Some actually useful, applicable writing advice I’ve gleaned from different sources after very much reading on the subject
It’s been a rough January, you know, out there, politically. You might’ve not noticed a reaction from me here on this blog because I had a lot of posts scheduled ahead, but there was a solid few weeks that I couldn’t really write any blog posts. (I was able to manage fiction writing.) I was stuck in an existential bind. Should I say something about this Trump situation here (I have on my personal tumblr blog). If so, do I have anything relevant to say?
Writing about writing seemed small and insignificant in this politically wrought time. However, I have come to a conclusion. I am going to keep writing: despite, in spite of, because of, in defiance of.
Writing is art, and art is important. In all times and also these times. I will not preemptively silence myself or my art for anything.
So for any of you all struggling to be artists or writers in troubling times, I give you a call or permission or solace or whatever you’re looking for here. Be creative despite, in spite of, because of, in defiance of.
For: Writers and others interested in writing, the publishing industry (traditional, indie, and self-publishing), book stores, and other parts of the book world as a whole.
By: “The Passive Guy” (a lawyer)
This blog is a great aggregate, but personally-picked aggregate, of articles and news from around the web about publishing industry news, hot topics, and opinion pieces. Although the banner of the blog profess this space to be “A lawyer’s thoughts on authors, self-publishing, and traditional publishing,” I don’t see the blogger himself doing a lot blogging, but tends to offer.
However, this blog is a very nice resource for keeping abreast with the publishing industry and writing business in many facets and from many angles. I believe it’s good for emerging writers to be aware of the economic climate around their work. Because the articles are handpicked (and not just everything with certain SEO tags) you can’t get too overwhelmed by browsing through it.
Insights from the life of an aspiring, struggling writer; a passionate reader, and a working librarian.
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