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The Literary Merits of Tom Clancy, Sara Nović’s Girl At War, and My First (Little) Break As A Writer

3/12/17 “The Literary Merits of Tom Clancy, Sara Nović’s Girl At War, and My First (Little) Break As A Writer”

Today in literary history, Tom Clancy was born in 1947 in my home city of Baltimore, MD. It might be a little too easy to write Clancy off as a pulp novelist and ignore his serious contributions to the American canon. But what we have to remember is that even Shakespeare was writing for a popular audience in his own time, which is what made his work so lasting.

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Michael Doane shares his self-publishing journey.

If you’re a writer, you’ve probably thrown around the pros and cons of self-publishing more than once or twice. Maybe you’ve even bought into the myths that traditional publishing naturally gets you more recognition, or that you’ll make more money with a real publisher. But all this is changing. It’s easier now than ever to find your specific audience and build a direct relationship with them.

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