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The Writing Business–Formula for Disaster Meets the Recipe for Success (Part II)

The writer’s contribution is more than valuable, it preserves and grows the human condition. Tyrants burn the books first for a reason.

Warrior Writer—Formula for Disaster Meets the Recipe for Success Revisited (Part I)

What good is a brilliant novel if we don’t learn the business well enough to survive, let alone thrive? Similarly, what good does learning about finding an agent or even great marketing serve us if our product is crap?

Just Do It

No one ever published half of a perfect book.

Beyond Bastards, Bullies and Bad Girls–Understanding the Antagonist

So be kind to your readers. Leave existentialism in philosophy class, and make sure to give your readers something “real” to grab a hold of. They need a focal point to be better able to cheer on your hero (heroine).

There's the Hard Way and the Smart Way

Persistence is vital. But so are skill and knowledge. It is a great goal to want to climb Mt. Everest. But, if we are climbing the wrong mountain while wearing flip-flops, then we’re just idiots.