Monthly Archives: December 2011

The New World of Publishing: Keeping The Writing Going

The Third of the “Goals and Dreams 2012 Series” Got the goals? Dreaming the dreams? All set for 2012 and a good year of writing? Standing here at the beginning of the year, every writer I know says, “Ready!” And … Continue reading

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New World of Publishing: Shifting Goals in This New World

The Second of the “Goals and Dreams 2012 Series” A Dream: An objective in the future that is out of your control. — A Goal: An objective in the future that is totally in your control. — Basic and very … Continue reading

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New World of Publishing: Failure is an Option. Quitting is Not.

The First of the “Goals and Dreams 2012 Series” I’ll bet a few of you got very uneasy by me starting off a goals and dreams series of blogs with the words: “Failure is an Option.” That’s right, you must … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Big Hurry

Every beginning writer I know (including myself back about thirty plus years) is in a hurry. Fact of publishing, sadly. But before two years ago, beginning writers knew that getting into publishing was going to be a long and hard … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Why Bad Agent Information Gets Taught

For decades, the business of publishing fiction didn’t seem to change much. In fact, for a major industry, it stayed stuck solidly in practices decade after decade, with only slow and often minor-seeming shifts. But now something changes daily in … Continue reading

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