Monthly Archives: October 2010

The New World of Publishing: An Idea to Take Shots At

Over the last couple weeks in the workshops here, a number of professional writers and I have been trying (during side discussions) to come up with reasons why an idea won’t work. Novelist Scott William Carter (who was my co-instructor … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: My Biggest Fears

I have numbers of worries and fears about this new world of publishing where writers sometimes create their own publishing company or even publish a story or novel under their own name. And not one of my fears deals with … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Rolling Stone is Gaining Speed.

The rolling stone of small and self-publishing is gaining speed as every day goes by. Starting on last Thursday evening and running for three days, novelist Scott William Carter and I led a discussion with a little over thirty well-published … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: You Can Trust Your Agent

Okay, I’m going to grab hold of the third rail of fiction publishing with this one and see how long I can hold on. Myth: You can trust your fiction agent. Major myth, actually. And one I have tried to … Continue reading

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