Dana King's Blog – January 2009 Archive (2)

Something Worth Remembering

(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time.)

Writers have been known to remark on what hard work it is to finish a book. Successful writers sometimes comment on the difficulties of cranking out a book a year. In the press kit for her now book, A Darker Domain, no less an authority than Val McDermid lays it out:

People sometimes remark that I must work hard to produce a book a year. They look offended when I laugh. Then I… Continue

Added by Dana King on January 21, 2009 at 11:43am — 4 Comments

Do You Hear What I Hear?

(Cross posted to One Bite at a Time.)

The sole discouraging aspect of my initial Bouchercon trip last October was learning how many writers toss a book if they’re not into it within two or three pages. As someone who likes books that break the story to me gently, I am inclined to write that way, and it was disconcerting to think even other authors wouldn’t give a book any more of a shot than an editor only looking for the next… Continue

Added by Dana King on January 13, 2009 at 6:50am — No Comments

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