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?
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
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
Why do we write? Because of Frodo and Sam, but more on that in a minute. What is it about writing that appeals so strongly to some of us? We have to know that most of us won’t reach the same level of success as Stephen King or Neil Gaiman. Yet, that doesn’t stop many … Continue reading Eagles, or the Long Haul?