“If you can’t stand your own company alone in a room for long hours, or, when it gets tough, the feeling of being in a locked cell, or, when it gets tougher still, the vague feeling of being buried alive–then don’t be a writer. When you’re a young writer, still struggling to get into print, the sense of confinement can be particularly acute. You have simply yet to appear. You exist–it’s only your choice–in a sort of box, under a lid. You can sometimes wonder if the lid hasn’t become sealed or turned to stone.” – Graham Swift, from Making an Elephant: Writing from Within
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Guest Posting on 1st Books
I don't review books on 1st Books, but I do host traditionally-published author guest posts to coincide with new book releases, as space allows. If you're interested, contact me through this page, and please include the title, publisher, and publication date.
I recognize the market is changing and many fine books are self-published these days, but due to volume considerations, at the moment I'm only hosting authors who publish with traditional publishers.