Self-Publishing and the 'Curatorial Mark': Jon Fine

The high view of self-publishing, in Jon Fine’s words, is peopled with ‘increasingly sophisticated authors’ supported by ‘increasingly sophisticated consultants’—a movement growing into its own alongside the ‘curatorial mark’ of trade publishing. Read More

Facing Up to the Importance of Your Author Photo

It’s ironic how many fine independent writers are fully onboard with professional-class editing, design, and production, and yet when it comes to their author photos, you’re likely to be looking at a gallery of amateurism. Read More

Matthew Welch: ‘My Music Sounds Like An Optimistic View Of The Future’

“The bagpipes are actually incredibly difficult to play,” says bagpiper-composer Matthew Welch in Music for Writers by Porter Anderson. #MusicForWriters at Thought Catalog Read More

Kronos Quartet's David Harrington: 'There Is No Such Thing As Easy Music'

‘Fifty for the Future’ is now in its second year, and the Kronos Quartet’s founder David Harrington talks about the project and the quartets goals. Read More

#MusicForWriters – Gity Razaz: ‘The Emotional Map’ Of A Composer’s Voice

Razaz has a youngster’s voice and an ancient soul. She’s one of four artists-in-residence with Paola Prestini’s National Sawdust Read More

#MusicForWriters – Michel van der Aa: ‘No Lines To Cross Over Anymore’

Dutch composer-filmmaker Michel van der Aa’s The Book of Sand is a digital, interactive song cycle created to live online. Porter Anderson in Thought Catalog’s #MusicForWriters. Read More

#MusicForWriters – Dan Trueman: The Digital Piano, Well-Prepared

Dan Trueman is a composer, a violinist, and electronic musician whose latest recording, Nostalgic Synchronic is a mind-teasing 8 etudes for “bitKlavier.” Read More