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Posted In: General, Literary agents, Publishing news, Self-Publishing

Self-publishing perspectives 2015

From Rick:

As we begin 2015, I thought it would be good to provide encouragement and some warnings to writers.

First the encouragement. Some prophets of doom are predicting that the self-publishing boom is over for indie authors and that it’s going to become more dog-eat-dog than before. The following article argues compellingly against those naysayers.

EXCITING TIMES FOR INDIE PUBLISHERS

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on  at 9:19 PM

Posted In: General, Novel writing

From Rick:

About a year ago, I saw an article by Rebecca Dickson with this inspiring title:

CRAP SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WRITERS BY NOW

Read it first then come back here for my take on it.

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Done? Now that you’re thoroughly depressed and ready to give up on writing, let me voice my opinion on some of her points. I’m not saying that I disagree with only the points I mention, nor that I completely agree with everything else, although I can’t argue with most of her points.

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Posted In: Dialog

From Rick:

I know, I know. I’m doing dialog posts with astonishing slowness even for me, but I’ll get to the end of them one of these weeks… or months… or years.

This particular post in the series began with a recent blog post from Anne R. Allen (a great blog, by the way):

8 BOGUS RULES NEW WRITERS TELL EACH OTHER

Specifically, it began with Anne Allen’s bogus point #3: “‘”Said’ is boring. Use more energetic tags like ‘exclaimed’, ‘growled’, and ‘ejaculated.'”

To which Anne replied:

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