A Declaration for Independents.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Upon the conclusion of a season dedicated to examining the true nature of Writing as Art and The 7 Reasonable Rules that govern it, we close this celebration of Artistic Independence with the publication of a MinutaCarta for Independent Author-Publishers:

minuta carta

WHEREAS the publishing industry has falsely classified Writing as a craft, over which it has asserted its control of Writing subjects, styles and sales, when, in fact, Writing is a true Art, beholden only to the subjective assessment of its Patron, the Reader; Authors, as Independent Artists, hereby embrace the Freedom and purpose of Written Art to Communicate, and declare that the intangible Art of Writing is Independent from the rules of tangible crafts.

WE HOLD that the Art of Writing – whether Fiction or Non-fiction, Prose or Poetry – has the right to be governed only by The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Excellent Spelling: because the…

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