A Writer’s Journey: What’s Involved?

Local authors on a Writer's Journey convene at 6 North Cafe, Ballwin, MO.
6 North Author Reunion ,St. Louis County, MO

In the new year, I plan to call A Writer’s Journey, already a section of this website, to the attention of readers and book lovers in my wider audience. This introduction to the publishing industry, self publishing and marketing of our work will enable even non-writers to get a view behind the scenes of what happens before you get to see those books you read and love. Each month, in addition to my regular commentary, book review or report, I’ll link a new topic to help make you a Writer Insider.

Welcome to A Writer’s Journey, my new multimedia writer’s guide, publishing industry and self-publishing overview for writers, independent “indie” publishers, self-publishers, interested readers and anyone else who loves books or wants an audience for their writing. From my own experience in many years of writing and a lifetime of reading, I’ve learned a thing or two. When I decided to launch a second career, I discovered that the publishing industry, like our own starry cosmos, is expanding at light warp speed toward an immense extent and population. My goal is to provide a free introduction to this world, based on my own writer’s journey, that of my fellow writers, collaborators and other experts who have something to contribute to this complex story. Here’s an  outline of what I plan to cover in the months to come, amounting to a free guide to the many facets of today’s publishing industry.

You can click on and read more for any heading that turns RED as a live hyperlink.when you hover on it with the mouse. If you want to contribute an article on any of these topics, please let me know. Pub 0.0 Writing–Been there, still there or just hoping?  As I learned about both publishing and the uses of cyberspace, I made a lot of wrong turns, detours and false starts.

In an effort to spare you that bumbling approach, I’m sharing what I learned on this site–an overview of the writing a publishing field. Happy reading and writing! Pub 1.0 Mastering the Writing Craft Having something to say and expressing it well is the entry ticket to the writer’s world.  To merit publication by someone else, it must be said clearly, correctly and expertly and often artfully.  A few years ago, I asked the late John Lutz, award-winning mystery and suspense writer, his advice on writing mystery and suspense. Here’s what he had to say in: Pub 1.1 Tips on writing mystery and suspense.

You can click on and read more for any heading that turns RED as a live hyperlink.when you hover on it with the mouse. If you want to contribute an article on any of these topics, please let me know. Pub 0.0 Writing–Been there, still there or just hoping?  As I learned about both publishing and the uses of cyberspace, I made a lot of wrong turns, detours and false starts.

In an effort to spare you that bumbling approach, I’m sharing what I learned on this site–an overview of the writing a publishing field. Happy reading and writing! Pub 1.0 Mastering the Writing Craft Having something to say and expressing it well is the entry ticket to the writer’s world.  To merit publication by someone else, it must be said clearly, correctly and expertly and often artfully.  A few years ago, I asked the late John Lutz, award-winning mystery and suspense writer, his advice on writing mystery and suspense. Here’s what he had to say in: Pub 1.1 Tips on writing mystery and suspense.

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