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lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.10.2013
  Talk to other writers the way you would have other writers talk to you.  
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.09.2013
  Setting a goal doesn’t ensure that you’ll reach it, but if you set one, you’ll be a lot more likely to get somewhere.  
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.08.2013
You don’t have to be miserable to have company as a writer.
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.07.2013
The period pre-pub of a book is so busy and filled with anticipation that pub date itself can be an enormous letdown, provoking despair – “With so many other books on the shelves, how will readers ever find mine?”; not to mention, “Is this all there is?” – but you’re smarter than that and you don’t...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.05.2013
  Unless your goal is to write something completely vanilla, your writing is bound to offend at least some people, so stop worrying about it so much and just write.   
dale-estey's picture
Jan.04.2013
OK - I was prepared to dislike (and disagree) with this article. I thought of 'writer who sells soul for a writer who sells his soul', since it is by an author who "helps" James Patterson write some of his many books. Yes, I did gag on this particular sentence: "We are in the business of...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.04.2013
Novelist is the only career I know for which you’re regularly expected to be grateful – “just for having had this great opportunity!” – no matter how much everyone else fucks things up.  
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.03.2013
Words matter.
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Jan.02.2013
  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, one of the biggest bestsellers of 2012, currently has 5425 reviews on Amazon with an average 3.5-star rating – see, you don’t need every reader to love you, you just need a lot of readers to read you.  
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Dec.29.2012
You gotta have hope.