heh

by marjorieingall on November 2, 2009

from boxing the octopus, the writing blog i like (this post is by
colleen thompson):
“Whenever I hear that old ‘everyone has a book in them’ axe, I can’t help
but point out: Everyone has a spleen in them, too, but it takes a
particular skill set to get it out, and only in rare circumstances is it a
good idea to display it on a shelf.”
(http://boxingoctopus.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-nanowrimo-time-again.html)

I often get email asking how to be published writer. I have a standard letter I send back. It’s good advice! Practical! Encouraging! But I rarely hear back after I send it. I think what most people want to hear is, “Ooh, I’ll introduce you to my agent!” Being told instead, “Here are some tips for doing the boring, hard work … and I’ll tell you how to get used to rejection as soon as I’ve managed that myself” is an Epic Fail.

From Boxing the Octopus, a delightful blog about writing:

Whenever I hear that old “everyone has a book in them” axe, I can’t help but point out: Everyone has a spleen in them, too, but it takes a particular skill set to get it out, and only in rare circumstances is it a good idea to display it on a shelf.

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Fawn November 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I love this so much. Must have it printed on a t-shirt.

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