Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Writer Beware! blog has a good post today on facing reality in the publishing world.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Reality Check on Aisle Writer Beware
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Writer Beware gets a ton of email. Reports of schemes, scams, and fee-charging, of course, but also questions about agents' and publishers' reputations, questions about the researching/querying/submitting/publishing process, requests for advice, requests for recommendations.
Requests to deny reality.
Say what? Well, a request to deny reality is when a writer sees something on this blog or on the Writer Beware website, doesn't wish to believe it, and wants to be told that in his or her case, it's just not true.
As in, "Your website says that agents shouldn't charge upfront fees, but this agent who wants me to pay $500 is so nice, are they maybe legit anyway?"
Or, "Agent X is on your Thumbs Down list, but they want to represent me and their website looks professional, are they really so bad?"
Or, "I found your Alert that says Publisher Y is being sued, but they have books on Amazon, so couldn't it all be a mistake?"
Read the rest here--and beware!