The Rules of Write Club and Selling Your Book - #AmWriting #Blog

I'm sure this has been done before, but when the idea hit me, I didn't even look to see what other authors' rules might be, since these are my rules, and I think they make sense. I'm reminded of some of these common courtesies every time I log on to Twitter and someone who hasn't even taken the time to follow me back sends me a direct message to buy their book. Or, if I haven't even met them, sends me an @ message demanding I check out their book.'re a few rules of Write Club you might enjoy passing along.

The first rule of Write Club is: You talk about Write Club: with your muse, with your beta readers, with everyone you meet if you're talking about the love of writing and reading. 

The second rule of Write Club is: You do not talk about Write Club only to say: check out my book, buy my book, you just followed me on Twitter, so go read my book. 

The third rule of Write Club: Someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out, the talk is over. Find a common ground in person, on Twitter, on Facebook...wherever you socialize. But don't make it all about your book. Share info that your friends will have an interest in so their eyes don't glaze over. I assure you, if they like what you're talking about, they might take a look at what you write too.

The fourth rule of Write Club: You must make time to read. I'm going to quote Stephen King here, because I think he says it best: "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."

The fifth rule of Write Club, which is really the FIRST and most important rule of Write Club, but I was trying to stay with the movie quote: You Must Make Time to Write!

Now, go set some time aside daily to be friendly and sociable, to meet and greet your avid-reading friends, to interact with potential new friends. But remember, if you want to sell more books, the answer is plain and simple: write a better book and write more of them.

Hope you enjoyed this simple reminder. I'm off to write.

Until next time, happy reading and writing.


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  1. From one writer/reader to another, Carmen...Let's just say we're on the same page!

    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed my musing. Since I can't sleep lately...I wrote that at 4:00 AM, then ran to read it at 8:30, when I finally got three hours of sleep, hoping it sounded right. LOL!

      Thanks for reading!