Booklife and Booklifenow: The Search for Balance in a Writer's Life

This fall and winter I'll be touring behind my novel Finch and my new writer's manual Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century Writer, just out this week and accompanied by the roll-out of a new website for writers, Booklifenow. Highlights include stops at MIT and the Library of Congress, among over 30 events. (I'll be reporting on my adventures periodically right here on Omnivoracious.)

Booklife is a little unusual because it isn't a book on craft and it's not a book on career exactly, either. I often describe it as being about living a sustainable writer's life--creativity and career--in the age of new media. In addition to discussing the actions you can take to gain visibility for your work, Booklife takes on issues like envy, despair, rejection, and success from the perspective of working in an environment irrevocably changed by the rise of the Internet.

You'll also find information about new media tools in the book, but the focus isn't on the tools themselves. Why? Because the biggest problem facing most writers today is that they are operating on a tactical, not a strategic, level.

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