Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
As Ali has said: tommorow is the day. And while she was busy moving some new-to-the Springs friends in, here is how everyone but me surged past her: John: 48, 266Marie: 42,591Matt: 38,933Ali: 34,100Jenny: 15,176 Let’s see who can bring it home by midnight… Continue Reading “Almost there….”
See previous post for current Amazon/Wylie Adventuretime In Books. At a staff meeting recently at one of the big chain bookstores to which I was privvy, there was a brief but interesting discussion regarding the Amazon/Wylie exclusivity venture. Seems that some booksellers have come… Continue Reading “E-xclusivity: The Word on the Bookselling Street”
There’s been some recent hubbub about agent Andrew Wylie’s deal with Amazon–to exclusively sell backlist for a list of big-name/legendary authors in e-book form. The exclusivity lasts two years, and while I have my own personal issues with bookselling in any format as exclusive,… Continue Reading “A New ‘Agency’ Model?”
For all my Facebook smack-talking, I have not caught up with Ali today. She can rest safely for another day. As I’ve let myself get smoked, I have decided that while losing definitely sucks (and losing significantly sucks even more) that there is still… Continue Reading “Writing Race Update”
I write likeRaymond Chandler I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! If you need a distraction from writing, this is a fun one! I Write Like **The Raymond Chandler result was for the La Llorona novel. I threw in bits… Continue Reading “Copying Fleur; or, I Write Like…”
I have no time to talk about how badly I’m losing. I’m just losing. Off to hopefully not lose as badly.
Sure, you can write on a computer. I hear that many writers do so. In fact, I recently read Lawerence Block’s chapter in Spider, Spin Me a Web in which he said that writing on a screen was the best way to write because… Continue Reading “The Satisfaction of Filling a Notebook”