4. Socialize with other writers.
When I first got into the literary industry, I noticed that there were a lot of “cliques”. It was like you could only support and promote those who may have been with the same publisher as you or just your own group of writer friends. Unbeknownst to myself, I fell into the same trap. I would repost links and posts from my labelmates while ignoring everyone else. This got old fast! As the years pass, you see many authors come and go, but you also see those who have been around and those who are still grinding! Those are the people I support. There are plenty of readers and notoriety to go around for everybody, so when I see my fellow authors, especially my queens working their asses off, I also want to do my part to help spread the word, and as a result, they do the same for me. Your network is the most valuable asset you can have, so always make it a point to broaden it on a daily basis. Reach out to other authors you may not know as well as other ones and see if an opportunity doesn’t present itself in some way, shape, or form. Remember, it takes nothing for a candle to light another one.