Dana King's Blog – November 2008 Archive (4)

The End

(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time.) Just like the Paul Sheldon character in Stephen King's Misery, I have my own little ritual when I finish a manuscript. I'm sure many writers do. Much tedious work remains--finding a publisher, for starters--but with all the writing done I can take a few days off with a clear conscience.



Sheldon had one drink and one cigarette as his celebration. I wait until I've made every improvement I can; only them… Continue

Added by Dana King on November 29, 2008 at 1:57am — 3 Comments

Too Deep to be Popular? Or Vice Versa?

(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time.) Crimespace currently has a couple of enthusiastic debates (here and here) about the endless dispute between literary fiction and genre fiction. Sides tend to form pretty quickly in such engagements. The “literary” side goes on about the “limitations” of genre… Continue

Added by Dana King on November 21, 2008 at 3:21am — No Comments

Rejection

(Cross posted at One Bite at a Time.



I don’t save all my rejections to use as wallpaper or memorabilia. I read them, remember what’s worth remembering, and pitch them. Saves a lot of space for the TBR pile.



Three stick with me, which is probably why I don’t get too worked up over any of them. The first two are related. Several years ago I wrote a short story about a man who constantly feuds with his wife. They have their argument… Continue

Added by Dana King on November 14, 2008 at 6:59am — 2 Comments

October Reading

A lot of writers’ blogs have started recapping what that writer has read over the past month. (Okay, maybe not a lot; Tim Hallinan and Declan Burke, for sure. They’re both excellent writers whose opinions I respect, so I’m not averse to using their examples for a few cheap credibility points.) Continue reading here.

Added by Dana King on November 4, 2008 at 6:13am — No Comments

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