Extract from the blog of Don Massenzio:
A novel way to write fiction: the lure of online self-publishing
A couple of years ago, one of my daughters, then aged 10, declared that she wanted to write a novel. I wasn’t terribly surprised: she has always been a bookworm, and has grown up surrounded by writers.
When I was her age, I was desperate to write children’s fiction — so much so that I spent countless hours curled up on my bed, obsessively crafting my tomes.
By my early teens I had penned a couple of “novels” with titles such as The Dwarfs of Kimberly Koe and The Origin of Bevelin. But the launch of my daughter’s writing career came with a startling and thought-provoking 21st-century twist.