I’m in the news!


It’s not what you know, but who you know…

Well, almost.  As a writer, I’m also a promoter, an advertiser, a teacher and a speaker.  You pretty much have to be to get noticed in this industry.

My  work with young writers in the community has been noticed and highlighted in a recent column by friend and fellow writer, Joyce Tumea.

Check it out: Downers Grove Reporter

What are you doing to promote yourself and your writing?

6 Comments

Filed under Advice, Believe, goals, Little Things, Perseverance, Platform/Marketing, writing inspiration

6 responses to “I’m in the news!

  1. That is really cool! Awesome article about something that is motivational for us writers. I’d love to offer such an opportunity for young writers (maybe on nature writing), but first I think I need to gain more experience as a writer.

    I think it’s wonderful what you are doing for them, and a good idea to think about how we as writers can promote ourselves. Thanks!

    (I didn’t realize you were in Downers Grove! I’m from Naperville, just living in VA for a bit.)

    • Thanks so much, Kimberly. You know, I felt very inexperinced when I started, as well. But thought, I’ve been writing for years and have studied through numerous courses and books and there is a need for someone to just show these kids that writing is not all grammar and punctuation. It’s fun! It started as a volunteer project and has grown from there. Good luck!
      And let me know when you’re back in the ‘burbs – we can connect

  2. You rock, dude. What great PR for you and the writers program. I’m still at the starting gates for promoting myself, though do have a few logs in the fire. Congrats!

  3. Liz

    Wonderful, Mary Jo! Good for you – way to “Get Known” — I look forward to the next step…your book deal :)! You are well on your way. Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

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