Monthly Archives: July 2010

An Agent Horror Story And Great Advice from writer Ted Mooney

We’ve talked about this some as it happened in comments, but this first post from Claire Holworth from earlier in the week tells a few more details. And some fantastic comments following about agents in this blog from Ted Mooney. … Continue reading

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An interesting post

Okay, folks, normally Norman Spinrad and I don’t tend to see things the same. For my tastes, he complains a little too much, and I’m sure he doesn’t like me for varied reasons personal to him. But his current blog … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: The Power of the Myths

I thought for this chapter I’d talk about myths in general, why they are so strong, why they are often designed to stop writers. And give a study plan to help past some of them. So far I have done … Continue reading

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Yet another interesting post

Okay, for those of you into a very complex but clear discussion about the current state of ebooks in publishing in the New York publishing world, and the history leading up to Wylie and other developments this week on this … Continue reading

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Another interesting post

Konrath did an interesting look at the situation with super agent Wylie and his new move. I don’t agree with him in all areas, mostly in his thinking that publishers will fail, but it is interesting reading. Find it here.

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A Great Post

Michael Stackpole did a great post a short time ago about electronic publishing. Go read this because in many ways he sounds like me in his disgust for writers who want to be taken care of. Great post Michael.  Folks, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts

Since the week of workshops and deadlines has me wrapped up more than I expected, not quite done with the next Sacred Cows. Yesterday, Kris and I were getting a laugh from a great song by new artist Sara Bareilles … Continue reading

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Workshops

Just starting a workshop tonight and have already ran into a couple of the writers attending around town this morning. It’s going to be great fun. Kris (aka Kris Nelscott, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kris Rusch) and I are teaching a … Continue reading

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New Story Out in the Twilight Zone

I just received both the trade paper and hardcover book More Stories From The Twilight Zone. I have a story in it, and I was in the first Stories From the Twilight Zone as well. And back in the early … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Writers Need to be Taken Care Of

The idea that writers need to be “taken care of” has become such a common phrase among agents, it has moved to being flat insulting for most of us out here. I talked about this a little bit in another … Continue reading

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