We’re in the last week of August—can you believe it? That also means we’re down to the last two ways I’ve thought of for you to support your indie author friends. I know you know at least one of us, with how many people write and publish these days. You may not know you know them… but there are ways to find these things out ;-)
So far this month, we’ve bought, read, and reviewed our friend’s book, we’ve told others about it, we’ve refrained from telling our author friend about any errors we found in the book, and we’ve encouraged them to continue writing—even if we didn’t really enjoy the book we read. So today, I have a (probably) more fun way you can support the authors in your life.
#7: Talk to Them
What?! I want you to talk to your friends?! How dare I?!
Well, it’s really just that simple, and it’s probably something that’s at least occasionally occurred to you to do.
Talk to your author friends about the projects their working on now. Most of us, from what I’ve heard, are working on a couple projects at a time. We have all sorts of ideas in our little writer noggins, you know.
So, talk to us about it!
We’d love to tell you all about the new characters in our heads, the stories we’re working on, the ideas we have spiraling around inside us. Most of us are probably getting pretty good at not giving away spoilers too, if that’s your thing.
But really, when you talk to us about our writing, please don’t mind a few spoilers. We can’t help it if we just really want to tell you about this epic scene we got to write today, or this really good idea that came to us while we were in the shower.
Thing is, what are the odds that you’re going to distinctly remember this one conversation anyway? I’ll tell you. They’re slim. So let us talk, let us tell you about our stories and our ideas, and let us talk freely about them, if you can.
I understand that for some of you, spoilers are the bane of your existence. You hate them. You simply cannot abide them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t talk to us at all about our work at all. I guarantee we have lots to say that wouldn’t involve a single real spoiler, while still telling you all about our current projects.
So, talk to us.
That’s all you have to do.
Just talk to us about our projects, let us talk about our work, our passion, our love. Let us share it with you. We really want to.