Last night my grandfather breathed his last. I was not able to hold his gnarled hand, could not sing songs of kindness over him. I prayed. Oh, I prayed. But I grieved from many states away. I gave him the name Bopo, which then became his grandfather name–all the grands called him that. And he […]
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One of my favorite authors is Mark Buchanan. In a recent blog post, he shared about the life of Eustace Conway (a review of the book The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert.) Conway lived an amazing life, and he produced and accomplished much. But this quote stopped me: “In many ways, he’s accomplished so […]
I often get emails from people new to the traditional publishing process asking what in the world literary agents do and why are they necessary. First, there are several ways to see your words in print. You can hire a vanity publisher (many, many are scams, unfortunately) and they’ll publish once you pay–typically a lot. […]