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Publishing Headache: Do or Be Done By

21 months ago I wrote this; seems as apt now as it did then… and as I have now inherited a SUPERB mini-aquarium, I am so-o-o reliving Chas.Kingsley’s Waterbabies + Coelacanth illustrations (1916) by #JessieWillcoxSmith

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Monthy IWSG Corner
However talented and charismatic your writing is, entering the publishing world at ground level can be daunting. We all need a little extra help to keep our heads down and our fingers on the keyboard. In that respect, this little monthly injection from the Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG) is a boon. Those who have been following know that our revered leader, Alex J Cavanaugh, celebrated the launch of his second book last week, see blog below.

That’s taking the I-95 to stardom. Many of us toil and trouble over our works for years before reaching that superhighway. Some of us get stuck on Route-66 indefinitely and then launch ourselves into self-pub, if only to see what it actually looks like on the bookshelf!

Within what is almost the last industry to become ‘wired’, Big Five Publishers are notorious for not replying to query letters for months…

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November 14, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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