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DIY MFA by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gabriela Pereira

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Chapter 24

Develop Your Home Base

You are a writer. Your number one job is to write the darn book. That said, your book is not going to sell itself, and you should do whatever you can to get it into the hands of the right readers. Your readers.

So how do you accomplish this? First, you must create a place where potential readers can learn about you and connect with you further. This is your “home base,” and while it can take any form, most authors create a website.

I could write an entire book on the intricacies of blogs and websites; however, this chapter focuses on overarching concepts and strategies. Author Kristen Lamb explains websites in greater depth in her brilliant book Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in a Digital World. You can ...

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