On Writing, Getting Published, and Things Word Related:
I used to blog. In another lifetime when it felt like I had a lot of time to say nothing important at all. So when this site went live, I considered starting another blog so that once more I could have a place to put at random intervals whatever grand thoughts might pop into my head. But then I realized that blogging was a very bad idea. If I blog, I won't write books, and writing books pays the bills. However, like many writers, I'm a far better procrastinator than I am word-crafter, which means, even if I don't blog, I still find lots of ways to not write books. That's what you have here: me not writing books.
(For those who are interested in lengthier detail about how I got published, this is a Podcast with a lot on both THE INFORMATIONIST and on the writing/ publication process. Many thanks to Paula Berinstein and The Chipper Writer.)
- On the Road to Publication September, 2009
- Foreign Rights and Author's Advance November, 2009
- Why the Numbers January, 2010
- Being Good Enough April, 2010
- The Production Process June, 2010
- Rants and Other Great Stuff November, 2010
- The Polite Dinner Guest March, 2011
- Huffington Post: On Writing The Informationist and Coming from a Cult Background March, 2011
- The Thrill Begins: 3 Publishing Survival Tips from Taylor Stevens March, 2011
- For the Writers: Dealing with Criticism March, 2011
- Munroe Vs. Lisbeth May, 2011
- The Bookstore Window Story July, 2011
- Five Things About Me You'd Probably Never Guess From Reading My Books December, 2011
- How to Make an Author Happy June, 2012
Research, and Links to Interesting Things:
Research is another way I have of not writing books. I try to keep it to a minimum, but sometimes it just can't be helped. Here are links to things I've written about, although sometimes I found these long after they were needed.
- For some people, the fact that Michael Munroe speaks 22 languages strains all level of credulity. For this, I refer you to what it means to be a hyperpolyglot, as well the life and history of Emil Krebs, who, although not the only hyperpolyglot in history, is to me, the most fascinating (at least that I have read of so far).