AI is a promising tool for writers. But before you ask a chatbot to assist in writing your book, there are dicey issues you’d be wise to consider first.
Independent publishing has been around for as long as publishing itself, but what is new about it is how it is flourishing. Today the question of what to do with your manuscript is “context dependent,” meaning that the right path will vary depending on the book, the audience, and the year.
Readers are picking up new habits, fast. And those among us who are digital immigrants (who came of age pre-Internet, as opposed to digital natives, who grew up with this) are surprising even ourselves.
I asked myself: What is it about going away that makes my writing so productive? The answer was this: No one knows where I am. When I went away to write, I was unplugged.
When I really fall in love with a book, I want it to have its own body.
I was the last person in Los Angeles to get a microwave. I only use my cell phone for outgoing calls. I forget how to access the Netflix and Hulu features on my Roku system. I don't know how to use my husband's food processor or my son's GPS. I waited until 2010 to buy...