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 stupid agents to editors sitting on panels and talking down to writers as if they know nothing of the business.
The clear and obvious showing of contempt by publishers and agents for writers is the real underlying focus of every one of my blog posts about waking up writers.
Writers must, and I repeat, must, stop allowing publishers and agents to show contempt for them. Writers must stop acting like stupid victims, learn business, and learn how to say NO! to anyone acting as if they are doing the writer a favor.
Today, going through contracts, the Passive Guy on his wonderful blog, The Passive Voice, talked about this complete contempt publishers have toward writers in contracts. As a former law student, I’ve always been upset about this and how it has gotten worse and worse over the last few decades.
His column is a MUST READ for any writers.
Folks, it’s not just me out here shouting this. Go read this, slowly, carefully, understanding what he is saying. It might be one of the most important blogs you read in a long time and save you more money and time than you can ever imagine.