That said, I concede that each one of us has his or her own purpose in writing every single piece of work they produce. Be it income, redemption, exploration and discovery, entertainment, enlightenment, or whatever the purpose your writing serves, it is something you hold dear and proud. If not, I doubt that you would be here reading this. Since writing pretty much defines us, it then follows that our writing is our own very personal brand.
Brand: a characteristic or distinctive kind.
Brand Name: an arbitrarily adopted name that is given by a manufacturer or merchant to an article or service to distinguish it as produced or sold by that manufacturer or merchant and that may be used and protected as a trademark, one having a well-known and usually highly regarded or marketable name.
Seeing that your writing is not just a hobby, but a profession and career that you value and respect (even hobbies and side careers deserves respect ) then it makes sense for you, the writer, to develop and protect your brand, your distinct writing, and your brand name, the name under which you produce your work.
Think about it, were you to begin producing a product say, cosmetics, what kind of efforts will you put into it? You would no doubt have premises, the location that would serve as your point of manufacture, a registered business, a registered trade name and so on. You would go into product research, market research and the like. You will protect the trade/brand name by making certain that your product never comes into negative light by being sub-standard, or just plain bad. Once you have your product, you would market it aggresively, keep records of all sales, and maintain proper accounts.
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And now to this week’s reading:
And what is going on with Sally? Surly Sally by Denis Kabi
And what do we have here? A submission that did not come with the author’s name. If this is your story, please send me the original copy in the body of email, with your name and details so I can record your copyright. The Reporter.
Last, but not least is a piece that is not quite a story, but still is a story about the world of poets, poetry and poetics. Poetry, ressurected, alive but dying soon by Dennis Mosiere.
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