My name is Linda Fausnet, and I named my publishing company Wannabe Pride because I consider myself a lifelong Wannabe. The term "wannabe" is usually used negatively to describe someone who wants to be a success, but isn't. That's not the way I see it. As a Wannabe, I'm not just a dreamer. I'm a doer. I am a professional writer, but I'm still learning and always will be. Great writing requires constant reading, learning, and rewriting. In the world of self-publishers, there are no gatekeepers anymore.

As self-publishers, we have to be our own gatekeepers.

Self-published authors will always be judged more harshly than traditionally published ones, so we have to work extra hard to prove ourselves worthy. Literary agents and publishers reject up to 99% of the work submitted to them. This does not mean that 99% of that work is bad or unworthy of publication.

Still, a large percentage of self-published work is badly written. I do not want to be in that percentage. Pursuing excellence in the craft of writing is a lifelong endeavor, and that's why I continually strive to be the best that I can be.

If you're as serious about writing as I am, then this website is for you.

The purpose of this site is to educate, encourage, and promote writers who are truly dedicated to the craft of writing.

Wannabe Pride – because excellence takes time.