Let’s get a definition out of the way. What is a writing platform? Basically, it’s having a readership.
That’s confusing to many writers. They think that to get a platform, they need to publish a book with a traditional publishing house so that they have a book in bookstores. However, the likelihood of a major publisher publishing your book to help you to build your platform is zero. You’re expected to have a platform – a readership – already. Publishers want to know that when they publish your book, people will want to read it.
So, with that common misconception out of the way, let’s look at some reasons you should build your writing platform. As I said in this article, if you devote just a few minutes a day to it, you’re golden – but you need to be consistent.