Hello, Five J's readers. I'm Jeff, Joy's husband. I'm insinuating myself onto her blog (with permission!) to start a new series of posts concerning raising and encouraging the young writer in your household—through both the struggles and the joys. I've been a writer for most of my life and I've been through the ups and downs of the writing life. I recently published my first novel, The Foundlings, and it was one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had.
Writer's are a different breed, and surviving and thriving as a writer can be hard. Being a parent to a writer can be challenging and often confusing. This series will tackle several subjects related to the art of writing and what you can do as a parent to help encourage your young writer.
Topics I will cover include:
- The care and feeding of your writer
- How to critique your writer
- How to give your writer space to create
- Recommendations for writing software
- Recommendations for writing curriculum
- How to help your writer learn self-discipline
- Watching out for publishing scams
- How to properly self-publish a book (both ebook and print)
- How to help your writer promote himself/herself
- What to do when your writer wants to give up
- Resources to help you and your writer
- And many more!
Before we tackle those issues, I'd like to hear from you. What questions do you have about writing and self-publishing? Please let me know in the comments, and I'll be sure to address your questions in subsequent posts.
Read more posts in this series: How to Raise and Encourage Your Young Writer.