publishing or building a platform? I urge you to keep an open mind. Even if you don’t take action right away, read the information and let it wash over you. It is never too early to ...

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