Dear Readers and Followers,
I am honored to have two more solo exhibits of my poetry, (haiku, senryu, and haiku sequences) in the Chicago metro area through the end of the year.
The first exhibit, July 8 through Sept. 30, will be held in Schaumburg, IL at Meet Chicago Northwest, (the Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau). The second will be from Oct. 1, 2016 through Jan. 7, 2017 at Rolling Meadows (IL) Public Library.
I am the author of six books, with the seventh due to be published in 2019. One thing I have found is that authoring books opens doors. Since I published my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, I am always contacted by organizations asking me to do workshops and exhibits and to judge writing contests.
A few of my books are about the craft of writing, and that is one niche I love.
All writers need to be versed in seeking publicity. It’s not selfish, self-centered, or bragging. It is simply a way to share your work with others and get them interested in setting goals and achieving writing success themselves.
Through the years, many people have told me that they learned how to write and get published from reading my books or taking my workshops. So, I am giving as well as receiving. Writers MUST publicize their efforts, not only for themselves, but for the benefit of others who can learn from them. That’s why I write informational books–so people can learn from my experience.
I am not the best writer around, but when I choose to write a book on a particular topic, I know that topic better than many people do. If I didn’t think people could learn things from my books, I wouldn’t bother to write them.
Does this give you any ideas for books you might write? And does this motivate you to
seek publicity, so you can share your work? I hope so.
All best wishes for your writing efforts!
Copyright 2016 by Charlotte Digregorio.