Where revision is concerned, making the assumption that you have the process of knocking out an upcoming revision well in hand before you start in is an act of hubris that will be punished by the Manuscript God. This I know, for I have walked through the Valley of What-The-FUCK-Was-I-Thinking many and many a time before, and… Continue reading The Grueling Revision Of Penitence and Disbelief
The Indie Authors’ Advent Calendar? Brilliant!
I think both readers and writers will find this a simply brilliant idea. A group of writers has banded together to create a series fiction advent calendar. Each of the writers has done a series story, and different parts of it will be posted throughout the advent season. You go to the calendar, click the… Continue reading The Indie Authors’ Advent Calendar? Brilliant!
The View From Fifty-Four: Writer On A Mission
Writing was, and is, my passion. I worked at my fiction from the time I was twenty-five until I was thirty-one without ever making a dime, and never begrudged a minute of that time. While I was writing, I was happy. I was creating. I was learning to write better. I was finding my stories… Continue reading The View From Fifty-Four: Writer On A Mission
My Letter on the Open Internet to Chairman Wheeler
We have a chance right now to speak up on either sanctioning or protesting the creation of second-class citizens on the internet. I chose to protest. Thursday, September 11, 2014 Dear Chairman Wheeler, As someone who built my first personal website back in 1996, and who built my first internet business about ten years… Continue reading My Letter on the Open Internet to Chairman Wheeler
Winners of the First How To Think Sideways Anthology Contest #fiction #writing
My fabulous How To Think Sideways Boot Camp moderators came up with the following wonderful idea, here quoted from Katharina Gerlach’s post on the forum: I have been thinking about an anthology with the best stories from Holly’s students for a while. Now, I contacted Holly and she agrees that this is a good idea.… Continue reading Winners of the First How To Think Sideways Anthology Contest #fiction #writing
A Silly Game: Work Excuses That Require More Explanation
So here’s the game. Pretend you have to explain why you aren’t coming in to work, class, home, or another essential destination, and pretend that (for whatever reason) your boss, spouse, professor—whoever has the right to the full tale—is absolutely, positively going to find out some portion of the truth. You don’t have the time,… Continue reading A Silly Game: Work Excuses That Require More Explanation
Why the B&N contract linking is critical #writer #writers #author
First, here is the substantive difference between a contract without live links to the appends, and one with: When you print off a PDF (at least, when you do it on a Mac—if Windows doesn’t do this, consider VERY carefully before you sign your document) the PDF notes the URL of the document on every… Continue reading Why the B&N contract linking is critical #writer #writers #author
#WRITERS, Barnes & Noble CORRECTED Its Contract
The content is the same—only now you can see, read, and print off (use pdf, it works better) every single line, clause, and sub-sub clause that pertains to you. DO print off and save every bit of it. Every page, every sub-page, every page that is marked as part of the agreement. When these clauses… Continue reading #WRITERS, Barnes & Noble CORRECTED Its Contract
#WRITERS, Barnes & Noble Nook Press Contract Terms are INSANELY Bad!
This is from the April 3, 2013 Nook Press Terms and Conditions: And trust me, you are going to want to read this bad boy yourself. But I’ll comment here. My highlights of my excerpts of their text are bold, my personal comments are indented italic. IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not a lawyer. I am… Continue reading #WRITERS, Barnes & Noble Nook Press Contract Terms are INSANELY Bad!
Reconsidering “Write A Book With Me”
Write A Book With Me (WABWM) was a popular part of my weblog back when I was doing it the FIRST time. I thought it was popular just with the writers on my site, though, so when I restarted it, I moved it into the writing community, because I didn’t want to bore readers. Now… Continue reading Reconsidering “Write A Book With Me”