November 9th, 2010

John Green Tree

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More links, the first three related to the writing myth that anyone who sells a book is automatically rich. When you're a writer and you didn't make enough last year to pay your utility bills, this is really annoying.


Madeleine Robins on Book View Cafe: Myths of the Writing Life: A Cautionary Tale

But my favorite Writing Myth is: once you start publishing you will be rich, set up for life. I took my publications off my resume years ago when, during a job hunt, someone said he was reluctant to hire me because when I hit the New York Times Bestseller List I’d quit. So: my cautionary tale:


Luanne Rice: It Couldn't Happen to Me a writer in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Somehow I found the fire to leave him. The divorce was as abusive as the marriage had been–he and his lawyer designed it to break me. They threatened to go after my computer to find proof that I was writing. During a hearing just before Christmas that year, they asked the judge to order me to write, preferably a bestseller, an act they regarded as money in the bank for them. I drove home, threw my computer into Long Island Sound, and jumped in after it–in late December.


Cynthia Leitich Smith: Guest Post: Lisa Rowe Fraustino on The Benefits of Keeping Your Day Job


Pub Rants: After 200 Webinar Pitch Critiques KRISTIN’S TOP 10 LIST OF WHY ADULT AND CHILDREN’S SF&F QUERY LETTERS GET A REJECTION