Monday, November 5, 2012

Cards

Do you have a card? I'm talking a business card. I have one for my day job, but I don't have one for writing. Should I? When do you do this? Some people say, yes. I should have one for when I go to networking events. The thing is--I'm not published or even have an agent so why should I have one or even think about having one. What would it say? Writer? I don't know so I'm turning the topic to you guys.

What are your thoughts?
Should an unagented, unpublished writer have a business card?
If so, what should it say?

Have a great day!!

7 comments:

  1. I'm supposed to have a card, but don't.
    I don't see why you shouldn't have a card. Need something to hand to publishers and agents, right?

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  2. My philosophy is if you want to be a professional writer, you should act like one from the start. A card is useful if you'd like to be able to give people your e-mail address, Twitter handle, or link to your website and/or blog. It's pretty easy and cheap to have some made through Vistaprint.

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  3. If you're going to networking events you should have a card (of some sort--I have a bookmark) that has your contact info on it, because if you have a nice conversation with an agent/editor, you want them to remember you. It's also a good networking tool to meet other writers.

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  4. I don't have one, but I think I'd like one, especially if I went to a conference. They're extremely convenient, just in case. :)

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  5. I echo the other commenters...they're really handy when you go to conferences...that's when I finally bit the bullet and made myself a "writer" one.

    And I ended up swapping more than I thought I would with other aspiring authors I met, so it was a GREAT way to keep in touch with people you meet quickly when in panels and stuff.

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  6. I just ordered some via VistaPrint. My name,photo, email and website address are all that's there. Once I get a book published I'll probably get some with the book cover and links to buy. Great bookmark giveaways!

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  7. I had a friend who was a special needs teacher. She told me that a mom of one of her students gave her a business card once, so she could contact her about something school related. Her business card had her name and then "Wife and Mom" followed by her number. I say, if you can use 'em - get 'em. You don't need anyone to give you permission to make your life a little easier :)

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