I recently attended the Backspace Writers Conference in New York City, from 24-26 May 2012, and I'd recommend it to anyone who can find the time and money to invest in it. I believe this is true for those who are looking to self-publish or go the traditional route.
This was my first conference, and I met a lot of other first-timers, too, including one my fellow…Continue
It's a sad reality that sometimes, the people from whom you expect to get the most support and encouragement will be the ones who will be the wet blankets at your picnic. If not that, then choose the cliche most to your liking. Wet blanket at your picnic, rain on your parade, or just plain naysayers to everything and anything at which you put forth some effort. Maybe they don't even realize they're bringing you down, and maybe they do.
And unfortunately, that includes family,…Continue
I guess I just don't understand the creepy weirdness of some people. Some creepy weirdness, I get. I am, after all, an artist.
I tell myself that perhaps a few generations ago, it might have been the "in" thing to be a complete social recluse of a writer. It made the authors mysterious, and by extension, some kind of cool. I suppose.
In the days of writers and artists like Poe, Fitzgerald, Hemingway,…Continue
Here is your main take-away from this post:
Serious writers should strive NOT to be junk peddlers. Self-published/Indie authors have the worst reputations for being junk peddlers.
If you're going to make a business of your writing, it's very important that you do your part to change that perception. Do your best to make your writing worth someone's time and…Continue