Friday, June 05, 2009

Writer's Digest

"Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail." ~Ernest Hemingway

Does anyone else get Writer's Digest? They always have some great info: articles about the writing/publishing biz, bios of new authors, contests, etc. Just got mine yesterday and I can't wait to page through it. Interestingly, the very first piece of advice in the article "Your Publishing Survival Guide" is Stop reading the trades. That is, don't drive yourself crazy trying to keep up with trends/agent sales/etc. Just write. Not sure what I think about that. I mean, I agree with the "just write" piece, but so much of the industry tells you that you should know what's being bought and sold right now, so to just abandon it altogether...hmm...

They're also apparently sponsoring a contest -- "The Business of Publishing" -- in NYC in September. Here's the website, if you're interested. Looks like they'll have some good info/speakers.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Yes, I read it too, though I haven't gotten my copy yet, darn it.