Literary Citizen-and why you should be one #litcitizen

THANK YOU SO MUCH Cheryl Russell for talking about Literary Citizenship and for inviting my students to contribute to your blog.

Why The Writing Works

Lit Citizen-literary citizen. Loose definition—promoting others’ work over your own.

It’s a concept worth practicing—share others’ work instead of relentlessly promoting your own. But not just anyone’s work; share work you believe in.

*Read books and share the good stories, across all genres. Read, and then promote the work that you believe needs shared with the literary world.

*Support literary magazines through subscriptions if you can; but at the very least track down issues at a library, read, and then share the stories that resonated with you with others.

*Buy books and post reviews of the ones you believe need more readers.

*Support authors you enjoy by sharing their work and sending them a note of encouragement/appreciation.

Read more about literary citizenship at the Literary Citizenship blog.

Cathy Day teaches a class on literary citizenship at Ball State University. Check out their website and follow them on twitter.

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One Comment on “Literary Citizen-and why you should be one #litcitizen”

  1. clrussell says:

    Thanks for reposting, and you’re welcome. 🙂


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