Reposted – Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition

Take a look at this thought-provoking piece by Kristine Katheryn Rusch, future authors: Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition This is another one of those deceptive titles, like “Money.” Because when most writers read “Competition” as the sub header here, they think, Yep, there’s just too much competition out there. A handful of … Continue reading Reposted – Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition

Reposted: Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?

A fascinating piece from Kristine Katheryn Rusch, readers! Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We? Two weeks ago, I posted about agenting changes, and linked to a Hollywood Reporter piece about the new writer/agent relationship. Many of you had sent me that piece, because it is shocking in its happy talk about what is, … Continue reading Reposted: Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?

Reposted – Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part One)

Take a look at this excellent piece by Kristine Katheryn Rusch, readers: Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part One) I keep forgetting that working in the arts requires a very specific sort of attitude. It’s an attitude that can be trained, but to do that, an artist must want to change. This is a complex … Continue reading Reposted – Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part One)

Reposted – Business Musings: The Final Brandon Sanderson Post

I have to take this week off again, readers. Until I return, please consider this article by Kristine Katheryn Rusch: Business Musings: The Final Brandon Sanderson Post Well, Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter is one for the record books. It became the highest grossing Kickstarter about a month before his Kickstarter closed. And then it continued to … Continue reading Reposted – Business Musings: The Final Brandon Sanderson Post

Reposted – Business Musings: Copyright Fun Part One

An important, informative read: Business Musings: Copyright Fun Part One When I wrote my year in review for 2021, all seven posts of it, I was going to write a single post on copyright, highlighting all the interesting things from the year. Copyright issues dominated the news in 2021…and I was taking the first half … Continue reading Reposted – Business Musings: Copyright Fun Part One

Reposted – Business Musings: Brandon’s Kickstarter

Something worth considering, readers: Business Musings: Brandon’s Kickstarter The conversation started about 10 hours after Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter went live. That’s when the press noticed that a writer made millions in the space of a few hours—without the help of any major publishing house. Brandon’s own fans are doing this. I’m writing this post about … Continue reading Reposted – Business Musings: Brandon’s Kickstarter

Reposted – The Business Rusch: Perfection

A timely reminder, readers: At every craft workshop I teach, I make at least one writer cry. This week, I’m teaching a short story workshop for professional writers. These are workshop-hardened folk, people who have been eviscerated by the best of them, people who come to my workshops having heard that I make writers cry, … Continue reading Reposted – The Business Rusch: Perfection