Columnisation!

8 years ago | Ryan A. Span (Member)

I'm happy to announce that I'll be starting a brand new column for readers and writers at Xenagia.com. It's going to be a regular op-ed about genre fiction, with articles about writing, publishing, the industry and fiction in general.

Now, apart from reading it, I'd like your input as well! If you have any ideas for column topics or if you know anything you'd like me to write about, please post them here or e-mail them to me at cs -at- streetofeyes -dot- com. If I pick up the idea then your name will be mentioned in the article.

Cheers!

Regards,
Ryan

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  1. MeiLin Miranda (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Let us know when it goes live, Ryan.

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  2. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I have a few questions that maybe you could address...

    Vanity/self publishing. When is it a viable option and how should one go about it?

    The differences between writing for the internet and writing for print.

    Hope these topics are helpful!

    Frances

  3. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Frances: I was already leaning towards vanity publishing as something I'd like to rant about, so I think your comment has just cinched it!

    That's my project for tonight sorted . . .

    Regards,
    Ryan

  4. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Awesome! High-fives!

  5. MeiLin Miranda (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Oh dear. Well, I look forward to reading it, Ryan. I would wish that people wouldn't call it "vanity" publishing. I prefer to be called an indie writer, not a "vanity" writer. I don't think I'm any more vain than anyone else in this writing game. Check out the website Publetariat:

    http://www.publetariat.com/

    That should give you some fuel for a rant, Ryan. :)

    "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom"
    http://www.meilinmiranda.com/
  6. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    MeiLin: I'm well aware of it. One of the editors there, Alan Baxter, is a mate of mine and David Wood's. ;)

    Regards,
    Ryan

  7. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Hmm...perhaps you can have a special column for the newbies so that they can get their best help to start their writing.

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  8. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    The term "vanity" was a faux pas that I apologize for... it was the term I was more familiar with at the time.

  9. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    It's not a faux-pas at all to use the term 'vanity press'. There's a very specific meaning for the term to which it applies perfectly. This also is covered in the upcoming column. The whole thing will be more focused on what vanity/self-publishing places can actually do for you than a how-to, though.

    Regards,
    Ryan

    PS. First one's all but finished, I just need to get some more feedback before it's put up.

  10. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I look forward to reading it. :)

  11. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Right, time for an update! I've been told that the column will go live this friday, and I'll be writing new articles on a bi-weekly basis. I'll be updating this thread every time a new one is posted. Hope to see you all here and on the Xenagia forums to discuss!

    Regards,
    Ryan

  12. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    The column is live! Check out http://www.xenagia.net/columns/list-column.phtml?colname=thirdpersonperspective for the introduction and first article, Vanity Vs. Self.

    Regards,
    Ryan

  13. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Great article, Ryan! I thought it was a great primer for what kind of publishing services are available, and I understand the lay of the land a lot better now.

  14. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Frances! It was interesting to research and write (and a bit nerve-wracking since it's my first proper foray into non-fiction) but I really enjoyed it.

    I'll be back with another one in two weeks!

    Regards,
    Ryan

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