Monthly Archives: March 2011

Recommendation: Kiana Davenport’s HOUSE OF SKIN

One of the curious things about Kindle and iBooks self-pub phenomenon is its focus on genre fiction.  There’s nothing wrong with genre, of course.  It’s entertaining, and often just as well written technically as literary fiction.  Writers and critics who … Continue reading

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Pub Crawl part 2: How I got my agent

Getting your manuscript before a good literary agent isn’t all that difficult. Getting them to agree to represent you, however, is another story. I’m lucky to have many, many friends in creative industries from music to advertising to film.  I … Continue reading

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Pub Crawl Part 1: the long, slow road to getting published

One of the reasons I resurrected this blog was to provide one writer’s experience of what it takes to get a book published. I’ve made a living as a writer for well over a decade now.  Note that I said … Continue reading

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John Le Carré asks to be removed from Man Booker International Prize shortlist

John Le Carré, father of the modern spy novel, has asked to have his name removed from the Man Booker International prize shortlist.  According to the Guardian, Le Carré released a statement saying, “I am enormously flattered to be named as … Continue reading

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The book is dead; long live the book!

The book has been around for about 1,000 years now.  Around 100 C.E., someone in the Roman Empire folded some parchment up into a convenient proto-notebook and called it a pugillares membranei. This rather useful innovation lived alongside tablets and … Continue reading

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Oh, good. You’re awake.

After a period of about 2.5 years, I’ve decided to resurrect Agents of Goldstein. Because, you know, another blog is just what teh interwebz needs.

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