The awesome co-hosts for the November 4 posting of the IWSG will be Stephen Tremp, Karen Walker, Denise Covey, and Tyrean Martinson!
Visit their blogs and make certain to leave a positive comment.
My subject this week is about supporting your friends and the artists you love. The importance of supporting the arts begins and ends with the artist's psyche. Write reviews, share your opinion of their work, use word of mouth -- talk about what you like. Tell the artist what you think of their work. These days, when a cup of coffee costs more than a book or a song on iTunes, it's hard to justify your worth as an artist. Sometimes it's not the sales that matter as much as the ability to have a conversation with a reader who enjoys discussing your story. Keep in mind, authors are always happy to talk to someone who wants to talk about their books. Be a fan. Write fan letter. Gush on FB. Make their day.