Every modern writer should have goals and benchmarks to strive for. Like the butterfly that flies into the light, the modern writer wants to make his work readable and popular. These goals are understandable and correct, but they are not easy to achieve.
The modern writer must constantly learn. Nowadays, to become popular, it is not enough to write your own works well. You need to be able to present yourself and your work to a wider audience. And to do this, a writer must be an artist, a cover designer, an audiobook reader, a marketer, and a layout designer at the same time. And that’s just a small part of what he should know and be able to do. If he can’t do any of these things, he will overpay for all of these options. And sometimes these payments will be so substantial that they will more than cover his royalties.
That’s why you should strive to do everything yourself. I don’t think it’s that hard to do. You just have to set yourself up to constantly have to learn new software and understand the intricacies of audio equipment manuals. Clearly, it’s impossible to know everything, but it’s something to strive for. And in this sense, a writer should have friends and people from whom he can consult on this or that question.
I also have such people who can enlighten me in terms of technology and conventionally free software, and one such person is my own son, who has long surpassed me in knowledge of modern technology and smart gadgets. In addition, it is necessary to keep track of those writers who have advanced on this path much further than you. Of course, for me there are gurus who are able to write covers and voice their books very professionally. I constantly follow their creative activities and try to reach their heights. It doesn’t always work out, but it’s a walker’s errand…
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