Monthly Archives: September 2009

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Workshops

I believe writers’ workshops, when used correctly, are a good tool for a writer to use. When used for the wrong reason, they are destructive beyond all measure. And there are so many myths built up around writers’ workshops that … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. Agents

The myth is simply: YOU MUST HAVE AN AGENT TO SELL A BOOK To be clear, I like agents and have no desire to bring them harm. But the myths these days about agents are so thick and have become … Continue reading

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Redrafting a manuscript

Privately and some in the public posts after my last Killing Sacred Cows of Publishing chapter, I got comments about redrafting a manuscript, so thought it might be worth a story here. When I was starting out, I mailed anything … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Rewriting

You MUST rewrite to make something good. That’s one of the great myths of publishing and is this chapter’s topic. So hang on, this could get interesting. First off, I want to repeat clearly what I said in the previous … Continue reading

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