It has been quite the journey. There is so much to learn with respect to writing an anthology. There are other words to describe this process – editing, coordinating, compiling. Anthology is a word not many have heard of before, but it means a collection of stories/works/poems, etc. The Chicken Soup for the Soul series is a popular example of an anthology. It is very different than writing a book about one thing, by one author. While writing and producing my upcoming anthology, Cancer Up the Wazoo, I knew I had to learn a few things, but I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find information on how to do it.
Has this been one of the best-kept secrets in the book-writing world?
Why couldn’t I find a book written on how to write an anthology? Sure, there were a few good articles on the internet, but not one book on the subject!
I event made a trip to the library to see what was offered there. Nada. Nothing.
While I was waiting for my contributing authors to submit their stories and contracts, I decided to put down my experience and everything I learned into an ebook format. I love writing and helping people, so I thought this was a great way to put my two loves together. This book will be an invaluable reference tool and resource for those who want to publish a collection.
Watch for my upcoming ebook, How to Edit an Anthology: Write or Compile a Collection that Sells. If you want to be put on the mailing list, let me know!
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Angela G. Gentile MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker and author of the book, “Caring for a Husband with Dementia: The Ultimate Survival Guide”, “A Book About Burnout: One Social Worker’s Tale of Survival” and the “Dementia Caregiver Solutions” app for iPhone and iPad. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband and has two adult children. She is creator and administrator of many Facebook communities including “Aging Well for Women” and “Living Well With and After Cancer” For more information, visit: www.AngelaGGentile.com