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the fame game

Today, I received an email from my friend, Sherna, about the new edition of her online magazine, The Indiestry. And who was featured on it? Yours truly. On the site, I discuss how to make a hardcover book. Also, there is a posting of my short story, “Elvis,” which first appeared as a web-exclusive story for The Baltimore Urbanite, August 2009, Emerging Writers Issue. I must admit, it is exciting to see your work featured on a website or publication. To get published is such a high. It is a thrill that I don’t think I will ever tire of. Now, I see why some celebrities lose their minds. Fame must be a drug. The best drug out there.  Can you imagine entering a bookstore and seeing your book on display? Your book selected for The Barnes and Noble’s Discover Award? To get advances in the hundred of thousands? This is what every writer dreams of, even if he doesn’t want to admit it. Why else do we try so hard? Be willing to write for publications for free? Because at the end, we are hoping for a great payoff. Who knows? Maybe it can be you.    

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