I was watching Hail, Caesar! the other day when it occurred to me I don’t really understand why Big Publishing is having such a hard time. To your first, question, yes this is how my mind works. To your second question—”what does Hail, Caesar! have to do with book publishing?”, I’m assuming—let me explain. I really enjoyed Hail, Caesar!, which…

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Note: this article appeared previously in the Huffington Post, and is obviously meant for October-November, but I’m reposting it now instead because blah blah blah reasons. We at Bad Advice for Writers have thus far only concentrated on the act of writing, ignoring important things to like how to behave like a writer and the importance of…

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I have a policy about reviews. That policy is: don’t speak to the people who have reviewed one of my books unless they speak to me first. It’s a good policy, and one which I employ in many walks of life in many different ways, because I’m somewhat introverted and the odds are good even…

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