Hope you’ve enjoyed the past eighteen days of no posts more than I have. It hasn’t been horrible, mind you, but much of it has been taken up with one of my favorite activities, hunting up possible agents and shipping out chunks of manuscript. Right there is one of the reasons this process is so […]

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As I’ve mentioned before, I do feel that there are some problems with the traditional publishing model.  I also have a possible, partial solution in mind, which comes out of me experience, eons ago, working as a carpenter and stagehand off-Broadway. Off-Broadway is where new playwrights get their big chance.  This is because off-Broadway, unlike […]

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Well, I wanted to write about Kerouac vs. Hemingway today, but then yesterday the proof arrived from the printer, so I got all kinds of excited until I opened the package.  Just about everything was wrong.  I called them, and it turned out that two minutes on the phone last week would have sorted it […]

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You will laugh, but I had foolishly thought that I would finally be able to clean off my desk after the book was done.  Instead, it is covered with more piles of paper than ever, and the piles refuse to keep themselves organized.  The business of turning this project into a business is fraught with […]

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DIY

To self-publish, or not to self-publish; that is the question.  The wisdom in the industry is that if you do, you will never be taken seriously and will never get reviewed.  Your book will never make the front table at B&N, it will never be chosen as the book of the month, and you will […]

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