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Controlled By Fear

Please click the link and read the whole thing!  ~Ness

Controlled By Fear:

Needing an Agent is an Irrational Fear…

I said that in a webinar today and got a couple comments later from writers who had heard it. And it dawned on me that even though needing an agent is based completely in irrational fears, most writers don’t understand that. Even though it is obvious to me.

So here I am again, trying to talk logic at a myth once again.


I could go on, but basically, there is not an aspect of a writer wanting an agent that isn’t fear based. Not one.

And there certainly is no logic to giving your gardener 15% ownership in your home for mowing your lawn.

There was a time in the industry where agents were needed. That time passed about twenty years ago. Writers need to step into this new century, grow a pair, learn their own business, and get past the fears.

You don’t need an agent in 2018.

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28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

I have a new infographic! 

Jack, from Custom Writing shared with me an infographic he made called 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead.  It’s very much like a visual thesaurus!  It’s great to have a tool like that, for those times when you’re reaching for a better way to say something.

To see the infographic in its full size, be sure to click the link! 


28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead


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StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 1 by Bryce Beattie — Kickstarter

About this projectFinally, a literary journal you don’t have to be ashamed to be caught reading! I don’t have a problem with stories that make you think. I like thinking. Here’s the problem: I also like to have fun. Sometimes I just wish I could pick up a magazine and have every story in it be exciting and enjoyable.StoryHack Action & Adventure is that fun literary journal you and I have been waiting for. This campaign is to help launch issue #1.

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31 Jokes Every Grammar Nerd Can’t Help But Love

These are funny!  I was fond of #2.  Smile  Enjoy!

31 Jokes Every Grammar Nerd Can’t Help But Love

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The Noble Art


Saccharine verbiage and repetitive abstraction do not a poem make.

The Noble Art Is Not So Noble | PJ Media

Yes, what a true line.  I confess, I am guilty.  Great article!