/wp-content/uploads/JMLogo.png 0 0 Jeni Mawter /wp-content/uploads/JMLogo.png Jeni Mawter2010-03-08 11:47:052014-11-06 22:07:54Verisimilitude
Recently, I joked with a publisher that I no longer fit the criteria to be publishable, failing in the following areas:
1) I could no longer be marketed as ‘First Book’ by …
2) I could not be marketed as a ‘Teenage Author’
3) I was not an Australian Prime Minister
4) I am not a celebrity
5) I am no longer an ‘Emerging Author’
After this, I encountered another reason – Verisimilitude. This refers to the prevailing attitude that a book based on a true story is inherently preferable to a book based on mere fiction.
Reply to your publisher
1/ From the author of over 20 publications
2/ Age is a discriminatry concept, who wants yet another teen prodigy, experience is exceptional.
3/From the women never to become Australian Prime Minister
4/ Have you not heard of the Gosford City Library Celebrity guest Author A list????
5/ From the most mature surging, turging, .. any other rhyming urging you can find in the dictionary.
“SO” write a true story about an author tortured and teased by a discriminating publisher as she wrestles with creative genius and the need to eat.