9 05 2012
is the title of my recently finished first novel, and… it’s done. whew. that was a lot of work. seriously. 75% of the book was written in a flurry since July, which would explain the lack of posts here, the crazed look in my eye and the fact that i no longer have any friends. […]
ain't afraid to hustle, publishing, san francisco, work, writing
30 01 2012
Thought I’d link to this great post on Awkward. Lots of humor there, but lots of truth as well. share this:
ain't afraid to hustle, awkward, publishing, writing
3 08 2011
what they say: “This is the manuscript that I workshopped” what they mean: “I went to a place up in the mountains and had other people tell me how to write my book.” what they say: “Wow. What a quirky novel.” what they mean: This is a book written by someone middle aged and middle […]
diary of the bastard messiah, language, lit quake, tonight i'm throwing rocks, what lame writers say, writing
18 04 2011
I’m reading Nelson Algren’s “Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway all the way,” and came across this brilliant nugget in the story entitled, “July 14th Raft of a Summer Night.” Algren was wailing away at editors, publishers and critics regarding so many classic books being out of print, yet so many of those same classic’s […]
absurdist, fo' yo' sorrows, lost at sea, media giants, nelson algren, reviews, tonight i'm throwing rocks, writing
12 08 2010
Something always has to happen. In the story. It has to be real and convincing, like the sun rising or a gust of wind that picks up down the street and drags dead stiff leaves and animates plastic liquor store bags.
August Kleinzahler, bad english, code of the streets, diary of the bastard messiah, writing
4 05 2010
a MFA-like piece of writing can contain any one of the following:
14 04 2010
according to PW Daily.
Not sure if this is a good thing or what. While i certainly don’t side with the traditional Publisher-Author model, my reasons for it are mostly financial. The authors simply don’t get a big enough cut for their work.
bad english, ebooks, media giants, publishing, writing