“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.”
Matter Notes: A lawyer's private notes on a legal matter; considered inviolate and nondisclosable. By metaphor and game, my occasional blog posts on literary matters. In both cases, a form of work product.
But first, as to validation. (See previous post.) I was stunned to see that there is at least one literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who gets it. Mr. Wylie said in a recent interview for New Republic what I’ve been saying here in my quiet corner of the Internet for a long time. That the publishing
A few months back, I wrote a piece on whether writing is a dying profession. My take was that, given the sorry state of traditional book publishers, there’s no longer any incentive for writers to honor the antiquated model of hiding their work in a drawer for years until an acquisitions editor taps it with
I haven’t posted here in a few weeks, but I did write a guest post on my Enemy Glory series for the speculative fiction website Risingshadow.net. Risingshadow has a facebook page. It also has tens of thousands of books in its database, and the folks who maintain it are truly passionate about sharing information with
I haven’t read Edward Younkins’s newest book, Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business Through Literature and Film. It gets released on October 15. But I am acquainted with Dr. Younkins. (More on that later). He is a professor of Accountancy and Business Administration in the Department of Business and Technology at Wheeling Jesuit University. He founded WJU’s