Decoding the Writer’s Platform

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

It’s no mystery that if you are going to be a writer who wants to be read you will need to establish a writer’s platform. In fact, a platform is a vital component to getting published. Literary agents, publishers and even indie or hybrid outlets will most likely expect you to have one established.

Craft is what you write whether you compose graphic novels, memoirs, poetry, genre fiction or academic literature. The end product in print or online is your creation. Platform stands in the balance between craft and creation:

Balance Between Platform in the Balance by Charli Mills 2015

With my first manuscript up for sale, I’ve given much thought to my own writer’s platform. Because I have a background in marketing communications, I have an understanding about basic marketing principles.

A platform launches one’s writing the way a rocket platform launches a space shuttle.

Despite the abundance of media…

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