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Writer’s Tears

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With a title like this, you’d probably expect a bit of authorly whining – which I’m happy to do, of course – but in reality, I’m just drawing attention to  a particular brand of Irish whiskey…known as Writer’s Tears. Now, I don’t actually have a bottle of the whiskey – you can only get it in Ireland at the moment (and a few other places in Europe via email). I did try to order it online (even got my brother-in-law to try it, since his hotel has a liquor license and shipping alcohol in the mail is fairly hard to do.) But Ireland post doesn’t ship liquids of any kind right now, so I’m pretty much out of luck unless one of you fine people is going to Ireland and wants to bring me back some.  (Hint, hint.) However, I explained to the lovely people at the shop in Dublin… Read more

Burning Bridges

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Just a thought or two about the small world of publishing. And in some ways, it really is small. Many of us tend to run in the same sorts of circles – whether it’s social media or mailing lists or writing groups or whatever. We follow the same sorts of people – the movers and shakers, the editors, the publishers, the agents, the gurus, the bloggers. Most of us are trying to pick up new bits of information. Find out where the trends are and where they’re going. Or whatever the newest controversy is. Or to network in the hopes that maybe it really *is* who you know. But one of the things I find fascinating is how many hats some of us wear. Some agents are also authors, for example. Some authors provide editing services. Or networking services. Or run workshops. Some people move and change circles throughout their… Read more