We have some interesting links from publishing biz pros this week. By the way, subscribed yet? Check out the sidebar and sign up!
The Author magazine editor’s blog attacks some intriguing issues for writers: the great discipline it takes to write without an outline, ending a story before the readers expect it to end, and how the lowest of lows proves that there is a high within us. Good reads!
Rob Asghar explains, in a special and snarkily funny piece for the Huffington Post, seven lessons for aspiring authors: Go Rogue! Definitely worth the click.
Eric at Pimp My Novel explains the epistemology of publishing in five easy minutes, while the Moby Lives blogs addresses something near and dear to my heart as a religious scholar who focused on Islam during my heady days at the University of Virginia: better textual analysis of early copies of the Qur’an.
Alan Rinzler of The Book Deal asks “Is a bestseller hiding in your academic papers?” and offers some insider tips for preparing and delivering a winning pitch.
Finally, Moonrat at Editorial Ass answers the following ass-tastic questions:
- Do linked short stories still make you really f#@%ing mad?
- If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- Have you acquired more books with male leads, female leads, or an even number?
- Given your demanding job and food cravings, how do you attain moderation?
- And What does it take to break into publishing?