So, who makes your “must buy” list? Who makes your “will probably buy list”? Why? What book(s) put them there? What genre or genres do they write? Is this something your normally read? Talk!
Archive for August, 2007
Tags: questions asked, reader likes, reading
Someone should have warned me when i became an agent that authors blog the most when ready to kick their characters asses. On the other hand, it became self evident pretty quickly. Maybe this is the secret handshake? Anywho, right now it appears to be davefreer ‘sturn… go watch.
Tags: client, clients, dave freer, off topic, reading, review, writing
The always entertaining Dave Freer davefreer has updated his LJ twice in the last couple days after a hiatus. http://davefreer.livejournal.com/38925.html Go read.
Tags: off topic, open thread
Hello, First the software question: I need some graphics creation software. I know nothing about this. It needs to be suitable for cover art creation, web comics and other similar things. I also need to know what platforms its available for. As for the Open Thread… Got a question? Know interesting LiveJournals or LJ feeds […]
Tags: appearance, con, cons, off topic
If anyone knows Lee Lightner /Harry Heckel please have him email the folks at Ravencon (www.ravencon.org) please. I’ll also be at Ravencon in the spring. Cheers,
Tags: slush, submissions, writing
When you submit to someone, be it an editor, or an agent please remember that this is the first thing they see of what it is like to work with you. Even if they know you personally, have enjoyed talking to you at a convention, or are the parent of their child’s best friend, none […]
So I’ve gone over “Novel In Question” and fixed everything specific you’d pointed out. Still thinking about the couple of general comments you made, and reading through to fix other things, but I’ve noticed one glaring issue with the story that I’m going to take this weekend to fix. The… young and impressionable person who […]
… other than sending me a tighter, cleaner MS than about 80%+ of the published stuff i’ve seen. http://canarynoir.livejournal.com/156604.html?#cutid1
Tags: appearance, con, cons, critique, fun, slush, submissions
The very short report is that i had fun, and now I’m incredibly tired. Onward to the long report. Friday I arrived in what was a slightly larger town than I expected. They even had Dunkin Donuts, so civilization was not abandoned. The hotel, like many was revealed to be inspired by Escher as among […]
Tags: appearance, con, cons, critique, fun, slush
Heyla, Its amazing since last night I’ve been on five panels and they still haven’t thrown me out! Voltaire is a very interesting speaker, although I did miss his concert. Catie Murphy gave a fantastic interview, and several fun panels. Sara Harvey is being herself! More later.
Tags: client, clients, submissions
Last week Jenna Waterford and the OnyxHawke Agency entered into an agreement for representation. Today her novel “SanClare Black” begins its journey to the bookstores and your hands with its first submission to a publisher. Jenna joins a growing cast of writers that you will soon be fans of.
I’ve seen the “Blog Against Racism” bit floating around. I will not be blogging about it. This is not a politics blog. On the whole I’m about as fond of racists as most former Publish America writers are of them.
Tags: appearance, con, critique, submissions
Friday: 5pm GoH Interview: Wherein I interview C.E. Murphy 6pm How to Write Pages 1-5 Kabongo(M), DeCandido, Osborne Saturday 10am Shamanistic Druids Kane, Kabongo, Murphy, Mach 11am Myth and Folklore in Fantasy Laity, Harvey(M), Kabongo 3pm Flirting Harvey, Kabongo, Ferrett, Mach, Snyder 4pm Pitch 10 minutes to an Agent Kabongo 5pm Cliches That Need Banning […]
Tags: off topic, open thread, the art and science of writing, vodka
Two parts: One; While i know several of you from elsewhere on the Web, I’m not familiar with all of you. If you’d like please introduce yourself and tell me why you read my LJ. Real names not required. Two: Anyone got a question for me? Some questions might not be answered, others might not […]
Read MS by a certain published author clean out car get oil change read the latest C.E. Murphy read Sarah Harvey’s first novel pack buy new sneakers buy new shoes get through one other slush item Remember to put everything I pack into my car Put together interview for GOH at Pi-Con Get to Pi-Con […]
A Writers Checklist: If I find myself writing a Mary Sue I will kill them messily, painfully, and stupidly in the next chapter, because they deserve it. I will not have ‘sub threads’ in book twelve that are longer than book one. There will be a really good reason why my main […]
I received and email titled “Smutty Fantasy” from a writer I know… here’s the body: Mike, this is the first 9K. When you have the time, can you give me a “don’t waste time polishing this, even _terrific_ sex scenes couldn’t lift this from infantile banality” if that is what it needs?
While talking to a writer I know recently about a novel that had been written years ago and not looked at since, they had the following to say about their work of yore: The person who wrote “Novel X” – and i am not sure i know “them” was ignorant about POV, and inclined to […]