Here’s an interview with Douglas Murray about Roger Scruton and a new edition of Scruton’s Confessions of a Heretic…Continue reading “The value of life – Roger Scruton”
This is good. Stoicism and salesmanship, especially as it relates to creatives and reluctant sellers.
Being published in indie publishing is a lot like starting in acting, none of us are experts, everyone is trying to get noticed, and it’s not at all glamorous. Although it is an honor and privilege to be published, to get your book in the hands of the people, to find your readers, takes some elbow grease. This means…you become a salesperson.
Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
William Morris (1834 – 1896), Hopes and Fears for Art: Five Lectures Delivered in Birmingham. London and Nottingham, 1878-1881
Photo: Andrew Munro
Without energy, you are nothing. Great ideas get fuzzy and die, good intentions collapse in a withered heap.
Nicholas Bate has essential guidance…
1. To do the things you want to do, you need energy.
2. Level 1 Energy is dependent upon MEDS, meditation, exercise, diet and sleep.
3. Take time out; move/take stairs/dance/carry; eat wide (variety) and deep (local, in season, simple); sleep.4. …
Those odd things that you might spend a chunk of time writing and then you’d mail them and not expect an answer that afternoon. It might be a week or so before you’d seriously expect a reply. And when you received a letter, you might study the letterhead and the quality of the paper and, of course, the person’s signature.
- More active (walk, stand, climb) then you ever were.
- More creative (write, share, produce) than a former you.