Bias in the writing and publishing world

For millennia, bias, bigotry, racism, and prejudice have been notable bed-fellows in most professions, not least the publishing world. Most of us know women were not permitted to be authors and had to write under a male pen name if they wished to be published or taken seriously. This wasn’t so long ago. Even moreContinue reading “Bias in the writing and publishing world”

Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Sonali Pattnaik

I’m very proud to highlight our next contributor from two Indie Blu(e) anthologies – Dr. Sonali Pattnaik is a poet, artist and academic. Her poetry and writing has been published in journals and anthologies throughout the world including: Journeys by Sampad, UK, The Indian Express, Muse India, Cafedissensus, Wordgathering, Writer’s Asylum, Women’s Web, Intersections andContinue reading “Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Sonali Pattnaik”

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”

Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Jennifer Juniper Montero

We met some fantastic authors/artists/writers through Indie Blu(e)’s anthology: But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness. This was a hard anthology to work on. People suffering from invisible illness are incredibly strong but also tired of suffering. The journey to get thisContinue reading “Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Jennifer Juniper Montero”

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?”