The most successful writers are those willing to really listen to the feedback they get on their manuscripts, and then use feedback to revise. And then do that again, and again, and again, until their book is really ready for readers on a large scale. On Book Country, writing and posting new drafts to share with the community is how you can gain traction for your book, widen its audience, and ultimately, have a better chance of turning your book into a publishing success. Continue reading
This week, we’re wading into dystopian and postapocalyptic fiction, which happens to be one of my all-favorite genres! We spoke with Book Country member Vince Salamone, who’s well-versed in the genre, to lean more about him and his craft, and explore the appeal postapocalyptic tales hold for writers like him. ~NG
Thanks for being our guest! Let’s start by talking about you. You do digital art for a living and you identify your visual approach to art as “aphotic.” What does aphotic mean? And how does your work as an artist impact your writing?
Thank you so much for having me! “Aphotic” is another way of saying something is dark or shadowy. Most of my work fits into that category of “dark-art.” My art focuses on exploring the network of emotions and feelings that make us up as human beings, and I strive for the same with my writing. When it comes to my writing, I always start thinking visually, and that’s how many of my stories begin life as a visual thought that I then transcribe into characters, story, world, etc. Sometimes pieces become the inspiration for an entire story, or vice-versa. Continue reading