“My alma mater was books, a good library…” — Malcolm X
Even if you realize it’s hard, it’s still far harder than you realize “I should write a book.”
It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.
For the past four years, I have sent out a monthly newsletter in which I summarize and review each book I read that month.
“Anyone who says it’s easy to self-publish a book is either lying or doing a shitty job.” — Nan McCarthy
For decades, fans and critics begged for Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to write another a novel. In 2015, they finally got their wish. Kind of. And, as always, you should be careful what you wish for.
To call It a box office success would be an enormous understatement. The film shattered records upon its release and has grossed over $650 million worldwide — $320 million of which came domestically — against a very modest $35 million budget.
“I’ve never tried to be some kind of serious literary artist.”
“How did you first hear about my work?”
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” — Stephen King Everyone, it seems, wants to be a writer these days (present company included). The advances in technology over the past two decades has flattened the publishing world to the pointContinue reading “Four Ways That Reading Makes You a Better Writer”