Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Anu Mahadev

The purpose of doing this series of profiles on authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies is to highlight just how talented, hard-working and brilliant our contributors are. It’s not bragging if it’s real and they deserve the limelight because of their devotion to the themes of our anthologies, all of which are social causes and theirContinue reading “Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Anu Mahadev”

Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Kashiana Singh

Kashiana Singh(http://www.kashianasingh.com/) calls herself a work practitioner and embodies the essence of her TEDx talk – Work as Worship into her everyday. Her chapbook Crushed Anthills from Yavanika Press in 2020 is a journey that unravels memory through 10 cities. She proudly serves as a Managing Editor for Poets Reading the News and her voiceContinue reading “Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Kashiana Singh”

What’s the difference between vanity presses, small presses and other kinds of publishing?

When you’ve written a good book, be it prose or poetry, the next step is to find a publisher. If you are a relative unknown, you may be doing this without an Agent. If so, it can be hard to know what kind of publisher to choose. Vanity Press Typically a ‘vanity’ press refers toContinue reading “What’s the difference between vanity presses, small presses and other kinds of publishing?”

Imposter Syndrome

Everyone is SO much better at writing than I am! Familiar internal monologue complaint? Felt the compassion-pressure of measuring up to others whom you believe are ‘natural’ writers? Who do I think I am??? A fraud! These feelings are known as¬†impostor syndrome, or what psychologists often call ‘impostor phenomenon’. An estimated 70% of people experienceContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome”

Do you really have to work at being an author?

Back in the good-ole-days, which really weren’t; authors had to work hard! Imagine typing out a manuscript by hand, only to have to type out several versions with each edit? Physically having copies made, then mailing around the world, for an answer that may never come. With the advent of technology you’d think it becameContinue reading “Do you really have to work at being an author?”