A completely useless guide to the craft of writing, finding an agent, getting published, and marketing your book. Anybody serious about doing any of these things should not read on.
I was 23 years old and working in an independent book shop when this book first came out. In 2003 Potter Madness was at its height, and it seemed like every second book publishers were releasing was set in a … Read More
A long, long time ago, on a continent far, far away, Mark Twain was a prickly bastard. The following is from his crucifixion of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Deerslayer. He is referring specifically to romantic fiction – by … Read More
Lessons about writing, and life, from some of the greatest literary minds of all time. Enjoy. SHARERead More
Getting out of bed before noon nearly always makes for a disappointing start to the day. There’s nothing like a hot shower to stimulate creative genius. However, bathing more than once every four or five days decreases mojo. … Read More
It is a common mistake for a writer to receive a rejection letter and assume the agent is not interested in their work. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The express purpose of a rejection letter is to encourage … Read More
“We know nothing,” responded a famous film producer from Hollywood’s golden age, when asked why some films became hits and others were flops. The same usually holds true in the publishing world – except in the case of these runaway … Read More