Writing is such a personal craft.
You put your personality and feelings into your words, hence it feels like a personal attack when someone criticizes your work. Not everyone will be friendly or benevolent, especially online. The anonymity of technology tends to make people feel like it’s okay to be mean and disrespectful.
Do you know when to quit and when to stick?
I was a loyal reader of Niklas Göke’s newsletter and was pained to hear that he decided to stop writing it… Yet I understood. In a brutally honest article, Niklas explains why he quit his Substack newsletter, even after making $3,700
in revenue in just a few weeks.
I came across an interview with music industry veteran Tristra Newyear Yeager
, who encourages writers to be inspired by the business model of indie musicians.
This means multiple income streams,
different types of content, and… merch.
How about offering a limited edition of your novel with a special cover? Or mugs, notebooks, whatever. If you have an audience, it’ll sell.
Danavir Sarria from Sumo also compiled a list of the 80 Best Email Subject Lines
. These are very “sales” oriented but remain a great source of inspiration.