Tag Archives: on writing

  1. On Writing: Inspiration

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    December 21, 2014 by Laird

    Here’s a brief essay I wrote for Biggest Aha Moments in Writing. It’s a great series. The Illusion Probably the most …
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  2. On Writing: Film Rights

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    October 16, 2014 by Laird

    This goes for all writers, but especially for those of you without agents–pay attention to your contract language. Some small …
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  3. On Writing: Pitch Session v. Query Critique

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    October 9, 2014 by Laird

    Today, my agent talks about the evils of pitch sessions. Janet Reid knows her stuff. Her site is loaded with …
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  4. On Writing: More about Agents

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    October 2, 2014 by Laird

    It has been said before and it has been demonstrated by plenty of writers–you can go it on your own. …
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  5. On Writing: Agents

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    August 7, 2014 by Laird

    Do you need an agent? It’s not a trick question. The answer is yes, yes you do. Just ask any …
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  6. Swanwick Says

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    July 23, 2014 by Laird

    Michael Swanwick on writing: “The thing is that there is not one single skill which we can call “writing”; there’s a …
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  7. On Writing: Harry Whittington

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    December 7, 2013 by Laird

    Joe Lansdale turned me on to this bit at Cullen Gallagher’s Pulp Serenade. Old school paperback writer Harry Whittington talks about …
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  8. On Writing: Janet Reid

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    December 4, 2013 by Laird

    My agent, Janet Reid, has a series of posts at her journal that cover technical and business aspects of writing such as …
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  9. On Writing: Gird

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    November 27, 2013 by Laird

    Put on your armor. Gird yourself. Whet your blade. Don’t bother counting your teeth. Make no mistake–you’re writing, you’re in …
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  10. On Writing: Resistance

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    November 11, 2013 by Laird

    To new writers, and especially to young writers: expect resistance. I am forty-three. I’ve written since I was five. I know …
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