Saturday, September 8, 2007

Do you Have Publishing Experiences to Share?

If you have published and/or shared any of your writing, I invite you to tell your publishing story here. Either add it as a comment or e-mail it to me (you can find my e-mail address in my complete profile).

Have you downloaded software and followed suggestions and instructions from a self-publishing site to produce a book or booklet? Have you published an e-book or posted your work on a web site other than your own?

Have you looked for or found an agent? Have you published with a traditional publisher, large or small? Have you self-published or used a POD publisher? Have you used a copy shop or small printer to produce a pamphlet or booklet?

New writers often ask the questions, "What next?" "How do I share my work (with the world or with my family and friends)?" Tell us your stories of success or failure, your struggles and/or your triumphs.

Writing is often not about income, but about self-satisfaction. Have you found it, or have you unintentionally been part of a horror story, or both? Either way, please share your recommendations and your warnings.

For a longer discussion of publishing, printing, and sharing, see my September 4 column at eGenerations (see the link on the left).

Copyright 2007 by Marlys Marshall Styne


Bevson said...

I found your blog by accident. I started writing last winter. I am afraid I am bad at it, but I keep plugging way. You are right, it is really for myself. I have entered some of my stories in online contests and blog carnivals. I have found it one way to get wider visibility for my work without the rigors of publishing.

seniorwriter said...

Yes, writing for oneself is rewarding, and therapeutic as well. Do you read my twice-a-month columns on writing at egenerations? There's a link here on this blog.

Fortunately, there are many on-line places to share writing. Thanks for your comment.