Lazy day… sharing 2 quotes about indie writing/publishing and books:
1. “I think of book development like cooking spaghetti. There are many ways to cook it, but the basic ingredients should be present: the pasta, and the sauce, and the cheese topping! If you’re a fabulous cook, and you plan on selling spaghetti to earn extra income, it should be obvious to you that there are a lot of other places where it is sold, and you would have to convince people that your spaghetti is better than the others. You’d do this by making sure that the noodles are perfectly al dente, the sauce is tasty, and to give it an edge, you’d make it cheesier, put it in a nice container, and maybe add a sprig of parsley on top to add to the appeal. You wouldn’t serve it on the floor and tell people to go on and taste it because it’s truly delicious, and that you have slaved for many hours perfecting the taste.
Packaging and appearances are important, as much as the taste. In publishing, you could be the next great writer, but if you don’t present your words in the most appealing way possible, especially in this highly competitive industry, I doubt anyone would bother to read it except your friends and family, if at all.”
DAMN! Now I have to learn how to cook a proper spaghetti! 😅😅
2. “Let the readers do some of the work themselves…”
I love that! Dostoevsky is my bro, yo! Some facts about him:
- Finished a novel (191 pages, ready to publish) in 3 weeks – “The Gambler”.
- He was a mix of Dorian Gray and 50 shades of Grey, in real life… – (dominance/bondage/sadism/masochism). His nick name – ‘Marquis de Sade’.
- He was very jealous man (married to a very young girl).
- He suffered from epilepsy.
- Nabokov hated Dostoevsky and his writing.
And now – check reviews about Ray’s books 📚😉
A functioning book addict blog – Book Review about “Dulcinea”
HJ book blog – Book review for “Absurd”
Next post – “The Pearl Territory”, ch 22 – #dialogue (short version, 1000 words)