Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Contracts and Business, oh my

For writers looking at the business side of writing, and shouldn’t we All be looking at that? Hmmmm? Unless you are just writing for funsies. In which case you might not need this post. But do stay and tell me about your fun. I could stand to live a little vicariously through someone else sometimes, especially when it comes to writing.

For the rest of us, Chip MacGregor has a great blog entry on what to watch out for on Contracts.

And in case you are new to my blog, or somehow just missed my previous scintillating but few posts, no, Chip MacGregor is not my agent. Yet anyway. I am wise enough to never rule much of anything out. Especially these days. But Chip MacGregor is the agent of another JRW member that I have met. Friend of a friend thing. Happens a lot in the writing community, especially in James River Writers. Which is why you should join. Right Katharine? If you are in the Richmond, Virginia area at a time to come to one of JRWs events do come meet Katharine Herndon JRW Membership Chair.

Anyway, back to business of writing business, in particular Contracts. Duh-duh-ta-duh. Don’t know why that I put that there, it just popped into my head as a musical cue. And yeah, okay, I’m the first to admit this isn’t a Maggie blog, she’d have put in the U-Tube link video for you to enjoy. But I also admit that yes, you do indeed need to check out Maggie’s blog. She has great advice on it. Although I don’t think I quite buy one of her recent entries about how even she ‘sucked’ at things. Yeah, not so much that I’ve seen. If that’s her way of sucking then I’m going to do okay.

But back to the point of this post….sheesh, now you guys see why I do a lot of editing.

Maggie has great advice on her blog, and Chip MacGregor has great advice. [and for the newbies to my blog here, that's Maggie Stiefvater, you'll find a link here in several of my previous posts where I talk about her magnificance.] Maggie has writer’s point of view, Successful writer, I should add. And Chip has advice from an agent’s view. Assume he’s successful since he’s still in business as an agent. ;)

So check out his blog. And Also check out the link to another blog he has in his blog entry. It not only links to a blog that has some really interesting writing tips – Denise, you might want to especially look! I don’t really write the romance novel and I found some great tips there! – but it gives a great nod to Kit Wilkinson’s new novel! Congratulations Kit!!!!

Anyway – that’s it. Here’s the summary. Come on, it’s not like you don’t go digging for distractions when you are trying to avoid writing. Hmmmm? Not that I would know anything about that of course…… oh gee, look at the time, I’ve got things to do…..

May 04, 2010

.......By the way, a cool bit of news today... Steeple Hill's Executive Editor, Joan Marlow Golan is being interviewed over at , and has nice things to say about Kit Wilkinson's new novel, Sabotage...

And for those that really aren’t going to dig….

Here’s Kit’s new novel mention ;)

Yay Kit!!!

And of course she welcomesinnovative stories, such as SABOTAGE by Kit Wilkinson (June 2010), in which the heroine, a horsewoman, is an Olympic hopeful, and the hero, her temporary groom, has actually been hired by her father as a personal bodyguard.

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