Authors often ask us about how to succeed at being a writer after printing their books with us. We always find that there’s no easy answer; there are many steps on the road to authorial success. We always try to provide our authors with as many resources as possible to help them on their journeys, but it can be difficult to visualize the path you’ll take as an author after self-publishing. Today we came upon an interesting post that allows you to do just that. In the “How to be a Writer” board game, The L.A. Times took data from published and popular authors regarding their lifestyle as writers, and made an interactive board game out of it. Take a roll of the dice, and see where your writing career takes you. There are many hurdles along the way, such as, “Story rejected by lit mag,” or “Lost manuscript in computer crash,” but eventually you’ll make it to the end of the board and become a laureate!
To help you along your way, we’ll be hosting our Fall Writer’s Workshop on Saturday, November 8th. As with previous writer events, this workshop will feature guest speakers, helpful resources for writers, and a chance to sit down with experienced Mizzou Publishing staff for one on one consultations regarding your publishing project. Check back here for more information regarding further details regarding the workshop, and mark your calendars for November 8th; we hope to see you there!