To guild or not to guild

Still stinging from my last rejection, I’ve started reconsidering my publication strategy. Assuming I have the ability, an assumption which may change depending on the day, I’m thinking about joining a writer’s guild. There is a cost to join. That itself violates one of my personal mores. I promised myself that I wouldn’t throw money away just for the notoriety of seeing my writing in print. Still, I wonder if it would help to become known in the publishing community. It seems that it doesn’t matter if you’re talented. What matters are how many people know you’re talented.

Publication isn’t an exact science. It’s more like an art. I think that’s what makes writing such hard work.


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One Response to To guild or not to guild

  1. Writer’s guilds are expensive, but it might be a worthwhile investment. That’s how I prefer to think about paid memberships like guild’s and centres – it’s an investment for my writing career. If you’re lucky you’ll get discounts from bookstores and a monthly magazine.

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