Has anyone told you that with a life like yours, a mind like yours, or a story like that you should write a book? They’re probably wrong.
You can tell a story to anyone who’s willing to listen. But writing a book that people will pay money for or take a trip to the library to read, requires an awareness few storytellers have. It is not performance, not a one-person show. It’s a relationship with the reader, who’s often got one foot out the door.
Speaking from a traditional publishing angle, literary agent Kate McKean explains what it takes it get published and how it’s different from telling a good series of stories. (Via Prufrock News)