Here, I share a sampling of articles I read recently that fill my writer’s heart and thrill my sense of what’s possible in the ebook arena of today’s changing publishing marketplace.
Check out these inspirational insights and tips on writing compiled by Writer’s Digest:
These quotes, jewels on subjects like style, purpose, characters, plot and structure, method and revision, from writers ranging from Tom Clancy and John Grisham to Barbara Kingsolver and Anne Lamott are great to read whenever you need motivation and guidance.
Then, read these intriguing perspectives and successes in the new world of publishing and e-books — a reminder that mainstream publishing is not the only — or necessarily the best — option for all writers:
- Publishing Perspectives news blog : You may have read about the multi-million breakout ebook authors, like Amanda Hocking. This post is about another group — The New Midlist: Self-published E-book Authors Who Earn a Living selling e-books
- And a heartening self publishing success Story from Yahoo! Finance, originally published in The Wall Street Journal by Alexandra Alter: Read How Darcy Chan Became a best-selling literary fiction author, who sold 400,000 e-books through digital outlets after being turned down by 100 agents and 20 publishers. She has yet to have one book in print.
Comments? What do you think about the potential of e-book publishing as an alternative to or addition to mainstream publishing? Do you have any inspirational writing quotes to share? Please leave your comments below. Also, please “like” or share this on Facebook and tweet it on Twitter. Happy writing.
Compiled by Alissa Lukara, author of Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul, a developmental editor and writing coach, and facilitator of Transformational Writers: Write Your Book. Transform Lives workshops.