The Business Rusch: The Bad Book

This week, I finished reading a bad book by one of my favorite authors. Well, “finished reading” isn’t accurate. “Paged through the last half” is probably better. The book was astoundingly bad. The author decided to go 50 Shades of Grey on me when she’d never written more than a fade-to-black sex scene before. But that wasn’t the worst. The worst was that her protagonist […]

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Online Writing Workshops

Dean has posted the new online writing workshop schedule through September. I don’t teach these onscreen, but I help massively behind the scenes. If you want to see my mug, check out the lecture series. You can take more than one class at a time, but it is a commitment. There’s homework. Also, if you plan to try to get your POD books distributed through […]

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Dean has posted new online workshops for March. I won’t be the face on-screen. That’ll be Dean because he’s so much better at explaining things. But I have a hand in both of them–a big hand, in fact, since I’m the one who suggested the topics. They are: How To Plot Your Novel and World Building (including world building for “real world” genres like mystery […]

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Dean Wesley Smith and I have announced our new workshops for the latter half of this year and most of next year. For the first time, these include online workshops as well. These workshops, like our blogs, are geared toward professional writers. The workshops also help you with skills you’ll need in indie publishing, like writing cover copy and pitches for Hollywood. The workshops are […]

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The Business Rusch: Writers-The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven)

The Business Rusch: Writers—The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I’ll be honest with you:  I would not have started this series on the changes in the publishing industry if I had known how much bizarre e-mail it would generate for me.  I hadn’t realized that I had entered an area that for some writers incites a fervor that borders on religious. I […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: The Benefits of Hindsight

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: The Benefits of Hindsight Kristine Kathryn Rusch I don’t know if we get wiser as we get older, but we certainly gain a lot more experience.  The experience comes in handy, if we chose to use it.  And sometimes that experience is just there, a part of our personal history and nothing more. I had a […]

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Murder, She Workshopped

I have an impy streak.  And when Kerrie Hughes asked me to write a story about guns and monsters, I somehow came up with this.  Combining a writing workshop with a famous writer and a writing student and some monstrous behavior…well, you’ll see.  You can get the book at your favorite bookstore, or you can order it here.

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Two New Stories in the Same Anthology

Yeah, I got a little wacky.  Here’s the story behind the stories.  Dean and I put on a workshop with Denise Little of Tekno Books.  Denise gives the writers who attend a short story assignment for an active anthology.  The Trouble With Heroes was the assignment anthology.  Denise didn’t pick all of the stories submitted from the workshop for the antho, but honestly, about 95% […]

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