How Savvy Are You?
I’m taking today to give a shout-out to Savvy Authors, an exceptional online community of writers, brimming with resources. I joined Savvy on February 2nd, pitched my novel, Weathering Rock, to Piper Denna of Lyrical Press on February 7th and had a contract by the end of the month. Granted, that might be an exception to the rule, but none of it would have happened without the opportunity given by Savvy.
Savvy, however, is more than an outlet toward publication. Yes, they have several pitch sessions a year (the next is June 22nd with Deb Werksman of Sourcebooks )but it’s also about learning, networking and having the support of other authors – – ranging from published and wildly successful to just starting out and never having submitted. There are forums, workshops, resources and events. It’s like falling into a moon-bounce (remember those?) of information and then soaring up on a giddy high.
Since joining Savvy, I’ve not only sold a book, but have learned how to build a WordPress blog, use social media effectively, put together a book trailer, write a synopsis, build a brand, and put together a query package, among other things. Premium membership is a mere $30.00 per year and most of the workshops I’ve mentioned have cost $15.00 each and span several weeks.
I’ve been involved in numerous writing groups, online and locally over the years, but can honestly say Savvy is worth every penny I’ve spent.
So . . . how Savvy are you? You might want to take this opportunity to find out through membership.
There is also a free membership package with limited benefits. Why wait? A savvy writer’s life is just around the corner!