Tuesday, January 13, 2009

From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story

Best lines (not-exact):
"Authors take between 10 to 30 years to produce a text."
"The author will submit the text to an agent. The agent will staple it and submit it to the editor."
"Editors traditionally select character names."
"All communication between editor and author is conducted on twitter."


  1. Very funny. One good bit was on the twitter page, where the editor says to the writer, "Make the mother a werewolf." I wonder if that advice works for poetry.

  2. Also liked the twitter page advice:

    "Like, quadruple the amount. MORE ITALICS."

    "Switch the first chapter and the last chapter."

    Personally I’m thinking of taking the first piece of advice in all the writing I do.