Friday, April 4, 2014
The Business of Writing: Duplicity
Not that definition of duplicity! I'm referring to the old school (perhaps archaic) definition - doubling. Maybe duality is a better word.
What I mean by duplicity and duality in terms of the business of writing is that we as writers have to be two things and do them in equal proportions. We must be writers and business managers. We must use the creative side of our brain in the one endeavor and the logical side for the other. Although our inclination is to be creative, I'm convinced we must manage the business side to be financially successful in this business, regardless of what route we take to publication: traditional, small press, or self-publishing.