Monthly Archives: June 2010

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: There is Only One Way

“This is how you do it.” How often do writers in this business hear that silly phrase? Some writer or editor or agent telling the young writer to do something as if that something was set in stone. Nope. The … Continue reading

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Very Important Chore

Writers, if you do not have a will, go to this post on Neil Gaiman’s web site, read the blog, and then download and fill out the sample will done by an attorney for writers. I can’t stress this enough. … Continue reading

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Tom Dupree and interesting comments

Tom Dupree, a very smart businessman and editor in New York has made a few very well reasoned and thought-through posts about this new world  of electronic publishing we are all diving into at breakneck speed. He’s done it again. … Continue reading

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Janis Ian’s Song for SF Fans

Folks, if you are a science fiction fan, read science fiction as escape when you were a kid, grew up loving the genre more than anything, you will want to listen to and read the words for this wonderful song … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agents and Contracts

These last two weeks I have been watching a friend struggle with all the agent myths AFTER getting an offer from a major New York publisher for a multi-book deal that he marketed and sold himself. And watching this, I … Continue reading

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Freelancer’s Guide on Giving Up

Kris just posted a Freelancer’s Guide on the topic of giving up on yourself and your dream. And it is spot on in my opinion about my fear of the growing myth of new writers being able to make it … Continue reading

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Great Blog Link and Update

Michael Stackpole is out on the front edge of the new sides of this business and has been for a few years, talking logic and basic common sense. And he’s not only trying to wake up writers to the coming … Continue reading

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