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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Updates and a family trip

If anyone has had any problems with the site this last week or so, it’s because it was being moved. It has now settled into its new home and most of the bugs should be gone. We should be happy … 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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Streak Updates and other stuff

Time for streak updates. I’ve gotten a number reported in already and will get the updates posted on the page in the next day or so. Easier to just do a bunch of them at once on these static pages. … Continue reading

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