… Read more Perhaps self-publishing is too narrow a term for what has become a significant part of the publishing industry as a whole. Maybe it should be called artisanal publishing, in line with all the purveyors of handmade, hand-crafted, locavore, small-batch goods that have become all the rage along the coasts and
… Read more Copy, then find your voice.
Most new writers emulate the writers they most admire. They can’t help but sound like them. Even true originals like Marcel Proust used to do parodies of the writers he was most influenced by. He used this copying as a way of exploring what these
… Read more We don’t get information the same way that we used to. The very idea of story has changed. It’s all faster, shorter, and far more present than ever.
Simple narratives have been replaced by continuous story, as in role-playing video games, where interactivity replaces passive absorption of narrative.