Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Mechanics of Writing: Learn the Basics!

I thought once I was a clever little writing monkey, that is, until my former literary agent, Monique Raphel High, accepted my novel for representation and told me bluntly: “You write like a 6th Grader with a fondness for comic-book … Continue reading

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The Best Critique Advice You Can Get

There are categories of “writers,” depending on their prowess. Many who seek advice are those who often miss the point of the journey, to paraphrase Lao Tsu. The first category is the aspirant, and is often the first to limit … Continue reading

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Dealing with Literary Agents

It is a minefield, the art business world. When there is desire, there are those out there who are quick to take advantage of the naive or foolish. Self-styled publishers and literary agents (as well as a gamut of book … Continue reading

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Achieving *Your* Success in the Arts

Despite the odds, someone somewhere always manages to win the lottery. It makes the argument moot that the odds are against anyone to win the jackpot. Somebody has to. If they didn’t, the lottery would be useless to everyone. My … Continue reading

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