Article by Elizabeth Moon on advice for novice writers. Novice writers have to take some responsibility for their own careers. The good information is NOT that hard to find. The novices who don’t find it–and don’t find it repeatedly–are resisting the truth.
Archive for the ‘The Business of Writing’ Category
Publishing changed considerably after the 1979 Supreme Court ruling in Thor Power Tool Company v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., explains why.
An article by Douglas Smith on selling to foreign short fiction markets.
Author John E. Stith describes the process by which an author might acquire an agent.
Lynn Flewelling writes on the basics of query letters.
Eleanor Wood’s 1998 State of Publishing speech given at the Nebula Awards weekend
Article by Melisa Michaels on how to build a writing career.
Eleanor Wood’s speech on the State of Publishing given at the 1997 Nebula Awards weekend
An anti-scam handout by A. C. Crispin
The question arises from time to time, “Should I put SFWA member on my cover letter.” Here are what some editors had to say about that from an article in 1998. Gardner Dozois says, “I take membership in a professional organization like SFWA or HWA as an indication that I should pay more attention to […]