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When good isn't good enough

Last fall I decided to try something new and submitted my latest novel to a new publisher. In this genre, there’s not a lot of difference in terms of contracts, but I wanted to explore other avenues and see what else was out there, and if the experience differed at all. 486 more words

Writing

Writing Home

“Writing is rewriting.” I know this. I know this because I deleted and changed the first paragraph of this note three times. It’s not making me happy, and I can’t put my finger on why. 518 more words

Writing

Why we don't pay advances or grants for revisions

I’ve been negotiating a lot of contracts for second editions lately and there’s a recurring theme to the questions that arise. Why doesn’t the contract for a revision include a grant or advance for the author? 738 more words

Contracts

What We Take

Originally posted on 3/26/2010.

We take
our coffee without cream

We take
our lunch when they let us
Ham on rye
yellow mustard
maybe cheese… 347 more words

Poems

Even the Best Writers Needed an Editor...

“Dear Aspiring Writer, you are not ready. Stop. Put that finished story away and start another one. In a month, go back and look at the first story. 264 more words

It's The "Spangled" We Love Best About That Song

Originally posted 10/3/2008.

once you were chucked salt berry
fogerty full of sloppy chords
skip to my lou reed

you got all slippery with your own clean sauce… 287 more words

Poems