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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 »

EDITORIAL RATES: The Difference in Fee Structures

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

ASK THE EDITOR By Susan Malone EDITORIAL RATES: The Difference in Fee Structures March, 1999 So, you’ve polished your manuscript, and plunged into the marketing madness of today’s publishing world. But the rejection letters mount. Many are forms, some allude to vague problems such as, “The pacing is off,” “The characters aren’t fully developed,” “The plot Read more »

Agents CAN Charge Expenses!

Pub Date: Feb 1, 1999 | Columnist: W. Gail Manchur

"No agency should EVER charge up-front fees to defray expenses or to read or evaluate a manuscript, but. . ." Agents CAN Charge Expenses! by W. Gail Manchur, President, ABS Literary Agency a Division of Associated Book Service, Inc February, 1999 WARNING! I think it is legitimate and ethical for some agents to charge their authors Read more »

The Ink-Stained Wretch: “Keyboard? I Don’t Need No Stinking Keyboard”

Pub Date: Feb 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: "Keyboard? I Don't Need No Stinking Keyboard" Don Whittington February, 1999    They say you have to write every day.  Every damned day!  Set yourself a goal—so many pages, etc. and stick to it. Who Read more »

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

Pub Date: Jan 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 Writer's Conference" Don Whittington January, 1999   At some point in your writing life you will ponder the notion of writer's conferences: Should I go?  Why?  Which one should I attend?  How much should Read more »

CHOOSING AN EDITORIAL SERVICE

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

ASK THE EDITOR By Susan Malone CHOOSING AN EDITORIAL SERVICE January 1999 In the past decade, the face of publishing has drastically changed. And most evident among these changes is the relationship between editor and author. Editors no longer spend much time editing. Where once an editor would take an author ‘under his wing’, help with Read more »