You are already a writer

As I'm coming up for air from my novel, finally, a recent article in The Guardian was waiting for me, floating on the surface …  The Guardian always seems to have something wonderful to say about writing at just the right time. The paper asked six writers -- each had been named as "Young writer of … Continue reading You are already a writer

Self-publishing: John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz… and you

    A few more points, my friends, about why you might consider self-publishing … if/when you're ready. Here you'll find some statements (in boldface) culled from arguments in a recent Call of the Siren post against self-publishing ("Self-publish, are you crazy?"). Each is followed by a paragraph-length rebuttal that (I hope) provides some understanding ... … Continue reading Self-publishing: John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz… and you

Coming soon: Why you might consider self-publishing your book

The term "vanity press" is quickly going out of date -- it has far less to do today with ego or self-gratification than it does with practicality and an awareness of conditions in the publishing industry. Over the years, it's been exciting and encouraging to hear about many authors who have built successful careers and followings … Continue reading Coming soon: Why you might consider self-publishing your book