Monthly Archives: February 2011

Yes | The Jack Of All Trades – via (O.A.T.)

“A jack of all trades, master of none, often times better than a master of one.” “I don’t get it.” “It’s okay, I will let it sink in.” “I am not niave…” “No, you aren’t but you also miss the point.  People are driven by passions, and if they so happen to be passionate about creating, then it’s misguided people like yourself that assume having more than one passion is a bad thing. It’s assumed … Continue reading

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Time Is Money | via A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

Time=money.First, it’s important to understand that in traditional publishing (which my friend Barry Eisler calls “Legacy Publishing”), time moves slowly. When your agent sells you novel, it can take several months to get the contract. Once you sign the contract, it can be months before you’re paid. Once you turn in the manuscript, it can be months, or even over a year, before your book is published. The large, inefficient, unwieldy industry that is legacy … Continue reading

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What I’m Looking Forward To At The 25th Annual SC Writers’ Conference

Most of all, I’m looking forward to hanging out with readers of the Wordslinger blog, and making new writer friends. That’s always been the highlight of the SCWC for me: the tight-knit network of like-minded writers that you end up bonding with and the long-term friendships which result. I’ve been to a lot of writing conferences, and the SCWC definitely has the most intimate, friendly, pro-writer feel to it. By the way, if you’ve been … Continue reading

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Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler | via Joey Roth

via This is brilliant.

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Writers – Stack Exchange

This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for authors, editors, reviewers, professional writers, and aspiring writers. It’s 100% free, no registration required. via This is an interesting new resource for getting your questions about writing answered.

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