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Hello everyone. Today we’re discussing the importance of making proper professional contacts in your niche, and why they are so important.

The more professional contacts you make, the larger possible audience your works will have. Plus, it gives you some professional clout. The more clout you have, the more others will take you serious as a professional.

Everyone knows writers crave recognition and acknowledgement. We all love to receive some kind words about our work, especially from other writers. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Just don’t go overboard with it, or expect it to the point you start demanding it.

That’s not professional.

In previous posts we’ve discussed how important professionalism is.

Writing is an art, a craft, and should be a joyful experience. It takes determination, creativity, and passion.

Marketing writing is a business.

Treat it as such.

It’s not meant to be a cut throat business, but, it requires respect for others. Be respectful, and honest with your contacts. Many doors open for you as you forge contacts. Not just as a blogger, but as a writer.

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On a more personal note, I’m just under halfway through revising my current novel. I plan to have the revision completed by the end of Saturday. Wish me luck.

Have you started building your contact list yet? Any tips to share? Feel free to speak up.

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About kittyb78

Catrina Barton is a licensed Kung-Fu Instructor of the Black Dragon style, and draws on that experience to make her fight scenes both realistic and action packed. She enjoys being surrounded by the stark beauty of mother nature. Whether it's a moon-lit starry sky, or a picnic by a peaceful waterfall cascading from the mountain side. Growing up no matter where she was physically, she always had at least one book in her hands and spent every free moment lost in a book. It's only natural that as she grew up, her passion for reading grew into an even stronger passion for writing, especially Young Adult Paranormal Romances. She is a proud member of many writing and marketing groups, and an active participant at Critique Circle and several other crit groups. Favorite personal quote: "An author cannot grow without both constructive criticism and encouragement."

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