You may have heard this before. It’s a quote from Voltaire, and something my creative writing professor was fond of saying this semester. It is also probably the most motivating thing I’ve ever been told. 299 more words
Yes to all of this! Indie Publishing is not about "We can do what we want!". We still have to follow the rules, we have to learn and know what we're doing. And I really can't take a writer seriously who doesn't read fiction and doesn't have at least one or two writing advice books on his shelf/e-reader. Writing is a craft and it doesn't just fall from the heavens. Publishing is also a craft and we have to know how it works.