Tag Archives: professionalism

Triple Check Before Posting

There are things I’d love to say about authors behaving badly.  Or perhaps, more accurately, cluelessly.  (General note: coercing or buying reviews, never a good idea.  And the Internet has a very, very long memory.  And avoiding the negative implications … Continue reading

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Think Like A Professional

I try not to bash other writers as much as I possibly can on here, because well…karma.  And class.  And it’s just poor form. But I have to say that something a fellow author did the other day has really … Continue reading

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The Three Year Itch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch had an interesting post up this week on the Business Rusch: Reality Check. It’s worth a read for anyone who wants to do this writing thing for the long-haul. I found this quote interesting: “It usually takes about … Continue reading

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Staying Positive

In between walking the new puppy about fifteen times a day and comforting her over the thunderstorm we had tonight, I’ve been trolling writer’s forums again.  And for some reason I’m really noticing the people who have flipped over from … Continue reading

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I Miss The Old Days

I miss when I was just someone who liked to read books.  I miss spending a whole weekend curled up on a couch reading a series of books I’d found at the library.  Like The Belgariad by David Eddings. I … Continue reading

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If You Want to Write, Master Grammar

First, I am really not the world’s foremost expert on grammar issues.  I suck at figuring out whether to use lay vs. lie.  Just suck at it.  And it seems I have a may vs. might issue as well. So, … Continue reading

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Advice on Submissions and Rejection and All That Jazz

So I’ve been pretty self-focused lately.  (It’s actually much easier to write a post about whatever randomness is on my mind in a particular moment than it is to look at links I’ve bookmarked and says something coherent about them, … Continue reading

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Short and random

It’s one of those days.  I spent the morning writing up a fifteen page response to a request for information and then I took off and met my mom for lunch.  (And managed to buy two more new books, but … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 2)

So, today I finish (hopefully) imparting the advice I heard at the conference related to query letters.  (Hmm…that’s a terrible sentence.  Don’t write like that in your query.) Ok, a few sobering stats from one of the agencies: -25,000 queries received per … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 1)

(Random aside before I start – I wonder if the 6,000 word response I wrote to handle my PITA issue counts towards that million words I need to write before I can actually write well.  If so, I am going … Continue reading

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