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Post by dgaughran » April 12th, 2011, 9:48 am

The Short Story Is Dead! Long Live The Short Story!

The short story as a form has been ‘dying’ for at least as long as the publishing industry has. An article can’t mention it without saying it is “moribund” or in “rude health”. People either devour them, or ignore them. But what is it about the humble short that divides opinion so?

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Post by Aimée » April 13th, 2011, 7:37 am

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Post by Netti » April 13th, 2011, 7:53 am

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Post by dgaughran » April 13th, 2011, 8:55 am

Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum

Today's post is about piracy and the stupid things publishers are doing to combat it, which don't work, and only serve to annoy their customers, you know, the people who actually pay for books.

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... le-of-rum/

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Post by Fenris » April 13th, 2011, 3:13 pm

Today I introduce two new characters and give a bit of backstory for a few others in Patience:

http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/
Hi, my name's Fenris. I'm a thousand-year-old monster who's broken free to destroy the world. Your kids will love me!

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Post by dgaughran » April 14th, 2011, 6:00 am

This is the second post in what will be a continuing series called INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS, a step-by-step guide for getting your stories into (digital) print. I’ll be doing each step with you, learning as you do, because I’ve never done this before either.

STEP 2: DESIGN YOUR COVER

Let’s face it, everyone judges a book by its cover, so if you have a bad one, people may never read your story.

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Post by longknife » April 14th, 2011, 12:53 pm

For those who come to Vegas and get tired of The Strip or Downtown, here's a nice day trip you'll enjoy. Check out the latest entry on my blog.

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Post by Fenris » April 14th, 2011, 1:53 pm

Thanks for the post, dgaughran, that was really helpful.

Now, I also have a new post: A Fruitless Search. In it I introduce a new character, and what was going through her mind during the events of my novel, Harbinger.
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Post by dgaughran » April 15th, 2011, 7:05 am

Today's post (written last night actually) is about the news that is making headline all across the book-world:

E-books are now the #1 selling format in the U.S.

That's right, more than paperback. Wow.

More here on this, and what it means for writers, agents, and publishers: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com
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Post by beeboo15 » April 15th, 2011, 7:57 am

And in this corner! Brutish, gruff, and smelly!

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Post by Fenris » April 15th, 2011, 8:08 am

E-publishing just keeps sounding better and better! Thanks for the post, dgaughran. Given the amount of work that goes into it though (according to Amanda Hocking), I should probably finish at least a few books before I start heading down that road.

Speaking of roads and heading down them, in my blog today I introduce a new character who returns to where her journey started to learn of the disastrous effects it's had: http://harbingercodex.blogspot.com/2011 ... light.html
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Post by Marla Warren » April 16th, 2011, 12:05 am

From my blog Musings on Michael Crichton:

New Michael Crichton Novel Slated for November Release?

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Post by dgaughran » April 16th, 2011, 12:11 pm

Today's blog post is about the unsung heroes of the publishing business: editors. I take a look at one of the most famous short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and show how Raymond Carver's prose was shaped by Gordon Lish's editing. I wrap up by considering the future for editors in a digital world.

Read "What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing" at http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com

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Post by dgaughran » April 17th, 2011, 10:24 am

Today's post is the third in what will be a continuing series called INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS, a step-by-step guide for getting your stories into (digital) print. I’ll be doing each step with you, learning as you do, because I’ve never done this before either.

STEP 3: EDIT YOUR STORY

Now that your cover has attracted readers inside to sample your writing, you better make sure your book is professionally-edited.

If your book is not professionally-edited, your sales will be affected. Most readers these days sample a work first. On Amazon, you can download a chunk of most books for free to see if you like it. The size of the sample is set by the author, but it’s usually around 25%.

Continue reading at my blog: http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com.
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Post by Moni12 » April 17th, 2011, 12:17 pm

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