This is a lovely post by Katherine Roberts at The History Girls - a review of women's writing from cave dwellers to kindle! I couldn't resist sharing.
“May you live in interesting times” is a curse in some circles but, like it or not, authors today are living in very interesting times. There has been some wild speculation about the death of publishing as we know it, the death of printed books, the death of literature, the death of agents, and the death of professional authors (of which mine has been greatly exaggerated). But the only thing that’s really changed is the way a story gets out of the author’s head and into the reader’s head... the writing, publishing and distribution process, in other words. Because stories are the same now as they were thousands of years ago, when cavemen told tales around their campfires at night. . . . Read More