Creative Writing 101

I stumbled into the writing game when a  freshman-English prof said I was good at it. What did I know. The prof told me that I didn’t belong in his class. Kicked me up to Creative Writing 201, upper-division night class. Picture: Older students lounging around seminar tables. Beards.…

Why We Write

Why do we write? A catalog of motivations would require many pages. But motivation matters. Can we talk about beautiful books without talking about content? Pursuit of money, prestige, influence, and power no doubt motivates many writers. Scholarship, journalism, advertising, and public relations are honorable writing professions that reward many…

Books That People Want to Read

As serious self-publishers we’re the contemporary vanguard of a centuries-long tradition of story telling. We create inform, entertain. We create worlds, breathe life into virtual characters, convey insight, knowledge, and culture. We can take this responsibility lightly—and fail. Write a book, self-publish, and get rich quick? Forget about…