What makes a writer? That's a question I deal with quite a bit. Am I a writer? I think the answer is actually easy. I write, therefore I'm a writer. I make a substantial portion of my living as a writer, and the portion is even higher if you count the writing I do for video projects at the day job. I published my first novel by myself, as an independent publisher. My second novel was put out under the "Silence in the Library" imprint. I followed the model that I took with the comics route and the independent film route. I helped write Pirate Club with Derek Hunter, Derek published the book himself and it was picked up by Slave Labor Graphics. I produced two films, This Divided State and Killer at Large, we made them, and then they were picked up by distributors. It's a business model that makes sense to me. It's the model for everything but books, but why? Does that business model make me (or anyone who chooses it) less of a writer? I write for man
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