Identifying an Audience

You must write for yourself, above all. That is [your] only hope of creating something beautiful.                                                                         Gustave Flaubert Conventional advice to writers suggests that writers who write for themselves limit themselves to an audience of “one.” Certainly...

The Writing Process

Now, whether it be bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple of thinking too precisely on the event—a thought, which quarter’d, hath but one part wisdom and ever three parts coward—I do not know why yet I live to...

Submission Messages

The world of publishing has changed. Publishers Row can no longer afford to take chances on undiscovered writers, regardless of talent or the merits of their manuscripts. At the other end, self-publishing companies seek only short term profits...