Today I had planned on writing a post about crowdfunding and potential subscription options, but after watching the Brexit vote, I think I’m going to discuss community building instead.
Here’s the thing: I like to think that creative people are instinctively builders. We’re curious and expressive, even those of us introverts who are energized by alone time.
Our shared experiences enrich us, spark new flights of imagination, experimentation, and long, drawn-out ‘what-ifs’. I believe that our differences enrich us, so long as we come together respectfully and with open minds and hearts.
The world seems to be doing less of that lately.
I don’t claim to have the answers, or any particular answer at all. Instead, what I can offer here is a place where your voice can be heard. A place where your imaginings are validated and celebrated, regardless of what’s going on in the wider world.
Right now, Sanguine Press is very small, and our influence is negligible. I hope that won’t always be the case, but I can’t build a community by myself. A lot of that will be on you — whether you’re an author or a reader, friend, family or supporter. As we all grow together, we can encircle each other with the kind of support and trust that builds life-long friendships between people who otherwise might not have met.
I look forward to making the journey together.