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Oh, and there we were all in one place, a generation lost in space with no time left to start again.
So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candlestick 'cause fire is the devil's only friend.
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

There must be 50 ways to tip young writers

(Grocked from Matt Stagg)

Cat Rambo is spilling the beans on Ten Tips For a New Writer.

I keep trying #2 and getting waylaid by the jobs and life. They're like highway men, waiting to shake me down for extra time and energy as I travel through the dark forest.

#4 is very important. It's a hard lesson to learn. I was fortunate that when I started, the markets I submitted to would take up to eight months to respond. Helped me learn to keep writing real quick.

#5 is something I've been struggling with since I started. I think I did the right thing by downshifting to short stories. I haven't had any published, yet, but I've learned how to tell a story and how to write it.

#6, 8, and 9 are pieces of advice that you must do. Much of writing advice falls into #10, but these three are golden rules.

And these days, #3 is very important. Word-of-mouth kinds of conversation are made 12x easier by these intrumunets.

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