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Who needs publishers?

Writer Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr are doing just fine publishing their own stuff.  Presumably this means they have also dispensed with agents.  Now, the illustrated books that they turn out under the imprint of Idiot’s Press, with titles … Continue reading

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Republicans and Bladerunner

For the fiction writer who suffers from periodic urges to deliver political sermons, the dystopian novel offers the possibility of combining your creative and your evangelical natures.   George Orwell did it, illuminating the essence of Stalinism in 1984. Ridley … Continue reading

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“…I am a spiteful man.”

“Notes from the Underground” is one of the few enthusiasms from my adolescence that still gives pleasure  (I am talking about intellectual enthusiasms here).   For an unloved, misunderstood 16 year-old, it was a fine revelation to discover that someone else … Continue reading

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What Now?

Founded in the belief that shameless self-promotion is a bedrock necessity for the modern writer. I’ve just written my first book, and this is the first entry in my first blog.  Every aspiring-to-be-published writer surely has heard by now that he … Continue reading

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