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andy-ross's picture
Sep.16.2009
In my line of work, I get a lot of rejection letters. I tell my authors that it is a little bit like my social life in high school. Rejection is painful to everyone.  Reading these letters  always feels like a stake in my heart. I can't imagine how much it hurts the writers who have labored for two...
raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.10.2009
"Oh my goodness, big brother! You've written your first novel in the first person. It may never sell like that." Funny isn't it? Rules. We always seem to have to have those rules. If it's 12:00 noon, we must eat because it's lunch time. Forget that we aren't hungry, it's the...
dorraine-k-darden's picture
Sep.10.2009
Our little group at the Hawaii Writer’s Retreat.  Author and instrutor, Anne LeClaire, center, seated. Gosh, I've missed everyone here! I couldn't get in for awhile, but Huntington opened the door for me after swearing I'd behave. Ah, shucks.  Guess I have to now. Thanks for fixing the problem,...
tanya-egan-gibson's picture
Aug.02.2009
More than anything, you want to be published.  You know how important it is to understand the "business" side of things, so you do everything you should.  And more. You read agents' blogs. You subscribe to Publishers Marketplace.  You post on three boards for writers.  You have an Excel...
ben-campbell's picture
Jun.19.2009
Below is a note requesting pages to my manuscript DUBROVNIK. I'm not an advocate for singing with commercial literary agents or conventional publishers. Therefore, I can't submit my manuscript: I am intrigued by  your work and would be happy to take a look at the initial 50 double-spaced pages....
cliff-burns's picture
May.19.2009
A new essay on my blog that celebrates the recent departure of so many editors and publishing industry lackeys, cast out by their corporate masters. My contention is that this is a good thing for authors and bodes well for the future of books. Pop over to my site for a look...    
tania-hershman's picture
May.05.2009
Coming to the end of my very short trip to the UK, here is a quick round up and what I hope is interesting information from my experience of meeting two literary agents. First, two of my flash stories were shortlisted for the FISH One Page short story competition, but alas once more it was not to...
caroline-rance's picture
May.01.2009
Writing a book is one thing. That only takes a few years of dreaming, scribbling, typing, banging your head on the desk and waking up in the middle of the night with the most original idea ever, only to discover in the morning that your bedside notebook is scrawled with stuff like “elephant –...
rosy-cole's picture
Apr.23.2009
...is that an oxymoron, I wonder? “Cry God for Harry, St George and England...!” And probably Wales on a good day.   Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire, forget it. Listen, the Bard of Avon, that towering genius of English literature, is ours. He was born on St George's Day. He died on St...
pauline-rowson's picture
Apr.13.2009
The London Book Fair is just a week away and a great place to learn more about the publishing industry with free seminars and lots of publishers present. For published writers and those wishing to be published it's a good way to research the market and find out who is who. You can pick up new ideas...