Friday, December 23, 2011

Hilarious comedy routine by John Branyan on difference between Shakespeare's vocabulary and typical American's today. Funny and thought provoking for any modern writer. (Thanks to Lorina Stephens of Five River Books for the tip.)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Editors not always right

A mildly amusing walk through rejection letters received by (subsequently) major writers: To be fair, some of these are early works, and I have always maintained that one role of acquisition editors is to protect writers from publishing their earlier, not-quite-ready works prematurely. And even the editor who rejected "Left Hand of Darkness" (which went on to become a major classic) is making a reasonable decision on what kind of book is right for his press.

But, you know, sometimes we're just wrong.