Reasons for NOT Writing… #8 : “I’ve hit The Wall.”

    PART 2 KEEPING GOING “Next to the defeated politician, the writer is the most vocal and inventive griper on earth. He sees hardship and unfairness wherever he looks….

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Big Publishing: Nightmare on Agent Street

Author Chuck Palahniuk (pronounced paula-nick) – author of Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Choke – says he’s close to broke, thanks to his agent the (formerly?) prestigious Donadio &…

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #7 : “I can’t get started.”

Reason #7 : “I can’t get started.” It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is…

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Submission Guidelines

A friend is currently going through this miserable process, so I thought I’d help out … 😉

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #6 : “I’m not in the mood.”

Reason #6 : “I’m not in the mood.” “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” — Isabelle Allende   It’s Monday morning,…

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Facebook: World Censor

In 1972, photographer Nick Ut took an iconic picture that helped changed the course of the Vietnam War. It won the 1973 World Press Photo of the Year award, a Pulitzer…

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #5 : “I’m not qualified.”

Reason #5 : “I’m not qualified.” “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” — Richard Bach   Can I let you in on a secret? My knowledge of…

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Big Publishing: How Harlequin helped itself to authors’ earnings

In 2012, authors who’d signed contracts with the publisher Harlequin began to notice something odd in their bi-annual royalty statements. Despite the fact that ebook sales were booming, their royalties…

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #4 : “I need to research this.”

Reason #4 : “I need to research this.” “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” — Joseph Heller   The need for research is a doozy of an excuse for…

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True Privacy Tales – The AOL search data release

What could be more innocuous than a search engine interface? They’re simple, clean, uncluttered, with that empty text box almost welcoming your words. Type anything, anything at all; your fears,…

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