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Mark Coker recently wrote a wonderful piece for The Huffington Post called:
21 Book Publishing Predictions for 2013: Indie Ebook Authors Take Charge
I love how he said,
“I challenge you, my dear writer, publisher or reader, to take charge of your future. Imagine a brighter and better future ahead, where the culture of books reigns supreme, where more people are discovering, reading, purchasing, publishing, selling, and profiting-from books. Imagine a future where more readers than ever before will enjoy a greater diversity of books than ever before. Imagine a future where the power center …
From Jeffrey Eugenides
read it here, and read it all, but make sure you
Skip down to the paragraph that starts, “So, what I’m saying is…”
and read that three times.
Just open another document, right?
That’s what Best Selling author Diana Gabaldon does. And that’s also what I’ve learned to do.
I speak a little about it on my friend Sabra’s blog about “Noveling.”
From LitFlow Magazine, terrific insight on the current publishing world and how authors are making their way through the high weeds.
Jane Friedman says, ”I spent more than a decade working at Writer’s Digest, where my job was to understand the problems of writers and give them information and instruction to help them make educated career choices. What is happening today in the publishing industry is confusing to authors as well as hugely divisive. Authors are separating into camps: those who defend traditional publishing and those who defend self-publishing (or the often preferred term, indie publishing). Very few clearly or objectively …
It was a literal jail stay, a moment of research that was both captivating and heart wrenching. The pieces of the stories I took away changed my ideas of justice and authority and lives of inmates forever. It is so simple to see how tiny little faceless people can screw up another human’s entire world.
There are seven pieces of this exploratory, expositional work in progress. You may read this first essay online here.
And because all fiction is fact based, articles abut reform and re-entry are forthcoming her and other places on the web. Thanks to the universe for …
It is the single most important page you will write. Write it well.
I just found this on WOW ( Women on Writing) from agent Verna Driesbach and had to share.
WOW: Describe your ideal query or proposal.
Verna: One that is professional, passionate, and focused. I want to know what the book is about and why I would be interested in looking at it—without knowing the writer’s life story. There’s a particular fiction query that I use as an example in my workshops because the first sentence of each paragraph illustrates my point.
Dear Ms. Dreisbach: (professional and …