Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Introducing . . . Pat Bertram


Writers are often told to treat writing/publishing as a business, but I treat the business of writing like . . . writing. Writers are creative people, who know how to set a hook, cast it just so, and pull in their readers. So why not use that same creativity in promotion? That is my marketing plan, anyway. Promote by writing. It's all I have to attract readers, short of bashing them over their heads with my book or forcing it down their throats. Even if I could resort to such tactics, it's hard to do on the internet where there are no heads or throats, just bits and bytes.

So, this morning when Cheryl Kaye Tardiff invited me to join "The Write Type -- Multi-Author Musings," I shot off my acceptance and here I am. I don't need another blog, but I've been getting the itch to start a new one (as if eight isn't enough), so perhaps this will cool the itch as well as introduce me and my writing to a different group of people. Or the same group of people. Either way, I am looking forward to adding my voice to the other authors musing here on "The Write Type."

Thank you for inviting me, Cheryl.

Pat Bertram
author of More Deaths Than One
and A Spark of Heavenly Fire

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3 comments:

Margy Rydzynski said...

Hello, Pat! Thank you for telling me about this blog. It's fun and informative. You're really out there (in a good way!).

Cheryl Tardif, author and book marketing coach said...

You are very welcome, Pat. Welcome aboard! :-)

Debra Purdy Kong said...

Welcome, Pat. Glad to have you on board!