Monthly Archives: December 2011

The New World of Publishing: Keeping The Writing Going

The Third of the “Goals and Dreams 2012 Series” Got the goals? Dreaming the dreams? All set for 2012 and a good year of writing? Standing here at the beginning of the year, every writer I know says, “Ready!” And … Continue reading

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New World of Publishing: Shifting Goals in This New World

The Second of the “Goals and Dreams 2012 Series” A Dream: An objective in the future that is out of your control. — A Goal: An objective in the future that is totally in your control. — Basic and very … Continue reading

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Bob Mayer’s 10 Predictions

Worth the read, folks. http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/ten-daring-predictions-for-2012-from-the-indie-author-trenches/

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New World of Publishing: Failure is an Option. Quitting is Not.

The First of the “Goals and Dreams 2012 Series” I’ll bet a few of you got very uneasy by me starting off a goals and dreams series of blogs with the words: “Failure is an Option.” That’s right, you must … Continue reading

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Robin Hobb Shouts a Warning

Folks, Robin Hobb has shouted out a warning about a major scam publisher that many others have been also been shouting out lately in numbers of blogs. Robin explains it well and read the comments following her blog as well. … Continue reading

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Short Update

As promised, the end-of-the-year series of goals and dreams blogs will be along fairly regularly over the next week and up to New Year’s Eve. Still having a problem in one eye (mostly still blind), so spending as little time … Continue reading

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Aunt Edna and Publishing by John Barnes

Well, John Barnes did a wonderful blog post assigning characters to the different jobs in publishing. Caution, do not drink fluids while reading this, since it is very funny and spot on the money in more ways than I want … Continue reading

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Kris’s New Blog on Publishing. A Must Read!!

Folks, if you have not read Kris’s new blog on how and why traditional publishers treat writers the way they do, please do yourself a favor and read it very soon. She made it clear and simple and said it … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Big Hurry

Every beginning writer I know (including myself back about thirty plus years) is in a hurry. Fact of publishing, sadly. But before two years ago, beginning writers knew that getting into publishing was going to be a long and hard … Continue reading

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Hachette Memo Taken Apart by Barry and Joe

Folks, a few days back one of the major officers in Hatchette let leak an internal memo about how they will stay in the publishing game and remain important. I can tell you, I read the memo and just shook … Continue reading

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