Move over Write Club, there's a new competition in town. If you live in Peru, that is. They've made writing into a spectator sport, modeling it after wrestling, and now the masked writers compete in front of an audience. The winner? Well, they receive a publishing contract. Would you compete for that prize? And would you wear the mask?
This article about overcoming obstacles and turning your whine into gold is quite inspirational.
Over here we have a crazy, old school, um...author...teacher...looking for words that aren't derogatory...who won't teach books written by women. It's not that he has anything against women in general, they just don't write well enough. Apparently, women have never written anything worth teaching others about, nor have Canadians, or Chinese. I've heard he's an amazing writer but I don't think I'll give him a chance. What about you?
Please don't shoot the messenger. I am not supporting the ideas in this last article, just giving people a change to see what is out there. Now, having said that, if you wish to continue, here is one man's opinion on the self publishing bandwagon. An opinion that says self-pubbed authors can't really consider themselves published, or authors.