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The Ink-Stained Wretch: WRITING INTO THE MILLENNIUM

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

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 July, 1999 WRITING INTO THE MILLENNIUM   I am supposed to talk about what it will take to get published in the new millennium. How I'm supposed to know this is Read more »

What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

Pub Date: Jul 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 Do When You Feel Like Giving Up By Susan Malone July, 1999   We’ve been discussing in recent columns the ways to find an agent, break into publishing, when to take criticism Read more »

Developing a Fierce Eye For Focusing Your Manuscript

Pub Date: Jun 1, 1999 | Columnist: Noah Lukeman

"The principles of staying focused can be applied to chapters, paragraphs and even individual sentences." —Noah Lukeman, author of the soon-to-be-released book, The First Five Pages: A Writers Guide to Getting out of the Slush Pile (SIMON & SHUSTER, JAN. 2000)   Developing a Fierce Eye For Focusing Your Manuscript Noah Lukeman, President Lukeman Literary Management, Ltd, New Read more »

Finding the Right Agent

Pub Date: Jun 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 Finding the Right Agent By Susan Malone June, 1999   Probably the most frequent question I get (along with most agents and editors), is "How do I find the right agent?" This question gets Read more »

Skiing the Slippery Slopes of Publishing

Pub Date: May 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 "Skiing the Slippery Slopes of Publishing " By Susan Malone May, 1999 Writers are bombarded these days with a plethora of ways in which to improve their craft, and often deciding which method is Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “The Writer’s Desk”

Pub Date: Apr 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 April/May, 1999 "The Writer's Desk" One of the things I like to do when I visit another writer's home is look at their working space.  Every writer is different, of course, but Read more »

“Staying Afloat in a Sea of Submissions”

Pub Date: Apr 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 "Staying Afloat In A Sea Of Submissions" By Susan Malone April, 1999 The business of publishing has grown so autonomous, that writers often feel completely lost in the dark sea of the submissions Read more »

Fair Use

Pub Date: Mar 2, 1999 | Columnist: Margaret Adamson Fincannon

Fair Use By Margaret Adamson Fincannon Reprinted with permission from Margaret's Tutorials, FREE Internet Encyclopedia ( http://www.clever.net/cam/cyberlib.34.html)   On the Web, everybody is a publisher. So it behooves everyone to try to work together for a fair solution to this "Who owns information?" problem. After all, fair IS fair. Fair to whom? To the author/artist Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “The Bug-Eyed Man Speaks”

Pub Date: Mar 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: "The Bug-Eyed Man Speaks" Don Whittington March, 1999 One of the weirder aspects of the writing life is that once you've proven to the world your gifts lie with the written word, everyone invites you Read more »

Breaking Into The Business

Pub Date: Mar 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 "Breaking Into The Business" By Susan Malone March, 1999   "How do I break into publishing? Just give me the one, two, three of it and I'll take it from there." I hear this Read more »