I’m willing to bet that these phrases show up far less in published fiction than in the manuscripts and self-published works that have come across my desk.
In case you ever wondered how your manuscript gets turned into a book, here's a brief film on the subject circa 1947: But if you've been thinking about publishing your book via a Print on Demand or POD service, you might want to check out my essay, "Wherefore Print on Demand?" at The Nervous Breakdown.
(Continued from part one.) As ridiculous as it sounds, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi to saying that you can be a writer, and after you say it enough times, you might actually start to believe it—regardless of whether or not you’ve ever actually written anything. And that’s when the real work of the…Read more The Con (Part Two)
Thanks (again!) to Steve Almond, this time for a great interview in The Nervous Breakdown. We chatted electronically about a number of subjects -- including but not limited to my writing process, working with the Permanent Press, and any similarities I might see between my own mother and Audrey Corcoran, the heroine of The Singular…Read more Interview with Steve Almond
All of my friends wanted to be Mr. T. Which was kind of odd, because all of my friends were skinny white kids who weighed about seventy or eighty pounds.
If you've given the matter some thought and decided that publishing with a small press might be right for you, the next logical question might be how to go about finding a small press that will be interested in publishing your work.
If I have a question or concern about one of my books, I can call my publisher and ask.