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The Ink-Stained Wretch – Connecting With Your Reader Part II: Character

Pub Date: Nov 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch – Connecting With Your Reader Part II: Character Don Whittington   November, 1999 Last time we talked about sending a reader to an island, an undiscovered country, using point of view to give him new Read more »

Do Writers Really Need New York? Part III

Pub Date: Nov 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR Do Writers Really Need New York? Part III By Susan Malone November, 1999 We’ve been talking in recent months about which publishing routes work best for writers (the as-yet unpublished and established authors as Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch – Connecting With Your Reader Part I

Pub Date: Oct 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington October, 1999 Connecting With Your Reader Part I of III   There is no more daring adventure in the world than to try and reach another mind through a work of fiction.&nbsp Read more »

What to Expect After You’re Published

Pub Date: Oct 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink! contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR What to Expect After You're Published By Susan Malone October, 1999 Writers often assume that once they’re published, all the trials and tribulations of learning the craft and the business and selling their books Read more »

Electronic books and Print-on-demand: Making peace with the digital future

Pub Date: Sep 2, 1999 | Columnist: Greg Durham

A Special Guest Column for Authorlink.com Electronic books and Print-on-demand: Making peace with the digital future by Greg Durham Director of Online Publishing Initiatives Random House, Inc. September, 1999   Since the dawn of the great techno-revolution that is the past 125 years, inventions that challenge the way we receive information and ideas have been greeted Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: Advice to the Wretched

Pub Date: Sep 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington September, 1999 Advice to the Wretched   So this friends says to me, he says, "You know what you need? I'll tell you exactly what you need.  You need to write a Read more »

Engine Assemby: Learning the Mechanics of Writing

Pub Date: Aug 2, 1999 | Columnist: Ginnie Bivona

Insights from professional editors and agents Engine Assemby: Learning the Mechanics of Writing Ginnie Bivona Acqusitions Editor, Republic of Texas Press August, 1999 Picture yourself standing at the open door of your garage. Spread out in front of you are the thousands of parts of an eight cylinder engine. You have to put it together. By Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: One From Column A…

Pub Date: Aug 1, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington August, 1999 One From Column A…   Say a guy pulls a gun and points it at you. At that moment you have several choices open to you.   —You can Read more »

Do Writers Still Need New York?

Pub Date: Aug 1, 1999 | Columnist: Susan Mary Malone

A monthly column written by an Authorlink! contributing editor. We welcome your questions, comments and input to this page. ASK THE EDITOR Do Writers Still Need New York? By Susan Malone August, 1999   Publishing is in flux—an understatement if ever one existed. This industry is in the midst of some of the greatest changes since Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “My Ordeal”

Pub Date: Jul 2, 1999 | Columnist: Don Whittington

A monthly column of wit, insight, irreverance and inspiration by a published author and veteran of the publishing trenches. The Ink-Stained Wretch Don Whittington June, 1999 "My Ordeal"   It began like so many things do, with me waking up. I yawned, and went back to sleep, of course, but that's of little matter here.&nbsp Read more »