Who cares about authorial intent?

Who cares about authorial intent?

Last week, the ‘Front Page of the Internet’ went insane. Again. This is the perfect time to talk about ownership, authorial intent, and why you have no control over what your audience thinks. And, hell, why not start a discussion? Congratulations! After...
How Much Do You Sell For?

How Much Do You Sell For?

This article in The New York Times bemoans the issues of being a writer; namely, not being paid. The author, Tim Kreider, addresses the frequency of people asking him to write for free. Sickening, isn’t it? Kreider ends his tirade by pleading with all writers to...
What is Your Genre?

What is Your Genre?

The room is dark, your candles burn low. Your lover has given up calling you back to bed, and is snoring gently in the other room. But you have important work to do. Yes, you have a murder to plot. And somewhere a forbidden romance is swelling to it’s climax....
What Do You Listen To While Writing?

What Do You Listen To While Writing?

I have a problem with sounds. I write in libraries and other public places frequently, and I can’t stand hearing other people when I’m trying to think. The slightest phrase, or a peel of laughter will destroy my concentration. So I listen to music when I...