I received very good news recently. I applied for study leave next year to get my Masters in Creative writing. My study leave application was successful and so next year, I’ll be out of a classroom filled with little people and back into the classroom filled with big people. To say that I’m excited is an understatement. This is a significant step in my writing journey. By completing this course, I will (hopefully) become a better writer and as an extension to this, become better able to teach it.
It’s only recently that I considered myself a proper author which is a little sad – especially after 50 chapter books and 7 novels. As such, I think I need some of the trappings of a proper author. That’s when I decided I needed a business card. One that says ‘author’ somewhere on it.
So I did a little research. Here in New Zealand, two of my writer friends suggested a good place. It’s called Vista Print.
I got 250 business cards for $30 which I considered a bargain.
A couple of friends in the states recommended this place. Printing Peach. They do business cards as well as booklets and a whole lot else.
Of course, now I have to hand out my business cards. Not really sure of the etiquette of this. I don’t even know 250 people. Gotta start somewhere I suppose.
phillip w. simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is an author of YA and children's books.