The idea of “breaking in” has changed completely since the rise of digital publishing. In the “old world,” authors built a reputation with short fiction in monthly publications, after which point they’d have a better chance of getting agented representation and full-length book deals from publishers. The world’s different now. How are we planning to break in? Is there merit to the old ways? Have things really changed all that much?
After a very long (unplanned) absence, Write Right is back! Keep an eye out for the next two episodes, which will be available on Friday, June 29. After that, we’ll be back to our regular weekly programming. Thanks for sticking with us.
There are many avenues to building a writing career. Fortunately, a few of them are represented in this podcast.
There are as many ways to make it as a writer as there are writers in the world, but there are a few paths to a writing career that are more thoroughly trodden than others. In this episode, the gang talks about their experiences in the various stages of career building and, as usual, meander off topic for a little while.
New month, new theme! For March, we’ll be talking about processes, goals, the daily grind, and how we define success. We call it The Long March. Our guest for the month is Andrew Wood. You can find Andrew on twitter @andrewtheauthor, on Patreon, and on facebook. Pick up his debut novel, Storm of Fury, on Amazon.
The daily writing adventure (something we discuss so often on this podcast,) is a challenge. It is a process. Let’s discuss our writing habits, our rolling plains, our Khazad-Dums, our Balrogs, and our Rivendells.
What can we learn about how we approach middles (and our craft as a whole) that can enrich the time we spend writing?