So You Want to Publish… Where Do You Start?

Any prospective author should start with some knowledge about the publishing industry as an entity. Until researching for this post, I had always assumed that the publishing industry was too nebulous a thing to produce any helpful statistics for strategic planning. Boy was I wrong. I went through a handful of books on the subject … Continue reading So You Want to Publish… Where Do You Start?

3 Solutions for the Writer’s Doldrums

And… We’re back with the promised second part of The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King. Last time, I claimed that, as writers: “we’re thinkers—and too much for our own good.” This absolutely applies to me and I think it’s accurate for you too. I’ll make a brief case for why this is true, mostly … Continue reading 3 Solutions for the Writer’s Doldrums

The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King

Many of you may already be familiar with the popular image of the suffering writer/starving artist, the author whose fits of passion or despair fuel his work. Though I was a doctoral medical student for a short time before succumbing to my own inner demons, I won’t pretend to be an expert on the subject. … Continue reading The Suffering Writer: A Lesson from the King