If you’re not into any kind of writing, then this is highly likely to not be the blog for you.
How and Why Does Writing Speak to Us?
The written word is something that we have in common with the ancient Egyptians, with people on the other side of the planet, and with celebrities who we will never meet.
Fiction writing, in particular, bridges gaps in the world, and through time. Have you ever read something written by an author who is long dead?
Whether it’s Jane Eyre or The Art of War, we can hear the author’s voice as we read (and yes, I am well aware that The Art of War isn’t fiction. I’m kind of tired, okay?).
But I digress.
Independent Writers Do It All
When we do it well, and we do it right, the indie author wears many hats. Researcher. Editor. Planner. Marketer. Cover artist (or at least hirer of the cover artist). Bookkeeper. Advertiser. Tax Preparer.
Indy writing is a small business. So, like it or not, you’ve got to know these things, or be able to hire someone who does.
Past, Present, and Future Authoring
One of the best things about authoring is the concept of eternity. Now, I don’t honestly expect anything I write to end up being studied in college or becoming movie fodder. But it is still there, and it can be there forever if you can (and are willing to) preserve it.
This is why I encourage publishing, by the way, even if you never make a dime.