Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reset! The Ups and Downs of Writing Challenges

During the month of December I’m going to be talking about how writers can motivate and keep writing during a long, long year. How to set goals, how to keep expectations and such in a healthy place. So stay tuned. … Continue reading

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Balanced Post On Writing Speed by Zoe Winters

Zoe Winters just today did a very balanced and clear post about writing and speed of writing. Well worth the read for writers and anyone interested in the writing process. http://zoewinters.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/the-10000-word-day/ And note for those of you still confused how … Continue reading

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Great post on Joe Konrath’s Blog by Stephen Leather

Worth the read for the discussion and Joe’s comments. Both have great points, but I lean more toward Joe’s position. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6ZwlNH/jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/11/guest-post-by-stephen-leather.html

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An Indie Writer’s Great Story

I figured I would, for the moment, give a very positive example here of how this new world of publishing can work out. My best friend, Jim Kiser, is married to a wonderful person named Judy Joyce. This last August … Continue reading

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RIP Anne McCaffrey

Over the past thirty years I had some wonderful times hanging around with Anne at conventions. Didn’t really know her that well besides all the fun parties and a few dinners I got to share with her over the decades. … Continue reading

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Compendium of Conflict of Interest Posts

Passive Guy, an attorney, on his fantastic blog ThePassiveVoice did me a favor and put in one place all the links to the different posts about the conflict of interest with agents being publishers. Both pro and con. If you … Continue reading

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Lee Goldberg on “Sucker Country”

Great post by Lee on Book Country scam.  http://leegoldberg.typepad.com/a_writers_life/2011/11/sucker-country.html

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But Why Would You… Ever Need an Agent in this New World?

Sixth installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes long questions and puzzlements about publishing. For the longest time, about twenty-two years, actually, I had a series of wonderful agents. In the old world … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: There Are Suckers Born Every Minute and They Are Writers

Yup, I said that. THERE ARE SUCKERS BORN EVERY MINUTE AND THEY ARE WRITERS. And I am coming to believe it more and more as this transition in publishing goes onward. As those of you who have followed these blog … Continue reading

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How Traditional Publishers Will Get Rich

I’ve been saying for some time now that very few, if any traditional publishers will go down in this transition. I have been saying that the traditional publishers will get rich because the writers and their idiot agents caved in … Continue reading

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