When through the quieter times of researching for another publisher, I expect something positive, although not knowing the shape of it.
I’ve removed the clutter of my notes and story ideas into a separate space so I am not reminded that I want to write those into larger stories. With that out of the way, the next step in my publishing journey is in finding suitable publishers for fiction and stories, probably for novellas, scripts and short stories, and poetry. In other words, thorough market research before any serious writing of new projects is done. I have been researching markets in the past at times, but this time, I am intending to look even closer, so I come to a satisfactory conclusion.
I didn’t know at first why I felt such a surge of life and energy when I realized I was at the letter M in my research. When I considered why, it’s because I was half-way through the alphabet and had half-way to go. The way is down hill from now on and not the long haul up the hill.
One of the things a writer must do is research where he is going to submit his work. If not going the independent, self-publishing route, but going it alone without an agent, the writer will ask himself, is there a suitable traditional book publisher for me? A bad fit for an author going it alone with the aim of getting into a traditional publisher is:Continue reading “Researching the market”
What I have learnt from reflecting on an article about a controversial issue, is to find the ‘cog that turns the wheel’ in the issue; to investigate the salient point. It will make for a weightier article and get to the bottom of the issue, which the readers deserve.