Over the last few weeks I have repeatedly been asked, “What shall I write?” I received the question from both not-yet-published and already published fiction writers, as well as non-fiction writers.
What can you do when your dream of writing a book is finally realized, only to discover that the publishing world has changed and is not interested in your book? This situation has been happening a lot to authors recently and is most disconcerting. There are, however, alternatives to books in getting out your message, if that is your purpose for writing your book.
The development of writing contests and the application of new communications technology to publishing both present opportunities to newer writers with a message burning in their heart.
What does an ophthalmologist with a family do in his spare time? For Dr. Peter Bekendam, an ophthalmologist in a VA hospital, it’s writing fiction and studying how to market it on Kindle.