Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tip O'Day #259 - An Eclectic Reader

Guest blog Aline Tayar on reading eclectically.
I find much modern literature disappointing so keep going back to the classics. Have just finished The Darwin Economy - a book I learned about when the author appeared in a radio debate and was attacked very rudely by the libertarians in the audience. BBC and NPR on radio are especially good sources of information on books. The Observer too. I’m currently working on short stories and trying to decide if I should self-publish a novel or hold out for an agent - the process of searching for one is so dispiriting.

1 comment:

  1. I too have recently found myself going back to the classics.

    If you choose to self-publish do not go with OUTSKIRTS PRESS or XLIBRIS. These companies do not read your manuscript and will print anything as long as the person pays for it. Too many readers are told self-publishing is a bad word thanks to those publishing companies. I can not tell you to look for an agent or not, but it is dispiriting at first. Please do not give up: Try, Try Again.