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  Topic: New Approach Maybe...
Lauren

Replies: 21
Views: 30968

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:08 pm   Subject: New Approach Maybe...
Sure, there's plenty of cookie-cutter stuff out there in genre fiction. But y'know what? There's also plenty of really fucking amazing stuff, too, and people turn their noses up at it because it's n ...
  Topic: so you know how ag always says
Lauren

Replies: 12
Views: 11167

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:22 pm   Subject: so you know how ag always says
For anyone who hasn't read it, [url=http://bbs.chrismoore.com/viewtopic.php?t=6921]The AG's "I Do Not Read." Very Happy
  Topic: AG & e-books
Lauren

Replies: 146
Views: 67571

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:51 pm   Subject: AG & e-books
Does every pirated song mean one lost sale? In other words, 2,000,000 pirated songs does not necessarily equate to 2,000,000 songs that would otherwise be purchased.

I think this is where part of t ...
  Topic: AG & e-books
Lauren

Replies: 146
Views: 67571

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:03 pm   Subject: AG & e-books
Piracy is bad. Never stated otherwise.

Oh god, I know you didn't, and I didn't mean to imply otherwise! I just tend to get all soap-boxy when I go on publishing rants. Smile

But I question how m ...
  Topic: AG & e-books
Lauren

Replies: 146
Views: 67571

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:03 pm   Subject: AG & e-books
And the shoplifting analogy holds up as well as my blacksmithing analogy. Shoplifters take physical inventory that cost money to buy and replace. Stealing an ebook or a song doesn't result in replacem ...
  Topic: AG & e-books
Lauren

Replies: 146
Views: 67571

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:51 am   Subject: AG & e-books
I heard this joke the other day:

The first thing published on Gutenberg's printing press was the Bible.
The second thing published was a treatise on the death of publishing.

Every day, there's ...
  Topic: AG & e-books
Lauren

Replies: 146
Views: 67571

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:39 am   Subject: AG & e-books


Publishers are still trying to figure out the ebook thing, and how to get the balance right -- sure, people don't want to pay hardcover prices for an ebook, but I'm not convinced letting Amazon ...
  Topic: AG & e-books
Lauren

Replies: 146
Views: 67571

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:23 am   Subject: AG & e-books
From my limited experience so far, it seems ebooks are a publishers dream - but could easily become a nightmare. A publisher only needs to send in a file to the ebook company one time, and there's nev ...
  Topic: A question on genres
Lauren

Replies: 1
Views: 4541

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:10 am   Subject: A question on genres
Most likely biography, as memoir is a subset thereof, but if they say non-fiction and don't specify biographies, take a look at other titles they've represented, and see if they have any biographers o ...
  Topic: Writing using a pen name.
Lauren

Replies: 6
Views: 6972

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:07 am   Subject: Writing using a pen name.
I haven't tried to write under a pen name yet, but I have heard that you are supposed to say right up front that you intend to publish under a pen name, but always submit under your real name. Besides ...
  Topic: Calling all writers, pro and otherwise
Lauren

Replies: 5
Views: 13339

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:18 am   Subject: Calling all writers, pro and otherwise
It looks like a neat idea. My concern with it would be, do you have enough regular contributors who can weed out advice that's not only dubious, but potentially damaging to writers? It seems to me t ...
  Topic: NOMOCHEMO Party for Susan!
Lauren

Replies: 26
Views: 5373

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:33 am   Subject: NOMOCHEMO Party for Susan!
Hooray!
  Topic: How long?
Lauren

Replies: 3
Views: 3452

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:11 am   Subject: How long?
Vahlee's got it. There is no definite answer.

Even getting picked up by an agent can take a long time, for starters. The general process is:

--You query them, they get back to you when they re ...
  Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Lauren

Replies: 14
Views: 4424

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:48 am   Subject: Shameless self-promotion
So, uh. Hi! A while back, I wrote a story, and submitted it to flashquake. They accepted it for their Spring 2010 issue. If you'd like to take a peek, it's [url=http://flashquake.org/fiction/pomegr ...
  Topic: Blurbs?
Lauren

Replies: 2
Views: 2494

PostForum: So You Wanna Be a Writer?   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:53 pm   Subject: Re: Blurbs?
Short answer is, you don't.

Most authors aren't going to look at an unpublished manuscript, or even want to be in the same room with one.

Couple-few reasons for this:

Authors are approached ...
 
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