Monthly Archives: September 2011

Contempt For Authors

Contempt directed at writers by publishers and agents is the one fact I have seen over and over. And getting more and more angry at the contempt every time I see it in all its many forms, from tweets by … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #32: Just Shoot Me Now!

This one started from the artwork for the cover, of course. I was browsing through Dreamstime the other night and ran across this piece of art and knew instantly it had to be a Poker Boy story. And I had … Continue reading

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But Why Would You… Not Ask Your Agent How They Handle Your Money?

Third installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. Since the previous column in this series, I’ve gotten a few private comments and a couple of Twitter … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #31: Miss Smallwood’s Goodies

I mentioned last story that I had a cool title that after I wrote the story just didn’t fit. So I changed the title of that one to “The War of Poker” that fit that story perfectly. This is the … Continue reading

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But Why Would You…Not Think Your Agent Will Take Your Money?

Second installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. Since I started yesterday with asking why anyone would let their agent be their publisher, I figured I … Continue reading

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But Why Would You…Ever Hire Your Agent as Your Publisher?

Starting this new series as I promised. This will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. For any of you who missed my last post about agents, just remember I told you to wait … Continue reading

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The Short Story Challenge: An Update

Time I surfaced and wrote about the challenge for a moment. For those new here, my challenge for this year was to write 100 short stories this year (along with my other writing) and put each story up here and … Continue reading

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Dorothy Parker Estate

The Passive Guy, on his great blog, www.ThePassiveVoice.com, talked today about a writer’s estate. Dorothy Parker. As I am slowly, and I do mean slowly, working through my friend’s estate, clearing up item after item on what was a very … Continue reading

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Lawrence Block on Short Fiction

Lawrence Block did a funny and informative blog about short fiction in this new world, and the writing of some of his short stories over the years.  Worth the read for those who are writing and indie publishing short fiction. … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: The Agent Section

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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