Business Musings: Obsession, Delusion, and Writing

I’m sure you’ve all seen the first. Stephen King wrote one of his every-five-years or so essays defending the prolific writer. His essays are always a little defensive, because he’s writing for the literary crowd, and always a little perplexed, as if he’s not sure why people complain when someone writes fast. (I’m perplexed about that too.)

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The Business Rusch: A Career Versus Publication

 I was a bit stunned at the response to last week’s blog, not because the response was negative—it wasn’t—but because so many of you said that you had no idea that writing was a career choice. On a gut level, many of you knew that some of us had made careers as writers, but over the years—decades, maybe—the idea that a writer could not just […]

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The Business Rusch: A Good Offense

After last week’s blog post, I became scared to open my e-mail. Not because I got hate mail—far from it. I got a lot of positive mail. But I also got a lot of sad stories about the scams out there, mostly from people who watched friends succumb. There have always been scams that suck in wannabe writers. Terrible contracts for professional writers have existed […]

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The Business Rusch: Those Pesky Bestselling Writers Again (Changing Times Part Ten)

The Business Rusch: Those Pesky Bestselling Writers Again (Changing Times Part Ten) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I finished the first draft of the book yesterday, my brain is made of Swiss cheese, and now I’m faced with this post.  When I finish it, I’ll collapse on the couch and let visions of sugar plums dance in my head for a few days.  Or I would, if […]

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