The answer is really simple. I appreciate every writer and the awesome amount of work, worry, and concern they put into each and every story they write. At times, the work seems endless, while the return may be minimal. And even though we're all in the same pursuit of story-crafting, we are not in competition. How can we be? No other writer can tell the story that's in my head and heart, nor I theirs. Our products are unique, one-of-a-kind. To promote other writers is to promote our industry in general, which helps all writers, including myself.
So, as a writer, the next time you have an opportunity to assist another author, take the time! Take the emphasis off of self and give generously of your time and unique platform to boost another author's efforts to grow in talent and success. Doing so will always have positive returns.