The Hard Truth About Publishing—What Writers & Readers NEED to Know

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
As we careen toward the New Year, many emerging writers have a goal to finally publish that novel and I hope you do! But the arts are kind of strange. We often get fixated on the creative side, without really understanding the business side of our business. The publishing world is still in massive upheaval and it is a Digital Wild West. Old rules are falling away and new ones are emerging, but still? Knowledge is power. In my book Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World, I go into a… Continue reading The Hard Truth About Publishing—What Writers & Readers NEED to Know

D for Dyslexia: #atozchallenge

And also for Dunce First identified in the late 19th century, it took a long time for policy makers to accept the existence of the condition we now recognise as Dyslexia. I recall 30 years ago, when I was a member of a local education authority in England, that the education establishment still regarded it as an excuse for laziness or lack of intelligence. Members were lobbied by parent groups who believed their children exhibited the symptoms of the condition and wanted our service to recognise it, and to make available appropriate supports in our schools and colleges. I joined … Continue reading D for Dyslexia: #atozchallenge