Anthony Santoro writes that now, more than ever, writers and artists need to become involved in writing and publishing their books.
For a keen amateur writer, it can be hard to put pen to paper and muster the energy to write a book from start to finish while stuck in a 9-to-5 work-rest-work schedule.
Writers are faced with more than just the rigours of day-to-day existence, too. For example, very few writers that embark on the journey of writing a book actually finish it. Of those that do complete their stories and have completed manuscripts, fewer still will publish them. Of those that do publish them, few will make a full-time career out of the craft.