Finally, a book written that makes you want to become a writer and not the other way around. Or as in my case to become more invested in writing. I couldn't agree more with Kristine's comments about blogging and social media. Yes it's good to have a group on facebook to discuss your writing but at the end of the day is anyone actually doing anything because of it? Confessions of a Gaming Attendant for example has a facebook group with 30 members, how many sales has it generated? Zero.
Social media and the internet in general are great if you have an existing audience but if no one is searching for you how will they find you? You need a presence in the real world like fish need water. Sorry about the pun.
Kristine's book was not only inspirational but it made sense with the advice it gave. About taking time off from writing and blogging to recharge the batteries, ditto my agreement. If you write non stop you're in front of a computer all the time and you need to get out to have experiences so that you can write better. Nobody wants to read something they can't relate to.
But I digress, all in all if you're a writer or even just a dedicated reader then this is something I can't recommend reading highly enough. But damn it all those references to white chocolate raspberry cheesecake sure did make me hungry. :)
On an altogether unrelated note about writing I'd recommend maybe making a video trailer for your book and posting it on youtube I know it's worked for me.
(review of free book)