From Lissa Bryan:
“You’re Not a Real Writer”–RUBBISH!
“…In the end, it seems to boil down to a few critics and authors who want to keep up these crumbling walls of distinction as a way of differentiating a select few from the hoi polloi, like a society matron appalled at the influx of “new money.” But their insecurity does not constitute a valid definition.
And, in the end, the only opinion which really matters is that of the readers, and they have spoken. Every day, that voice is getting louder.
There are real writers everywhere.
They are writing quietly for themselves, or maybe getting up the courage to share their work with friends. They are posting online, or self-publishing and selling their work. They are with indie publishers and big publishers and everything in between…”
Click to read more. It’s a fantastic blog post! (I’d just Reblog it, but alas, Blogger and WordPress do not play well with each other so I have to manually do it.)
And speaking of things that are full of Truthy-truthiness:
There isn’t a day that goes by that Ireland Calling doesn’t have the right cheer me up, which sometimes comes in the form of “rub some dirt in it” as my maternal Grandfather would say and he was full of salty Irish wisdom. Haha!
You can go to their website www.irelandcalling.ie by clicking on the meme or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IrelandCalling and Celtic Quotes www.facebook.com/pages/Celtic-Quotes/ !!!
There are those with traditional publishers who were once smug who now find they have to do as much promotion as an Indie and still their books don’t sell well. That means because they have a lower share of the profits their royalties can be less than a successful Indie publisher. The gap narrows every day.Now, if only I can find the right formula for promotions and a way of hypnotising the readers I should be OK.
Being Celtic I love the wisdom.
xxx Hugs xxx