Many of us experience trepidations when we offer something of ourselves to others. The classic and often humorous question, “Suppose I give a Party and nobody comes?” is all the more poignant for actors, dancers, artists and writers who are always at the mercy of “invited” guests when they exhibit, perform or publish a work […]
Every year that goes by since I first wrote this, I am more certain that the quotation that opens this post is increasingly important to remember. August 23, 2012 “Never put in writing anything you don’t want people to read.” V.V.Verrill (1913-2005) That is not the only quotation from my mother indelibly enscribed onto my […]
My blog as a guest on Birth of a Novel.
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of book censorship) is back with a vengeance. Whatever you write, this will affect your future in this entrepreneurial industry. Below are posts you should read if you are self-publishing or care about your freedom of expression: Indie Reader gives a good explanation of the activity on WHSmith, Amazon and […]
About Entrepreneurial Publishing read Kristen Lamb’s latest blog: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-democratization-of-publishing-independence-is-scary/. Kristen’s post puts this burgeoning industry into perspective for anyone who hasn’t yet taken this step and for those of us who have — more fuel for our fires!
I’m beginning my new serial with ‘Twas the Night Before New Year, inspired by the children’s poem by Clement C. Moore and a personal experience. As you may know, the legend is that Clement Clarke Moore wrote A Visit from St. Nicholas on Christmas Eve, 1822 on a sleigh ride home from Greenwich Village. His inspiration […]
A short piece from me about a long piece from David Vinjamuri. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, detailed and thoroughly researched, this article, Publishing is Broken, We’re Drowning in Indie Books and That’s a Good Thing goes into depth about the advantages and disadvantages of independent (self-) publishing, gives reasons for its growth and predictions for the […]
I don’t know where my dream of writing came from. It seemed always to be there, a part of me, like breathing. I’ve just read Andrew Galasetti’s article at selfpublishingteam.com and was moved to tears by his grandfather’s story. My mother was always telling stories from her life. One decade of her life is a […]
From the author’s description of the book: “This memoir tells the story of the author’s life in Israel, New Jersey, and San Francisco. In particular, her life in Israel as a young adult was marked by the tragedy of losing her fiance to the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Angela Neff describes the memoir in […]