This page was first published around the 10th of March, 2015 and last updated on the 30th of October, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.
Writers, by profession, are people who make a living with the pen; just as a mercenary may make a living by the sword. The major difference is that if you live by the pen you shall not necessarily die by the pen; and the pen is mightier than the sword.
Here I will strive to discuss matters of importance to writers, and provide ideas and insights on how to survive, thrive, have fun and even create wealth in the literary world.
The writer’s task is not always an easy one. In fact, most writers face stiff competition. A children’s writer, for example, trying to publish his or her first children’s book may have to go through tons of rejection letters and may even be targeted by hoards of scam artists.
I will seek to address all of these issues here in order to make the writer’s life much easier.