Jun 022008
 

When you first go to writing school, that is, creative writing courses or workshops, they don’t tell you about the marketing side of the business. They don’t tell you that writing is only the beginning, that after the fun stuff comes the business stuff, that if you want to sell your books or stories or articles, you gotta flog flog flog that critter. So I was contemplating this sad sad truth the other day when out popped a poem:

Authorship Down

To be an author today
is to  join
the Chapters community
Facebook
MySpace
another community
and don’t forget
Twitter.

To be an author today
is to have
a website
a blog
a presence on the web
that is never ending
work.

To be an author today
is to
market
market
market
your work
yourself
your web.

To be an author yesterday
was to
write.

©2008 Shireen Anne Jeejeebhoy

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  • Excellent Poem! How true!

  • Mum

    Excellent,

  • Mum

    Excellent,