In case anyone missed it, here’s a great article from an author who helps and supports other authors, as well as encouraging this old blogging ape 😀
Amazing, Isn’t It?
Yes. It is.
How many authors do you actually know?
Now your friend is one.
The key word there is friend.
This was your friend before. Becoming an author doesn’t change that.
Sure, you can tease your friend about this, if your relationship ordinarily involves teasing.
But your friendship is based on more than just teasing:
- You support one another. Even if one of you writes a book.
- You’re honest with one another. Even if you think the book isn’t quite, well, you know.
- You know each other well. How to get on one another’s nerves. How to put things gently. So you can figure out the right way to share honest feedback.
- You motivate one another. So in addition to honest feedback, you’ll provide encouragement, motivation, and direction.
Your friend wrote a book. That’s a huge accomplishment. Treat it as such.
There are some things you…
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2 thoughts on “So Your Friend Is an Author…”
Thanks for sharing, Chris (and to Sally where i found this on LinkedIn). Isn’t it funny, astonishing… and almost a small tragedy that our so called “real” friends offer hardly any acknowledgement (let alone actual support) for our novels and blogs. Yet total strangers can be so very kind. Hugs!