Politics and Writing

With the election debates, rallies, interviews, I bet you have been watching the news more than usual. I know I did.

Surprisingly, the political candidates demonstrated that they share several qualities. The lessons I learned as an author can be implemented in various professions.

Lesson One: Political candidates never take a break. They are so much on the go, we wonder if they ever find time to sleep, sit for a dinner or talk to their families.

Keep writing. Book after book.

Lesson Two: They are incredibly perseverant. Even if there is no hope, they keep going. Criticism, insults or negative ads by an opponent don’t seem to affect them. They never let a loss or a low percentage in the polls stop them from campaigning.

Don’t let low sales, bad rates or negative reviews affect our creativity.

Lesson Three: They are all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and various social media to publicize their message and be visible.

A daily post on Facebook and Twitter are a must.

Lesson Four: Since they can’t be everywhere, they keep a campaign staff to help spread their message.

Network and belong to a group that can re-tweet and share your posts on Facebook; and a street team to post reviews.

I am writing this post as an advice for myself as much as for you.

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6 thoughts on “Politics and Writing

  1. Sometimes I feel as though I’m on that gerbil wheel going as fast as I can. Yet, I barely have time to do what needs to be done, much less spend time hitting FB and Twitter. When I made my choice to write full time and quit my day job, I never dreamed it would be this difficult. I can’t afford to take two days off or not write on my next book. I’m constantly planning and working towards the next goal. And asking myself, what else can I do?

    But it’s my dream and I’m chasing it. So it has its own rewards that go well beyond the money. (Fortunately it does have some high points because the money is too unstable.) It’s a lot like growing prize roses, there’s a lot of thorns! You learn to hold on very carefully!


  2. Hmm…I don’t think I’ve ever considered the similarities between writers and politicians before. Ouch, that almost hurts. Still, the advice is solid so I’ll run with it. (haha, see what I did there?)


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