So, You Always Wanted To Be A Writer. You Might Want To Reconsider.
Robert Markland always wanted to be a writer, but he?d only published two short stories over the years. When he learns about a writers? commune in Southern Indiana informally known as the ?monastery of writers? he believes it will provide his best, last chance at literary success.
Markland, in his 40s, leaves his wife and two children in Omaha, Neb., and moves to the commune where he discovers a disparate group of writers - some talented, some vain and pretentious - but he tries his best to improve his craft.
?...a story of dreamers, doers and an America content to settle for commercialization....? - Ted Evanoff, Business editor, Memphis Commercial Appeal.
?... brings us deep into the world of literary effort ... a look behind the curtain.? - Michael J. Brien, MFA, Southern New Hampshire University, College of Online and Continuing Education; Former Editor, Amoskeag: The Journal of Southern New Hampshire University.
?A self-absorbed amateur writer embarks on a quest to find out if he has genuine talent or not ... a story that is about writers and for writers ... insights about the art as well as tributes to successful writers.? - Ruth Holladay, former Features Editor, The Indianapolis Star.