Writing Advice from Gail Simone

February 1st, 2016
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I found this on Tumblr and I had to share. Word credit to Gail Simone, kickass brilliant feminist writer of comics and wisdom. Photo by me.

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Twitter Advice

November 16th, 2009

I was a very busy KT this weekend, getting nearly caught up on all my queries. I’m not quite at the end yet, but I can see it from where I’m standing. Anyway, in the course of looking through about 200 queries, give or take, certain themes popped out at me, and certain #pubtips worth […]

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Back to Advice

April 9th, 2009
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Rexroth posted yesterday about the sources of advice — how to know who to trust, etc. — and it reminded me of a post I wrote myself back in March of 2008, “Says Who?” Here’s an excerpt: A question came up this weekend about internet advice. Now, I realize that I’m one of many purveyors […]

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Advice for Teen Writers

August 12th, 2008

I’ve had occasion in the last few days to recommend this brilliant article by Jon Scalzi to several writers, and figured it was worth sharing with all. It’s a few years old, so you may have seen it already, but it’s a practically timeless piece of advice on writing for teenage writers.

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Ask Daphne! For investment advice?

June 10th, 2008

A long but great question this morning from Hortense the Prepared (Yet Confused). Hortense writes, “I’m a writer who likes to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, the best-case scenario, and as many scenarios in between as is possible. So, I find it a bit frustrating at times that I cannot see, analyze, and plan for every detail of what happens after a writer sells his or her first book. This all leads up to my new favorite question for authors: What would you consider good investments for part or all of your first advance?”

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