Money Talks

One of the primary reasons I don’t query traditional publishers (and turned down a publishing deal) was to retain creative control over my intellectual property. I might have lost easy money up front, but I’m okay with that. It’ll pay out long term.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about the old world of TV where you sacrificed your money and creative control to get eyeballs on your work. Cable has changed that. She posits that the same kind of thing is already going on in publishing too.

So check out this article; it’s worth a read.

Business Musings: Money Talks

The Sins of the Fathers

I recently read Lawrence Block’s writing how-to book Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print to Pixel. Tons of great writing advice in there. Block has been around forever, but I discovered him only recently through Dean Wesley Smith.

I just finished the first book in his Matthew Scudder series (which was recently made into a movie starring Liam Neeson). It was terrific, so I bought the second one. Here’s a preview of book #1, in case you’d like to check it out (and you should).