Category: Business

Literary Larceny & Why People Should Be Ashamed

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Literary larceny is a new ‘trend’ that is normalizing stealing from authors. Stealing from authors—or anyone for that matter—is NOT okay.

Tough Choices: The Professional Writer’s Daily Grind

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Tough choices are the beating heart of anything remarkable. From being an excellent parent, to getting (then remaining fit) to being a professional writer, every day is a forked path. One road is usually easier, and a lot more fun. The other? Hard work, sacrifice, tough choices, and more hard work. You guys have NO …

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The Death of Ye Olden Bookstores & the Author Identity Crisis

While authors do love bookstores, we’re not in the bookstore business. We existed long before bookstores arrived and we’ll be here long after they vanish.

Play to Win: Authors, Empires & Why Amazon is Killing NYC Publishing

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Play to win. For me, this is a tough phrase. Maybe it’s culture or society or sunspots, but ‘winning’ feels like a suit cut for someone else. No, worse. Playing to win feels more like the pants I once wore to a conference. Even though they were too tight, I wore them anyway believing they’d …

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Drudgery: What Separates Those Who Dream From Those Who DO

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Drudgery—enduring the tired, tedious and unremarkable chores—is what makes the difference between those who dream and those who do. Why am I talking about this? Because recently I saw some quote scroll past on social media. It was something (of course) posted by one of those super happy ‘life coach’ people. Though I’m certain the …

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