Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mind Meld and Aliens

I got invited to play in the Mind Meld question this time around. I was asked what I thought was my all time favorite alien in science fiction. Think about that. It’s a darned tough question. See how a bunch … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Follow the Rules to Get Published.

Yup, the myth is that following rules will really help you get published or stay published. Actually, following rules might actually stop you in this current world. Also let me start this by flat out by saying that editors and … Continue reading

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Bad Agent Sydney

Bestselling writer J. Steven York does a wonderful series of posts pretending his cat Sydney is an agent. Today on his own blog he talks about how he gets the ideas for what Sydney says. If you aren’t following Bad … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. Your Agent Sells Your Book Overseas

I hear over and over and over again how a writer must have an agent to sell books overseas. I even used it as one of the reasons in an earlier post about why a writer might want to have … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

I’ve been trying to get writers to act in a business-like fashion with agents and other aspects of publishing. And to do so takes overcoming fear at times. It means taking risks. My wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is doing a … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agents Take Care Of Your Money

Would you e-mail a perfect stranger and offer to give them control over your money? Sound like an internet scam? Sure it does, yet this is what fiction writers do all the time. I have touched on this in a … Continue reading

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CLIFFHANGER WORKSHOP

One more post on workshops before the next chapter in Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. We have added a new workshop in the place of the agent workshop. Cliffhangers are a critical craft part of novels and in lesser … Continue reading

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Short Story Workshop

The second workshop this last week was a short story focused workshop lead by me and Tekno Books editor Denise Little. Thirty professional writers attended and it was great fun. And a lot of work. And I learned a bunch … Continue reading

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