New Free Poker Boy story up below this post.
On her web site, in her weekly series of business articles, Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about planning for death, not your own death, but of those you trust and work with.
And in this article she talks about yet another drawback to the normal writer-think of letting an agent “take care of everything.” Give it a look. It’s at www.kristinekathrynrusch.com.
I will be back with more articles on the New World of Publishing and Killing Sacred Cows of Publishing after this week. I just finished with a fantastic novel workshop where I had the pleasure of reading and helping get into the mail eleven great novels. Some, if not all, you will get to read as well as publishers pick them up.
And starting tomorrow thirty professional writers (that’s right, thirty) are getting together in a large meeting room to work on the new world of publishing and all the new technology. Scott William Carter and I will be helping these writers learn the ropes of getting stories and novels up electronically and in POD form in their own publishing companies. It is going to be SO MUCH FUN because there has to be a hundred novel sales among these writers (not counting me) and who knows how many professional short fiction sales. The writers are here from all over the country for these three days and having that much energy, that much talent crammed into one room focused on the same stuff could be something really, really special. In fact, I have a hunch this workshop will be one of those that will go down as a “should have been there” workshop. Not because of what Scott and I are doing, but because of the gathering of this level of publishing talent in one room.
Am I excited? Yup.
So I will be back this weekend, after the workshop is over. Until then a new free story of the week is up right below this. Enjoy.