Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

JA Konrath (Sunday's chat guest) isn't afraid to say what he thinks. On his blog, he debunks 9 of the most common myths in the writer's life. Well, he says the last one is true, but we need to know which myths are true too.

One of my favorite parts comes in Myth #4 - Writing Must Have Integrity. Konrath says:

"What? You don't want to sell out? You'd never let your precious words be touched, or write something for just for money? You really believe that the world owes you a job simply because you can put a noun and a verb together?

"I wish you much success, and hope I never have the displeasure of sitting next to you at a party."

Ah, there are so many people I would enjoy saying that to...

The rest of the post is just as good. Great advice for anyone contemplating becoming a "Writer". Read and discuss!

And don't stop with this one post either. Read them all.


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