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

The Importance of a Web site in Self-Publishing

For authors today, no “piece of digital real estate” is more important than the author Website: It gets your message to a busy visitor fast. Read More

Amazing Disgrace: The ‘Pride’ of The Huffington Post

What happens—to the economy of writing careers and to the readers’ perception of writing’s value—when bloggers work free for The Huffington Post? Read More

Seeking Our Reflections in Writing: The Diversity Within

On Diversity and ‘Those in Whiteness’ Thrall’ Whiteness is…more of a genre than anything else. This is the Erik Anderson, author of The Poetics of Tresspass. He’s writer in residence and director of the Emerging Writers Festival at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In an essay at Salon, White bro reading: Yes, I’m reading men… Read More

Truth Be Told? Truth Is on Thin Ice

‘Your Capacity for Change’ Go slowly. Makes it easier if you take this one line at a time: Authenticity is equal to your unique voice, multiplied by truthfulness, plus your capacity for change, multiplied by range of emotional impact, raised to the power of imagination. This is the “Authenticity Formula.” It opens designer and author Marc… Read More