Vandana Kumar is a gifted polyglot poet, academic and passionate writer and educator. Indie Blu(e)’s Candice Daquin and Kumar wrote to each other in French when they met through The Kali Project, mutually appreciating the love of language. Kumar is a self-effacing, gifted writer whose work is intense and informed by her travails and extensiveContinue reading “Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Vandana Kumar”
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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?”
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”
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?”